Community Perceptions towards the causes of flood in Air Pacah Area, Padang City, Indonesia

stijono, Bambang Istijono and Ophiyandri, Taufika and nisa, An (2016) Community Perceptions towards the causes of flood in Air Pacah Area, Padang City, Indonesia. International Journal of Earth Sciences anda Engineering (IJEE).


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There is a rapid development in Air Pacah area since 1999. This area used to be a remote are and a retarding basin of Oadang City. In 2011, it was designated as the new head quarter complex for Padang City goverment. One of the negative impact of its development was the increase of flood frequency. In order to mitigare the flood, goverment conducted a flood control project at Maransi River which passes this area. However, this project has not completed yet due to land acquisition problem Accordingly, this paper aims to identify community perception on flood causes and into what extent the flood control project has benifited the community. Thirty semi-structure interviews were conducted between May and October 2015 and analysed using descriptive statistic and content analysis method. It was found that community feel that there has been an increase in flood frequency, flood depth, and flood duration. There are four dominant factors that have significant impact on flood, rain duration, lowinfiltration area, massive construction of real estates and offices, and bad drainage system. Community who live exacly next to the construction site has benefited from the flood control project, on the other hand community at the upstream has not feel the positive impact yet because the construction halted due to land aquisation problem. As a result, it is strongly recomended that goverment to immediately acquire the land needed for the flood control Project. Keywords: community perception, flood, flood causes, flood control, land acquisation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Fakultas Teknik > Sipil
Depositing User: Operator Repo Unand
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 03:23
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 03:23

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