Adaptation Strategies of Relocated Persons in Flood Affected Areas: The Case of the Ciliwung River area in Jakarta, Indonesia

Doris Kokutungisa Ishenda, Shi Guoqing


This study discusses the adaptation of displacees due to the Ciliwung River normalization displacement program carried out by the Daerah Khusus Ibukota (DKI) which is a special region of the capital city of the Jakarta provincial government that intends to address the problem of flooding that occurred in the capital city of Jakarta. There is a change in displacees, namely: a reduction in income as well as an increase in expenses for the rental of a low-cost flat, water and electricity. The concept used in this study is Suharto's concept of an adaptation strategy in which there are three strategic points, including active strategy, passive strategy and social network strategy. The concept was chosen because it was adapted to the habits of the Indonesian people themselves. The method used is a case study with the technique of determining the informants by snowball sampling. The results showed that displacees carried out Suharto's overall adaptation strategy.

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International Journal of Global Sustainability    ISSN 1937-7924