One of the obligations of lecturers as academics in the university is to provide community service according to their scientific field. Therefore, the community service team from the Geological Engineering Department created a landslide hazard map for Kalongan Village, Ungaran District, Semarang Regency.

As reported in several mass media and social media, on February 19 2022 there was a landslide which cut off the road connecting Semarang Regency with Demak Regency, which is located in Kalongan Village. As a result of this incident, a crack landslide formed on the road 50 meters long with a depth of 2-3 meters. This landslide incident was then made worse in early January 2023 where the road which was initially cracked has now become completely cut off so that no vehicles can pass. To find out the potential dangers around the landslide location, it is necessary to determine which zones/locations could be dangerous for local residents.

To determine the locations above this danger, the community service team headed by Ahmad Syauqi Hidayatillah, S.T, M.T created a Landslide Hazard Map in the area. Making this vulnerability map is a form of implementation of SDG’s point 13, namely handling climate change which has an impact on the environment such as landslides caused by the intensity of rain during the rainy season. The benefit of making this map is that the community, especially the village of Kalongan and its surroundings, is expected to be more careful when carrying out activities in locations that are at medium to high risk of landslides. Likewise, development can pay attention to vulnerable locations.

This landslide vulnerability map was compiled by a team of lecturers consisting of Ahmad Syauqi Hidayatillah, S.T, M.T, Najib, S.T, M.Eng, Ph.D, Devina Trisnawati, S.T., M.Eng., Vanadia Martadiastuti, S.T., M.Eng., M. Eng. In addition, this activity was assisted by two students from the Geological Engineering Department, namely Alfatika Istiqomah and Naafi’ Hisyam Malik. The map was received by the village’s official representative, Mr. Fajar Abu Rizky.

Article by: Najib, ST, M.Eng., Ph.D (Lecturer of Geological Engineering Department)