The Proposed Groundwater Management for the Greater Jakarta Area, Indonesia


The Greater Jakarta, the capital city of Republic of Indonesia, occupies the northern zone of Java Island and the elevations of this plain vary from 0 to 1,000 m above sea level. Some evident showed that the population influenced the condition of groundwater resources in this megacity as most of them acquire the needed water by groundwater abstraction. It caused a negative impact on these resources itself both quantity and quality. Therefore, the proper groundwater management of this area should be established and the groundwater management should cover the two important aspects, i.e., physical and technical aspects, and social and non technical aspects.


Groundwater Quality Groundwater Resource Land Subsidence Recharge Area Groundwater Management 



The author wishes to thank The Project of Human Impact to Subsurface Environment in Some Megacities in Asia of Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, c.q. Prof. Dr. Makoto Taniguchi and Competitive Program Project of Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), c.q. Prof. Dr. Lukman Hakim, for supporting this research. He also would like to thank Makoto Kagabu, Sudaryanto, and Rachmat Fajar Lubis for their helps during the preparation of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for GeotechnologyIndonesian Institute of SciencesBandungIndonesia

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