The Indonesian Government has partnered with the Dutch Water Sector in a joint initiative to protect the sinking city of Jakarta.
Called the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD), the large scale master plan located in Jakarta Bay will act as flood mitigation for the city,Jakarta is sinking rapidly at a rate of approximately 7.5 centimetres each year, due to the extraction of water being used for drinking purposes by almost 10 million inhabitants.
If this rate continues, 80% of North Jakarta will be up to 5 metres below sea level by 2050 and 7 meters in 2080.
Utilising the Dutch Water Sector's expertise in water management, the NCICD master plan proposes a giant sea wall surrounding numerous large lagoons.
The sea wall will act as protection against floods from the sea, and the lagoons are being created to buffer outflow from Jakarta’s rivers.
The masterplan is developed by a consortium headed by Witteveen+Bos and Grontmij.