Reny Yesiana, Wiwandari Handayani, Mega Anggraini, Bintang Septiarani


Flood management is one of the development priorities in Semarang City because it
causes huge losses and damage to assets and lives. The flood incident in Kaligarang
that occurred in 1990 was the driving force penetrate the anticipating meassure for
the risk of flooding in the West Flood Canal. The Semarang City Government has
made efforts to minimize the risk of flooding through the construction of the
Jatibarang DAM. Not only that, grassroot approaches are also being developed as an
effort to reduce the impact of flooding in the city of Semarang. As a form of support
for the Semarang City government, Mercy Corps Indonesia (MCI) collaborates with the
Initiative for Urban Climate Change and Environment (IUCCE) and the Initiative for
Regional Development and Environmental Management (IRDEM) with financial
support from the Z Zurich Foundation seeks to help communities in the West Flood
Canal, Semarang in managing their waste with a community-based waste
management system in five sub-districts (kelurahan). The purpose of this article is to
examine a community-based waste management program and its benefits for the
community in five kelurahan located in the West Flood Canal of Semarang City so that
it can be a lesson for other areas. The method used in this study is a qualitative
method, with primary data collection techniques semi-open interviews. The sampling
technique used for this interview was purposive sampling because the informants were
selected according to their competence. In addition, observations were made on each
activity and document review. From this study, it is known that the people in five
kelurahan in the West Flood Canal have become more empowered in managing their
waste through this program. The community empowerment process in this program
can be both a lesson and a challenge for community-based waste management in
Semarang City.

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