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Batavia facing tropical sedimentation: The water management of the Dutch colonial city in the Asian monsoon tectonic zone


Hiroko, Matsuda (2014) Batavia facing tropical sedimentation: The water management of the Dutch colonial city in the Asian monsoon tectonic zone. In: 23rd International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014 (IAHA2014), 23 - 27 August 2014, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Batavia was the colonial port city founded by the Dutch United East India Company in the Ciliwung River Delta of West Java located in the Asian Monsoon Tectonic Zone.Construction of the urban area and land reclamation of the environs were conducted under the water management based on waterways having multi functions such as self-defense, transportation, drainage, water storage and irrigation.This research illustrates changes of the space and the water management of Batavia in the 17th and 18th centuries, paying attention to geomorphologic and hydrological difference between the Netherlands and Java Island.Moreover, the space formation of ‘Ideal City’ from the viewpoints of flood defense structure, reasons for the vicious spiral of the soil sedimentation and several efforts for its countermeasures are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0474-76-2 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Historical Society (Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dutch United East India Company, Indonesia, Drainage, Civil Engineering, Space Structure
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 02:10
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 07:31
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/14472

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