chapter  14
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Climate Adaptation in the City of Jakarta

ByPhilip J. Ward, Muh Aris Marfai, Poerbandono and Edvin Aldrian

With a coastline of approximately 81,000km, and more than 17,500 islands, Indonesia  is extremely vulnerable to coastal inundation (Marfai and King, 2008a, 2008b). The  capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta, is particularly vulnerable to coastal and  riverine flooding (Aerts et al, 2009; Yulianto et al, 2009), as well as localized flooding  due to intense precipitation events. This vulnerability stems from a complex interaction  of several physical and socio-economic parameters.