Emma Colven

Emma Colven is a Geography PhD Candidate at UCLA. Her research examines contestations over flood mitigation and expert…

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Emma Colven is a Geography PhD Candidate at UCLA. Her research examines contestations over flood mitigation and expert knowledge in Indonesia’s capital city.

The politics of flood mitigation in Jakarta
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The politics of flood mitigation in Jakarta

Jakarta is marked by a paradox: the city suffers from both too much and too little water. During monsoon season, heavy precipitation strains the network of canals and waterways that weave through Jakarta’s urban fabric, threatening to overwhelm the city. Rivers swell, sometimes inundating housing constructed along their banks. Water collects in roads, bringing the […]