Jennerjahn, Tim ORCID:, Baum, Antje, Damar, Ario, Flitner, Michael, Heyde, Jill, Jänen, Ingo, Lukas, Martin C., Lukman, Muhammad, Nugrahadi, Mochamad Saleh, Rixen, Tim, Samiaji, Joko and Schroeder, Friedhelm (2022) Human interventions in rivers and estuaries of Java and Sumatra. In: Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Ecosystems (SPICE). . Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 45-82, 29 pp. ISBN 9780128150504 DOI

[img] Text
Jennerjahn- Chap-3.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (2MB)


Indonesia's rivers are of global importance in terms of their dissolved and particulate fluxes as well as in terms of the controlling natural factors and the human interventions in their catchments. The rivers of the volcanic islands of Java and Sumatra have been affected by different kinds of anthropogenic environmental transformation. While on Java river damming, urbanization and agriculture under irrigation have strongly affected water quality and dissolved and particulate river loads since the late 19th century, the recent degradation of peatlands and conversion to plantations strongly affect water quality, dissolved organic carbon fluxes, and dissolved oxygen in rivers on Sumatra. In this chapter, the Brantas River on Java and the blackwater river Siak on Sumatra serve as the main examples illustrating the interplay between natural control factors and human interventions in watersheds and the related socioeconomic and governance issues. The last part of this chapter provides directions for future research and recommendations for policy and society.

Document Type: Book chapter
Programme Area: PA3
Research affiliation: Biogeochemistry and Geology > Ecological Biogeochemistry
Biogeochemistry and Geology > Carbon and Nutrient Cycling
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 10:05
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2024 13:31

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item