WIT Press


Stakeholder Participation In Flood Control Of Ciliwung River, Jakarta, Indonesia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WRM130251

Volume

171

Pages

11

Page Range

275 - 285

Published

2013

Size

1521 kb

Author(s)

A. Neolaka

Abstract

This study aims at investigating the level of participation in flood control activities on the part of community members who live by the Ciliwung river bank. Since the river is quite a long one, it was decided to conduct this study in the area between Kalibata Bridge and Manggarai floodgate, about eight kilometers in length. The study was conducted between October to December 2011. The study focused on natural resources management. The first sub-focus is stakeholder participation, the second is flood control, and the third is the Ciliwung river bank area where recurrent flood occurs. The study questions whether there is community participation in flood control activities within the Ciliwung riverbank area. The paradigm is how the government, together with the community along the Ciliwung riverbank, demonstrate their concern for their environment that is reflected in their taking care of the environment such as preventing themselves from throwing garbage into the river so as not to flood every time it rains.This qualitative study is supported by data collected by means of observations, interviews, and documentation. Findings of the study show a high level of participation expressed in words by the community. Yet, they reported difficulties in putting this into action due to the slum area they are living in, unavailability of road access, and waste resulting from disposal activities of residents forced to use the river. It is therefore not surprising that the river is full of garbage and they experience floods during the rainy season. The government has not sufficiently persudaded the target community to participate in flood control activities. In interviews, the target community stated that they were ready not to throw garbage into the river provided that there is road access, garbage carts or trucks are available for

Keywords

stakeholders, participation, flood control, Ciliwung river