Semarang’s Resilience Journey

The city of Semarang released its Resilience Strategy on May 23, 2016. Explore the strategy here.

Semarang’s Resilience Story

As a coastal city in an Indonesian archipelago, the city’s most pressing concerns are about water. It experiences two types of floods: tidal flooding and flash floods. In recent years, the impact from floods has multiplied due to sea level rise, coastal erosion, and land subsidence. The city has implemented innovative programs for rain water harvesting, planted vetiver grass to prevent landslides, rehabilitated mangroves to protect coastlines, and invested in early warning systems for floods and vector-borne diseases, but there is still work to do.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Coastal / Tidal Flooding
  • Disease Outbreak
  • Drought
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Sea Level Rise / Coastal Erosion

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

Muhammad Luthfi Eko Nugroho is Chief Resilience Officer of Semarang. He also heads the Infrastructure and Environment Research and Development subdivision of BAPPEDA, Semarang’s development planning agency. He holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Development from Diponegoro University in Semarang. Luthfi has practical experience in various fields, including urban and regional planning, infrastructure planning, environment, sustainable development, climate change, disaster risk reduction, community empowerment, and city resilience.

Snapshot of Semarang

  • 1,555,984

    population as of 2010

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