The Sinking Java (ongoing)

Java island in Indonesia is one the most populous island in the world. With a land area of 128,297 km2, there are 149,6 million people living on the island. This amount is equivalent to 57% of the total population of Indonesia. But, the very dense population is not the only problem faced by the island of Java.

The climate change has indeed raised sea levels by several centimeters since a few years ago. However, reclamation activities in several places have accelerated the rate of sea level rise on the northern coast of Java. Some mainland areas were lost due to erosion in the Java. More than 10,000 hectares of land have been lost in the past 15 years. Moreover, one village in Central Java was completely lost in 2007.

This project have focused on resilience people’s lives in the villages. In those villages, the villagers pull up a different ways to survive in an environment that was no longer safe for them to live in.