After revisions, the open access review article “Mapping the adaptation solution space – lessons from Jakarta” (doi: 10.5194/nhess-21-3285-2021) was published in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS).

In summary, the review of scientific publications on the topic of flooding in Jakarta finds that the literature focuses more strongly on understanding the hazard and assessing the effectiveness of infrastructural adaptation measures, while the analysis of soft adaptation measures such as behavioral change, community organization and preparation or simple early warning structures are not so popular. The review concludes that this bias in the literature has an impact on the adaptation solution space, which represents an important basis for political decision-makers. It might favor the trend of favoring infrastructural solutions over soft adaptation options.