Technology: An open-source flood map to reduce risks and improve emergency response management. The platform uses social media to collect real-time information regarding flooding for residents of Jakarta.
Link to interactive map: https://petajakarta.org/banjir/en/
Problem: Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is a mega-city located in a delta surrounded by a multitude of rivers and canals. Increased urbanization coupled with climate change has led to an increased rate of land subsidence and the city is physically sinking between 5 to 20 cm per year. Intense flooding during the monsoon season has become a regular occurrence, and losses in the magnitude of billions of dollars was incurred in the most recent floods. On top of the problem of poor infrastructure to manage these floods, there is the fundamental issue with absence of real-time information to notify residents of these flooding events.
- Residents with access to smart phones and social media
- SMART Infrastructure Facility
- Local Emergency Response Team (Badan Penangulangan Bencana Daerah, BPBD DKI Jakarta)
- Twitter Inc
- Jakarta SmartCity
- CogniCity http://cognicity.info/cognicity/
- Encourage participation of residents in real-time reporting of flood-related issues, which will improve emergency response and community engagement
- Visualize data in an interactive map that links the government’s formal information system and the informal information from social media
- Build an “information ecosystem” to improve resiliency in flood situations