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UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2022: Groundwater

It is a wrap! After the three weeks online phase of UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge, the offline phase in Indonesia and Vietnam then started on Monday, 19 September 2022. It was thrilling to see when participants from various backgrounds started to work as a team on the issues of groundwater in th...

Are Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Best for Climate?

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) like restoring forests and other critical ecosystems are key, because healthy ecosystems are more resilient to climate change while sequestering more carbon and providing other services such as food and clean water. 

Ministry of PUPR Optimizing Flood Control Infrastructure to Prepare for the 2022/2023 Rainy Season

In building infrastructure, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) aims to support economic growth, which is also beneficial for natural disaster mitigation. As a readiness to face the 2022/2023 rainy season and simultaneously anticipate hydrological disasters, the Ministry of PUPR, ...

Minister: Indonesia can be the Global Maritime Center

At the commemoration of the 2022 National Maritime Day, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan expressed optimism that Indonesia would become the center of the global maritime civilization. Pandjaitan noted that in order to pursue that goal, national develo...

Algae Control Through Ultrasound Technology

When temperatures climb and the summer sun beats down, Lakes and another water body are producing harmful algae blooms, some of which can be harmful to pets and humans. Therefore, the growth of algae should be controlled. One of the solution to control the algae is by using ultrasonic wave which dev...

The Largest Hydroelectric Power Plant in Indonesia with a Pumped Storage System

The Upper Cisokan Pumped Storage (UCPS) Hydroelectric Power Plant (PLTA) development project is claimed to be the largest hydropower plant and the first power plant using Pumped Storage technology in Indonesia. The claim is seen from the capacity used by the Upper Cisokan hydropower plant to accommo...

Indonesia's Maritime Economic Contribution Will Be Assessed Through Ocean Account

The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves), Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, hopes that in the near future his party will be able to find out the amount of Maritime Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is being studied on the basis of a new concept that adopts a concept that i...

Rising Water Demand Due to Masela Block Gas Project

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) called on the Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry to anticipate a surge in water demand due to development of Masela Block's upstream oil and gas field. Hence, the president urged the management of the Weymomolin Drinking Water Supply System (SPAM) in South...

What is Maritime Security Mapping and How it can Stop the Hacker Bjorka?

Member of Commission I of the DPR, Christina Aryani, said that data security and protection must be recognized as homework that the government needs to seriously consider, including other parties who collect public data, including the private sector. This was conveyed by commenting on the recen...

Surabaya Government Readies Flood-Handling Strategy for Affected Areas

Surabaya Governor Eri Cahyadi highlighted that the city government had readied a strategy to address flood problems plaguing several areas in the city. Several comprehensive efforts had been made to solve the flood problems, including working on water reservoirs, installing box culverts, building br...

293,000 Schools in Indonesia Do Not Have Access to Drinking Water & Sanitation

The Director General of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) of the Ministry of Health, Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, said that environmental-based diseases are still a health problem, especially in schools/madrasas. Based on data from the Ministry of Health in 2022, there are 293,000 schools that do not hav...

Fish in Banjarmasin Rivers are Full of Microplastics

The Nusantara River Expeditionary Team (ESN) from ECOTON collaborating with the Telapak Association of the South Kalimantan Territory Agency carried out a tour along the river in Banjarmasin City. The river crossing starts from the Kuin River to the Martapura River, to the Barito River on August 26 ...

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UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2022: Youth’s Role in Making the Invisible Visible

"And it all starts by making the invisible visible." Hans Dencker Thulstrup, the Senior Programme Specialist for Water and Environmental Sciences, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. Working toward this year's World Water Day 2022 message on making the invisible visible, UNESCO ...

What is Blue-Green Infrastructure?

A city often seen just as buildings, roads, and all the other hard, grey elements. But in fact, the city is more than just grey elements and by looking at water and vegetation, we can call it as BGI = Blue-Green Infrastructure – the essential layer in a liveable city. Check out the infographic ...

Indonesia Invites G20 Countries to Support Coral Reef Restoration

The Indonesian government invites G20 countries to jointly carry out coral reef restoration in Indonesia. Deputy for Maritime Resources Coordination of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Marves) Jodi Mahardi in a workshop to Ocean 20 entitled "No Coral Reef Behind" in Bal...