Bio-Retaining Wall for Constructed Riverbank

Bio-Retaining wall as an adaptive design of constructed riverbank into sustainable urban riparian landscape management

A MosyaftianiKaswanto and HS Arifin


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IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental ScienceVolume 179conference 1

Bio-Retaining Wall for Constructed Riverbank
Bio-Retaining Wall for Constructed Riverbank


Indonesia has been struggling in managing erosion and existed adjacent settlement in urban riparian landscape. Retaining wall construction has been done to handle the problems. It has protected the riverbank, but has not considered the ecological issues. Moreover, some of the existing retaining wall in Indonesian urban riparian has been built without any standard and proper management by the community who lives surrounding it, include in Ciliwung Riparian along Bogor City. The retaining wall may potentially risk and clearly not have any environmental benefit. This research was conducted to discover the design of retaining wall that has more adaptive to environment and household grey water biofiltering, called as Bio-Retaining Wall. The case study was carried out in Ciliwung Riparian along Bogor City. Research data such as Retaining Wall Information Collection and Assessment System (WICAS) and design processes by adaptive model approach were combined as the methods for generating design in this research. The assessment result showed that most of retaining walls in the riparian were in risky condition of erosion, landslide, and poor household drainage. Bio-Retaining Wall is designed as adaptive retaining wall by having particular components for wastewater separation, water filtration, and plant cultivation. Despite the fact that Bio-Retaining Wall need further development, it may have prospect for the future of constructed riverbank into more sustainable by considering ecological aspect.


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