PDAM in Cisadane Stops the Water Treatment Plant (WTP), BSD and Surrounding Areas are Facing A Water Crisis

PDAM customers in the Bumi Serpong Damai, Sumarecon, and several housing estates around the Cisadane River will experience a clean water crisis starting today.The reason? PDAM stopped the production process of the clean water treatment plant (WTP).Why? Because the level of turbidity of the Cisedane ...

Maritime Ministry Committed to End Marine Debris Problems

The government through the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries confirm its commitment in mitigating coastal and marine environment issues in Indonesia, particularly dealing with marine debris. Through the Global Dialogue on Ocean Plastic Pollution with the theme "Ending Ocean Plastic Pollutio...

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The IPCC has finalized the second part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, the Working Group II contribution. It was finalized on 27 February 2022 during the 12th Session of Working Group II and 55th Session of the IPCC. This Summary for Policy...

Microplastics Contamination in Aceh’s Rivers Threaten Public Health

A research conducted by Nusantara River Expedition team on rivers located in North Aceh Regency, East Aceh Regency, South Aceh Regency of Aceh Besar, Banda Aceh City, Lhokseumawe City, and Langsa City shows that rivers in Aceh are polluted with microplastics due to waste disposed. "The research uses...

7 Organizations Fighting to Save Our Oceans

The ocean, one of the most diverse places on the earth, is under threat for a quite long time. Luckily, there are organizations working on both a public and political level to save our oceans.These organizations, through projects and activities, are involved in protecting the oce...

19 Coastal Areas in Indonesia Potentially Affected by Rob Floods, the Impact of the Tidal Phase and Super Full Moon

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has again conveyed that 19 coastal areas in Indonesia have the potential to be hit by coastal flooding, aka tidal flooding. The Head of the BMKG Maritime Meteorology Center, Eko Prasetyo, said that the potential for tidal flooding in 19 coast...

President Joko Widodo Spotlight the Importance of Preserving Wakatobi Coral Reefs

Date: June 9, 2022 Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Iriana Jokowi released hatchlings with students and the community at Patuno Resort, Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi, Thursday (9/6/2022). President Joko Widodo reminded the public to work to preserve the coral reefs in Wak...

Indonesia Proposes 4 Concepts of Disaster Resilience at the Global Level, including Water Resilience

Source: SuaraPemerintahID Date: 10 June 2022 The Indonesian government continues to strive to overcome the water crisis and climate change to improve disaster, water, food, energy resilience, and ensure positive socio-economic growth. This was conveyed by PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono at the Plen...

Reduce Groundwater Use, Two Dams Built in Bali

Date: June 3, 2022Bali Governor Wayan Koster has announced plans to reduce groundwater use on Bali by building two dams to meet needs through surface water.The two dams will be Tamblang dam and Sidan dam.The construction of the two dams is projected to cost up to Rp2.6 trillion, all of which will co...

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Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020: It's time for the Welang River

Bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands The Government of the Netherlands (GON) through the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Government of Indonesia (GOI) through its Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) have long-lasting cooperation on the water whi...

Indonesia’s new rice cultivation plan will undermine peatland restoration efforts

Source: Eco-BusinessDate: 5 June 2020 The government of Indonesia does not fully utilise knowledge about sustainable peatland management. The new rice plan will not support the restoration of degraded peatlands as rice as a dryland species does not support peat soil formation. More than 2 million he...

The State of the World’s Forests 2020

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World's Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of...

Deforestation decreases globally but remains alarming: Report

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 3 June 2020 Shrinking forest cover over the last 30 years presents a clear and present danger to biodiversity, a recent review of the state of the world's forests has found, even though the rate of deforestation has slowed in the past five years. The State of the World'...

Djuanda project to provide access to clean water in Greater Jakarta

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 2 June 2020 The government aims to provide additional clean water access for 3.9 million residents in the dense Greater Jakarta region by 2023 by developing the Ir. H. Djuanda drinking water system (SPAM) in Purwakarta, West Java. The water system would improve access t...

Indonesia starts cloud seeding to keep forest fires at bay

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 28 May 2020 Indonesia has started cloud seeding to induce rain as the archipelago moves to head off annual forest fires blamed for blanketing swathes of Southeast Asia in toxic haze. Last year's fires were the worst since 2015 due to dry weather, with some 1.6 mill...