Adaptation to sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas: Learning from examples of land subsidence in japan, indonesia and the philippines

Miguel Esteban, Hiroshi Takagi, Motoharu Onuki, Christopher Chadwick, Tomoya Shibayama, Ma Laurice Jamero, Dyah Fatma, Takahito Mikami, Paolo Valenzuela, Richard Crichton

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Abstract

The authors conducted extensive field surveys in densely populated coastal areas affected by land subsidence in Indonesia, Philippines and Japan. The results indicate that the preferred adaptation mechanism for coastal areas is elevating them using soil, rubble, or coral stones, and then re-surfacing to obtain a smooth surface, and building dykes where possible. Eventually, pumps are installed, and new areas can be reclaimed from the sea. By studying how densely populated coastal communities have attempted to adapt to land subsidence, it is possible to try to understand the effects that future sea level rise will have on other areas of the planet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPAC 2019 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts
EditorsNguyen Trung Viet, Tran Thanh Tung, Dou Xiping
PublisherSpringer
Pages1185-1192
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789811502903
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event10th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2019 - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 2019 Sep 252019 Sep 28

Publication series

NameAPAC 2019 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2019
Country/TerritoryViet Nam
CityHanoi
Period19/9/2519/9/28

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Land subsidence
  • Philippines
  • Sea level rise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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