Rika Harini1, Esti Rahayu2, Tiara Sarastika1, Sri Rum Giyarsih1
1Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University
2 Faculty of Marine Engineering, Yogyakarta Institute of Technology
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Demak coastal area is one of vulnerable areas to tidal flood. Tidal flood that occurs continuously has negative impacts on coastal communities. These negative impacts include the effects of physical, social, economic, and environmental.Thus the necessary existence of community adaptation strategies to face the tidal flood. This study aims to assess adaptation strategies of communities in Demak coastal areas. The methods used in this research are the field survey, in-depth interview and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). Field survey was conducted to collect data on the condition of research area. In-depth interview was conducted to obtain information from the relevant authorities, namely Regional Disaster Management Agency and Department of Public Work. Data were analyzed descriptively qualitative. The results showed that people in the Demak coastal area has several strategies to face tidal flood that often occur in the region. Adaptation is performed on residential buildings, roads, and ponds. Adaptations made by raising building houses, making embankment, planting mangroves in the coastal areas, and forming communities caring tidal flood.
Keywords: Adaptation Strategy, Coastal Area, Coastal Hazard, Tidal Flood