Indonesia to Finish 13 Dams in 2023

The Directorate General of Water Resources of the Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry is targeting to complete the construction of 13 dams in several Indonesian provinces in 2023. "A total of 13 ongoing (constructions of) dams, God willing, will be completed in 2023," director general of...

National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD): A Solution to Tidal Flooding?

Jakarta is hit by a tidal flood every year and cause some loss for the city. The city risk on sinking also higher because of land subsidence problem. Without any significant action, it is predicted that Jakarta will face USD 521 million loss risks on 2050 caused by flood. To overcome the sinking pro...

Indonesia as the Host of World Hydropower Congress 2023

Indonesia will host the 2023 World Hydropower Congress (WHC) which will be held in Bali in October. The Congress is a flagship activity for decision makers inside and outside the hydropower industry to help ensure energy security and achieve global net zero emissions. "This congress will provide hig...

Semantok Dam: Flood Mitigation in East Java

East Java Governor, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, has said that in addition to serving as an irrigation source for the agricultural sector, Semantok dam can reduce the risk of flooding in Nganjuk District. "The establishment and operation of Semantok dam will really help us in reducing the flooding in E...

Anticipate Collateral Hazards in 2023

Climate-related disasters will be the biggest challenge that must be faced in the coming years. Even so, geology-related disasters that could strike at any time risk becoming a major disruption. The La Nina phenomenon, which has been going on for the last three years, is expected to decline from Dec...

Flooding in Natuna, Thousands of People Affected

The flood submerged the Natuna Regency, Riau Islands. The water level in several areas on Ranai Island, Natuna, reached 1,9 meters. The flood submerged Natuna due to the heavy rainfall since Wednesday (14/12). Flood heights in Natuna ranged from 30 cm to 1,9 meters. The height of almost two meters i...

Indonesia Spotlights Its Groundwater Management Actions at UN Forum

Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya, outlined various synergistic actions that Indonesia had taken to protect and manage groundwater sustainably, including by implementing the smart water management concept, at the UN Water Summit on Groundwater which held on December 7-8 at the UNESCO H...

Government Accelerates Water Infrastructure Development Project

The Director General of Public Works and Housing Infrastructure Financing of the PUPR Ministry, Herry Trisaputra Zuna, acknowledged that Indonesia's water infrastructure is still lagging behind other countries."In terms of water infrastructure, Indonesia is still far behind compared to other countri...

Mount Semeru Erupts: Eruptions Occur Dozens of Times, Status is Raised to Caution, Nearly 2,000 Residents Evacuate

Mount Semeru has experienced eruptions dozens of times since its status was upgraded from 'Alert' to 'Caution' or from Level III to Level IV by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) on Sunday (04/12).On Monday (05/12), the Semeru Volcano Observation Post (PPGA) officer,...

Cianjur Earthquake Victims Have Difficulty Accessing Clean Water

On Monday (28/11), the victims of the earthquake in Cianjur, West Java had reached 314 people, while a number of evacuees were still reported to be lacking their daily needs. After the earthquake in Cianjur, West Java on Monday (21/11/2022), a number of residents were still seeking refuge in shelter...

G20: Efforts to Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery Solutions

The Story of G20 In 1975, the heads of state and government of the six leading industrial countries, consisting of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, met for the first time to discuss the global economy. They were joined in 1976 by Canada, thus formin...

Belitung Hosts the 2022 World Ocean Assessment (WOA) Meeting

As many as 22 countries are expected to participate in the 2022 World Ocean Assessment (WOA) hosted in Bangka Belitung Islands on 12-15 December 2022, according to Belitung District Deputy Head, Isyak Meirobie. Apart from Indonesia as the host, other countries that confirmed their attendance at the ...

298 hectares of Rice Fields in Kudus Were Flooded

The Agriculture and Food Agency of Kudus Regency, Central Java, noted that the paddy fields which were flooded since the start of the first planting season in 2022 reached 298 hectares. "Hundreds of hectares of rice plants which were flooded were spread across three villages, namely Lambangan, Wonos...

Green Batik Forum: A Step Towards Sustainable Batik Industry in Pekalongan

Innovation and Collaboration for Sustainability of Batik Industry On 14 November 2022, Bappeda Pekalongan held a forum where many stakeholders were involved in this forum. Green Batik Forum is a forum held by Bappeda Pekalongan aims to gather insights and ideas on how to create a sustainable ci...

Minister Commends South Korea's Clean Water System Plan at IKN

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono praised South Korea's plan to participate in building a clean water system in Indonesia's new capital city (IKN) Nusantara. The new capital city will be located in Sepaku Sub-district, North Penajam Paser District, East Kalimantan...