Why does Indonesia have so many floods?
Floods and landslides occur in most parts of Indonesia and can cause hundreds of casualties, destroy houses and other infrastructure, and ruin local businesses. Even in a mega-city as Jakarta, floods occur regularly (basically every year) due to weak water management in combination with heavy monsoon rains.
How can we stop flooding in Indonesia?
Jakarta floods: Cloud seeding used to try to stop rain
- Indonesian authorities are turning to the technique of cloud seeding to try to stop more rain falling in the flood-hit capital Jakarta.
- Planes have been sent to inject chemicals into clouds in an effort to alter precipitation.
What are effects of flooding?
Floods have large social consequences for communities and individuals. As most people are well aware, the immediate impacts of flooding include loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and deterioration of health conditions owing to waterborne diseases.