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Flood Management in Samarinda, Indonesia: Recent Progress

Version 1 : Received: 22 February 2021 / Approved: 23 February 2021 / Online: 23 February 2021 (15:46:35 CET)

How to cite: Sukmara, R.B.; Wu, R.S.; Ariyaningsih, A. Flood Management in Samarinda, Indonesia: Recent Progress. Preprints 2021, 2021020524 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0524.v1). Sukmara, R.B.; Wu, R.S.; Ariyaningsih, A. Flood Management in Samarinda, Indonesia: Recent Progress. Preprints 2021, 2021020524 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0524.v1).

Abstract

Samarinda’s flooding issue is threatening future city development. As the most populated city in Kalimantan, Samarinda (the municipality of East Borneo) plays a role-model in disaster management for a neighboring city. This paper introduces current flood disaster handling in this city. History of disaster management in Indonesia is started from the earlier of Indonesian independence. Year 2008, after hit by severe Tsunami in Aceh and its surrounding, Government of Republic of Indonesia form special agency to manage disaster specifically, namely National Board for Disaster Management (in Bahasa called: Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Nasional [BNPB]) and follows by the regional and local government to form similar agency in provincial and local scale (including Samarinda), called Regional Board for Disaster Management (in Bahasa: Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah[BPBD]) which is formed in 2009 and 2011, respectively. The aim of this paper is to explain flood management in Samarinda where is flood hazard increase gradually and need to be a priority. Descriptive analysis is used in this study including secondary data and interviewed stakeholders. Finally, the finding of study obtains found five constraints related to Samarinda’s flood management including administrative and policy, social, economic, environment and technical and knowledge constraint. This study also promotes several schemes of non-structural approach to enlarge alternative perspective in flood management.

Keywords

urban flooding; flood management; flood disaster; Samarinda;

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