Incorporating rainwater-harvesting and retention basins design into urban development paradigms in Greater Bandung, Indonesia

R. Y. Tallar, A. Satyanaga

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Abstract

In Indonesia, water demand is increasing rapidly. Despite its vast water resources, the country faces a number of challenges related to water such as floods problem, degradation of quality and quantity of surface water, and decreasing groundwater levels. Those problems are observed well in Greater Bandung where rapid urbanisation has been accompanied by an increase in population from 6.2 million people in 2000 to 6.9 million people in 2005; it is predicted to reach 11.4 million by 2025. This significant growth of population will create more issues related to water demand in the future. The improvement of integrated water and urban development systems in Greater Bandung will be required to address water quality and scarcity issues in the next 25 years. The objective of this study is to investigate potential water resources by incorporating rainwater harvesting and retention basins design into water and urban development paradigms in Greater Bandung. The application of rain barrels, wetlands or micro pools and infiltration trenches are also presented as viable methods that will help to manage mounting water demands in Greater Bandung.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater and Urban Development Paradigms
Subtitle of host publicationTowards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches - Proceedings of the International Urban Water Conference
Pages99-104
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Urban Water Conference - Heverlee, Belgium
Duration: Sep 15 2008Sep 19 2008

Publication series

NameWater and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches - Proceedings of the International Urban Water Conference

Conference

ConferenceInternational Urban Water Conference
CountryBelgium
CityHeverlee
Period9/15/089/19/08

Keywords

  • Rainwater-harvesting
  • Retention basins
  • Urbanization
  • Water demand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Urban Studies

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