Climate management: it's a serious game

If you link up computer models, you learn how processes interrelate. Now we can show how physical measures and social support influence each other. Or, to go even further, how to manage disasters using Facebook.

The game shows how the water system and the public interact

Flooding app for Jakarta Floods are practically a daily occurrence in Jakarta. There is a major disaster roughly once every five years, but the rivers that flow into the city from the Puncak burst their banks far more often than that. Heavy rainfall also regularly makes the roads impassable. Jakarta is one of the world's biggest cities. Its a difficult place to grasp fully. For that reason, work is now being done on a project called 'Flood Control Dashboard Jakarta'. The aim is to develop a smart phone application (app) that lets everybody see at a glance which areas are flooded and what the forecasts are. The system combines observations from measuring networks in the region. A number of significant areas on the map remain blank, though, even after these sources have been linked up read more ยป

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This is an abstract of an article, published in the magazine Deltas in times of climate change.

Author of this article
Bram Vermeer



Marjolijn Haasnoot
Senior Researcher, Deltares

Dashboard Jakarta
Jurjen Wagemaker
HKV Consultants