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Land use change and precipitation implication to hydro-meteorological disasters in Central Java: an overview

Intan Hapsari Surya Putri (Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia)
Imam Buchori (Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia)
Wiwandari Handayani (Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia)

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

ISSN: 1759-5908

Article publication date: 23 November 2021

Issue publication date: 6 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to prove that land-use change plays a role in the occurrence of hydro-meteorological disasters in Central Java, especially in relation to its upstream and downstream.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents empirical findings from quantitative research using a spatial analysis and descriptive analysis.

Findings

The upstream and downstream area of Central Java is categorized as a rapid development area that results in changes in land use and land cover. The findings showed that there was an increasing number of hydrometeorological disasters such as floods and landslides as the impact of land-use change and rainfall conditions.

Research limitations/implications

Analysis of the relationship between rainfall and disaster events with more technical and specific analysis could be done in the further research.

Originality/value

In this study, more analysis in the context of river basin systems including upstream and downstream in different periods to examine the linkage between them have been considered and incorporated.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia for funding this research in the scheme of Program Magister menuju Doktor untuk Sarjana Unggul Research Grant (642-04/UN7.6.1/PP/2020). Any flaw or weakness is the responsibility of the authors.

Declaration of interest statement: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

Citation

Putri, I.H.S., Buchori, I. and Handayani, W. (2023), "Land use change and precipitation implication to hydro-meteorological disasters in Central Java: an overview", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 100-114. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-12-2020-0125

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