Empowering local leaders in flood inundation mapping in Bagelen, Purworejo, Central Java

Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies

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Title Empowering local leaders in flood inundation mapping in Bagelen, Purworejo, Central Java
Creator Purwitaningsih, Santika Sartohadi, Junun Muta'ali, Lufti da Costa, Apolonia D.S.
Subject Planning; Disaster Management; Geography; Mapping disaster management; flood inundation; hazard; participatory mapping; reliability
Description This article discusses the reliability of flood inundation information that is obtained from participatory mapping. The commonly applied method to map flood inundation requires both direct and interpretive measurement data based on remote sensing images. Such assessments have limited availability of data; as a result, participatory mapping has become the solution. A number of studies have conducted participatory mapping to obtain flood hazard information in areas with limited sources of data, however, there has been little discussion about its reliability. This research conducted participatory flood inundation mapping by involving local leaders as respondents. The mental map drawn by the local leaders was digitised to obtain a shapefile format map. The information obtained from the semistructured interview was then included in the geographic information system (GIS) data as attributes. The obtained information was compared with the field data to determine its quality. A literature study was then conducted to discuss how the participatory mapping could support managing a disaster. Information obtained through participatory mapping can be effectively applied to disaster management because of its precise location information, lower cost and less time-consuming nature. The reliability of the information has weak accuracy of quantitative data; however, it has advantages in terms of qualitative data, especially in the detailed descriptions of flood information. In the future, participatory mapping should rely on integrating the perspectives of cross-disciplinary researchers, a comprehensive study of multidisciplinary knowledge and level of understanding of the stakeholders.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Research Center for Agroecology and Land Resources, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Date 2022-08-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Field survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jamba.v14i1.1298
Source Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies; Vol 14, No 1 (2022); 11 pages 1996-1421 2072-845X
Language eng
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Coverage Fluvio-marine plain; Southern Central Java Coast Recent Development Local Leaders
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