Degree completed in 2019.
Achieving water security in a developing-country delta city: Challenges from a waterfront development project in Jakarta Bay
Thanti Octavianti is a doctoral researcher in geography and the environment at the University of Oxford. She investigates the political dynamics arising from a policy to pursue large-scale infrastructure to enhance urban water security, using a seawall megaproject in Jakarta, Indonesia as a case study.
She holds MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from Oxford University and BEng in environmental engineering from Universitas Indonesia. Prior coming to Oxford, she worked as a consultant in the Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia assessing the local governments' performance in the provision of water services.
Awards and Funding
- 2018, Workshop grant from the British Council Researcher Links to participate in ‘The potential of groundwater in Malaysia's resilient urban future' workshop in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
- 2016, Research grant from Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)
- 2015 and 2017, Graduate Academic Prize from Trinity College, University of Oxford
- 2015 - 2018, Awardee of the Oxford-Jardine Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship to read a doctoral study at Oxford University
- 2013 - 2014, Awardee of the Jardine Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship to read a master study at Oxford University
- Octavianti, T. (2020) Rethinking water security: How does flooding fit into the concept? Environmental Science and Policy, 106: 145-156.
- Octavianti, T. and Charles, K. (2019) De- and re-politicisation of water security as examined through the lens of the hydrosocial cycle: The case of Jakartaʼs sea wall plan. Water Alternatives, 12(3): 1017-1037.
- Octavianti, T. and Charles, K. (2018) Disaster Capitalism? Examining the Politicisation of Land Subsidence Crisis in Pushing Jakarta’s Seawall Megaproject. Water Alternatives, 11(2): 394-420.
- Octavianti, T. and Charles, K. (2018) The evolution of Jakarta’s flood policy over the past 400 years: The lock-in of infrastructural solutions. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space: 1-23.
- Octavianti, T. (2017) Ist Jakartas Deich-Megaprojekt die Lösung für das Absinken der Stadt? Südostasien, 33(4): 35-36.
- Charles, K.J., Octavianti, T., Hylton, E. and Remmington, G. (2019) Equity and Urban Water Security. Chapter 18 in, Dadson, S.J., Garrick, D.E., Penning-Rowsell, E.C., Hall, J.W., Hope, R. and Hughes, J. (eds.) Water Science, Policy, and Management: A Global Challenge. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. pp. 329-343. ISBN: 9781119520603.
- Octavianti, T. (2019) Flood policy process in Jakarta, Indonesia, using the Multiple Streams model. Chapter 7 in, Penning-Rowsell, E.C. and Becker, M. (eds.) Flood Risk Management: Global Case Studies of Governance, Policy and Communities. Routledge, London.
- Octavianti, T. (2018) Evidence-based policy: Challenges and opportunities in Indonesia. Creating Strategies Collaboration in Research and Higher Education between Indonesia and Other Countries ISIC, London.
- December 2017. "Jakarta's lock-in infrastructural approach". Paper presentation in the International Young Water Professionals Conference. Cape town, South Africa.
- August 2017. "Land subsidence in Jakarta, Indonesia: A critical juncture analysis". Paper presentation in the Royal Geographical Society – Annual International Conference, London
- August 2017. "The politics of ideas behind a seawall project in Jakarta, Indonesia". Paper presentation in the EUROSEAS Conference, Oxford.
- May 2017. "Jakarta's seawall project: An unconscious bias?" Paper presentation in the Southeast Asia Seminar in St Anthony's College, Oxford.
- April 2016. "Historical pathways of water security evolution in Jakarta 1600s-2000s". Paper presentation in the 5th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, Oxford.