Preventive strategy in response to climate change and infrastructural failures for Jakarta slum dwellers
V. Pooroe1 and I. Prabaharyaka21Amrta Institute for water literacy, Jl. Wologito Tengah II No. 16 Kembangarum, Semarang Barat Semarang 50148, Central Java, Indonesia 2Insulinde Research Institute, Sukamenak Indah P-36 Bandung 40227, West Java, Indonesia
Received: 31 May 2012 – Accepted for review: 16 Jun 2012 – Discussion started: 06 Aug 2012
Abstract. Jakarta is a city with unpredictable yet annual water shortages, both during the dry and wet season, which disproportionately affect the urban poor. One possible solution is to redevelop the existing water supply system which is now working in one of the largest slum area in Penjaringan, North Jakarta. This system is equipped with a large meter, the Master Meter, to record the communal water consumption and individual meters to record household consumptions. The Community Based Organization uses, operates, and maintains the system based on agreement with water users. Improvement of the Master Meter is achieved by harvesting uncollected rain water during the wet season with its high rainfall intensity, modifying the water storage system and improving the influent water quality. This paper aims to provide a preventive strategy in response to climate change and infrastructural failures based on a case study of community-based water supply project in Penjaringan, Jakarta.
Pooroe, V. and Prabaharyaka, I.: Preventive strategy in response to climate change and infrastructural failures for Jakarta slum dwellers, Drink. Water Eng. Sci. Discuss., 5, 421-434, doi:10.5194/dwesd-5-421-2012, 2012.