Semarang’s resilience journey

As a coastal city in an Indonesian archipelago, Semarang’s most pressing concerns are about water. The city experiences both tidal flooding and flash floods. In recent years, the impact from floods has multiplied due to sea level rise, coastal erosion, and land subsidence.

The city has implemented innovative programs for rainwater harvesting, planted vetiver grass to prevent landslides, rehabilitated mangroves to protect coastlines, and invested in early warning systems for floods and vector-borne diseases, but there is still work to do.

Meet the Chief Resilience Officer

Luthfi Eko Nugroho

Chief Resilience Officer

Muhammad Luthfi Eko Nugroho is Chief Resilience Officer for Semarang. He also heads the Infrastructure and Environment Research and Development of Semarang Development Planning Agency. Luthfi has practical experience in various fields, including urban and regional planning, infrastructure planning, environment, sustainable development, climate change, disaster risk reduction, community empowerment, low carbon development, and urban resilience. He holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Development from Diponegoro University in Semarang.

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