24 May New publication: ‘Why politics matters: An insight from Indonesia’s flood management’
Article by Yogi Permana on politics and Indonesia’s flood management at NewMandala.org.
Flooding is the most significant hydrometeorological hazard in Indonesia because it occurs more often, affects more people and cause massive and expensive damage. Patronage politics, like those predominant in South Kalimantan, are a crucial factor exacerbating climate disasters, and governments rely heavily on inadequate technological solutions to mitigate floods.
Photo: Homes along the Barito river, South Kalimantan.