Jakarta is predicted to suffer from the flood in the end of 2011 or early 2012. Yah sebenernya ga perlu seorang ahli geofisika atau insinyur nuklir (apa hubungannya juga) untuk memprediksi tentang banjir di Jakarta.
Wong daerah tertentu selalu terendam banjir dikala hujan, daerah tertentu pasti banjir ketika pasang air laut, dan daerah tertentu terendam air senantiasa.
Berikut quote dari cnn mengenai banjir besar di Bangkok, Thailand (2011):
“Perversely, Bangkok’s new international Suvarnabhumi Airport (opened in 2006) occupies an area called Nong Ngu Hao (meaning Cobra Swamp) which used to be a floodplain. It is protected by a dike and remains open.
The IUCN says natural floodplains are important in storing water during floods and in combination with wetlands and natural river channels can limit the impact of flooding.
“It’s a classic case of urbanization being done blindly,” says Ganesh Pangare, head of IUCN’s water program in Asia.
“The drains have gone, the floodplains have gone, the plants that soak up the water have gone. This is a wake-up call to unplanned growth,” he said.”