Adapting to Climate Change in Jakarta Using Biopori Infiltration Holes

With global climate change comes an increased threat of urban flooding to many towns and cities. In Jakarta, Indonesia, urban flooding is a very real problem. With a growing population consuming more water, an increase in land covered with cement or concrete, a decrease of natural green spaces and a changing climate, Jakarta has to … More Adapting to Climate Change in Jakarta Using Biopori Infiltration Holes

Tsunami and Earthquake Death Toll Rises to Over 2,000 in Indonesia

On 28 September, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and at least 494 aftershocks hit Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The largest earthquake, in combination with a landslide on the ocean floor, triggered a  tsunami that struck Palu Bay and the western coast at a speed of 800km per hour with waves of up to 6m. At least 616,000 have … More Tsunami and Earthquake Death Toll Rises to Over 2,000 in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Head of Meteorology Warns Against Heavy Rains Until March

Head of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita Karnawati said that many regions in Indonesia are currently still experiencing rainy season. This condition, she said, is caused by quite a strong west wind since January and it is forecasted that until March many regions in Indonesia will still experience the peak of rainy … More Indonesia’s Head of Meteorology Warns Against Heavy Rains Until March