The Investigating Water Infiltration Conditions Caused by Annual Urban Flooding Using Integrated Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

  • Ni Made TRIGUNASIH Soil Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Udayana University, Indonesia
  • Moh SAIFULLOH Spatial Data Infrastructure Development Center, Udayana University, Indonesia


Flood disasters always hit densely populated urban areas during the rainy season. The causes of flooding that will examine in this scientific article are the condition of water infiltration into the soil. The case study was conducted in the urban area of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Remote sensing data derived from various satellite images i.e., Sentinel-2 (BSI and NDVI extraction), Alos Palsar Imagery (slope extraction), CHIRPS (annual rainfall), and soil texture by laboratory analysis. Acquisition of remote sensing data using a Cloud Computing platform named Google Earth Engine (GEE). Data analysis using weighted overlay with ArcGIS 10.8 and threshold classification using natural breaks (Jenks). Denpasar City has the potential for water infiltration is good to very critical conditions. The correlation of the water infiltration map was carried out by comparing flood events in Denpasar City. The correlation results show (R2 = 0.84), (r = 0.916), (RMSE = 0.138), and p-value <0.05, these values indicate very high relation. Flood events often occur in zones with very critical water infiltration with high building density and low vegetated land cover. The condition of water infiltration critical to very critical category, spatially at the proportion of land cover vegetation < 1% and built-up area > 37%.



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TRIGUNASIH, Ni Made; SAIFULLOH, Moh. The Investigating Water Infiltration Conditions Caused by Annual Urban Flooding Using Integrated Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 5, p. 1467 - 1480, sep. 2022. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 feb. 2023. doi: