Jakarta's Mistargeted Flood Mitigation Policy
The massive construction of infiltration wells in Jakarta to prevent floods is almost a waste of money. The Jakarta administration should focus on restoring the functions of rivers and reservoirs instead.
JAKARTA Governor Anies Baswedan must reassess the plan to build a million infiltration wells worth billions of rupiah in the capital city. The plan sounds misdirected and misplaced at best as nearly three thousand wells have already proved to be of little use.
Building infiltration well is just one of the methods to manage floods but not the primary one. The government cannot depend on a million wells to hold a high volume of rainwater a...
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Jakarta Anies Baswedan Infiltration Wells Floods