About this course

Flooding is a common occurrence in Indonesia, and it has been exacerbated by climate change. In Indonesia, rising sea levels, heavy rainfall, and more frequent and severe storms have contributed to increased flooding in coastal areas. This has had serious impacts on infrastructure, agriculture, and the economy, as well as on the health and well-being of people who live in affected areas. Flooding can lead to the displacement of communities, damage to homes and businesses, and the spread of waterborne diseases.

Learning Outcomes
    This project aims to improve the outcomes of remote capacity development. We are constructing a better digital training environment for committed students who aspire to pursue an applied science or research career. We are also exploring a new approach for capacity development that can support and connect local learners and international educators in times of high mobility concerns. This project has three practical objectives:
  • Strengthen the capabilities of senior tertiary students in assessing flood exposure and helping local communities to address flood risks
  • Enable these students to co-design and conduct field-based assessments under guidance
  • Explore an approach for capacity development that involves remote coaching and collaborative field-learning components
Total Modules
  • Understanding and assessing people’s vulnerability to flooding
  • Urban floods and management strategies
  • Causes of flooding from a geographical perspective
  • Impacts of storms and flooding on water quality

Course Type


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Developing the capacity of student scientists for supporting disadvantaged communities to cope with flooding