Control Flood, Faculty of Engineering Invite Netherland’s Expert

Control Flood, Faculty of Engineering Invite Netherland’s Expert

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Faculty of Engineering of Diponegoro University bring an expert from Netherland to discuss on how to control flood in urban areas, on Thursday (January 25, 2018). In workshop themed “Integrated Management of Peat Swamp Forest and Polder Development in Indonesia” took place at Hall of Civil Engineering,

Tembalang, expert from IHE Delft Netherland Dr. FX Suryadidelivered his visiting lecture focused on controlling flood.

“This workshop is effective to discuss on how to control flood and to support developments of sub-urban and urban low-lying flood prone areas,” said Suryadi.

Not only FX Suryadi MSc, experts Prasetyo Budie, ME of Pusdataru Central Java and Ir. Suseno Darsono of Diponegoro University were being speakers at the forum. The workshop also attended by Head of Study Program of Civil Engineering, lecturers, and students.

At first, Suryadi explained basic method of polder system. He said  polder is a low-lying-tract of land reclaimed from sea bed or other water body that enclosed by dikes. At polder, runoff water or surface runoff is controlled by pump or artificial hydrological devices, and it has no connection with outside water of surrounding areas.

Suryadi explored two types of polder for urban areas in Indonesia. He said, the first type is a must-polder. This polder must be build in an urban areas as the land are lower than sea bed, especially it impacts from land subsidence. In general, lay out of these areas gradually developed into old towns.

The second type is a polder of land reclaimed by private developer. The area generally developed in good scheme and it has rational lay out.

In the lecture, Suryadi suggested to pay attention to some issues: monitoring and controlling ground water extraction, restructurising land use, optimalising capacity of water management, improving polder system, and other measures like providing more spaces for rivers.

In the workshop, he also shared ideas of curriculum, learning and teaching methods, and assessment of student learning.(Oktora/Humas)