The Indonesian outreach visit continues; photos from our third day there.
See more pictures here: day 1 and day 2.
The APDR3 delegation visit the Sultan of Yogyakarta’s Keraton Palace. The palace became a refuge after the 2010 Mount Merapi eruption. We learned about community resilience and cultural preservation measures.
The APDR3 delegation studies laharic (mud and debris) flows from the Mount Merapi eruptions. Gadjah Mada University representatives describe a multidisciplinary program developed in conjunction with the University of Hawai’i’s Pacific Disaster Center, to support early warning systems that combine the latest technologies with community practices. Such partnerships and concepts have been the central focus of discussion of this week’s APDR3 Symposium in Indonesia.
President Greenwood rides a traditional becak, or rickshaw, during her visit to Indonesia, where she and the APDR3 delegation are learning about urban resilience practices.
UH Manoa Assistant Professor Maya Soetoro-Ng and the APDR3 delegation visit major infrastructure interventions by Indonesia’s Central Government. The project reduces the risk of landslides from laharic (mud and debris) flows from Mount Merapi. The local government has also worked with the community to develop early warning and monitoring systems.
The APDR3 delegation poses at a lahar flow site. This visit highlighted partnerships between the government and the communities.
Communities welcome the APDR3 delegation to the upper slopes of Mount Merapi. The community has developed sophisticated early warning systems and evacuation plans that coordinate with scientists from Gadjah Mada University. We sampled snakefruit, guava, oranges and other local treats from a recent harvest.
UH Manoa Assistant Professor Maya Soetoro-Ng speaks to a small village on the slopes of Mount Merapi, where she commends the community on the impressive efforts it has made to create disaster risk reduction plans.
UH Manoa Assistant Professor Maya Soetoro-Ng talks to the local media at a small village on the slopes of Mount Merapi. She discusses the sophistication of community resilience efforts that have stretched across various disciplines to reduce disaster risk.
Standing in the ruins of an old palace that was devastated by the 1867 earthquake. Indonesia experiences about a third of all high casualty earthquakes in the world. The site visit was the centerpiece for a discussion on coping mechanisms, natural hazards and building resilience.
A local government official and the APDR3 delegation discuss expanding efforts to build resilience at the ruins of past natural disasters.
UH Manoa Social Sciences Dean Denise Konan and the APDR3 delegation enjoy a Ramayana performance in the courtyard of a 9th century temple.
Me and the APDR3 delegation conclude their urban resilience tour outside the old entrance to the Taman Sari Palace, one of the key symbols of the Yogyakarta Sultanate.
Associate Professor of Engineering at UH Manoa, Roger Babcock, tries his hand at batik, a traditional wax print method that has gained widespread popularity in Hawai’i and the world.