Jokowi Inaugurates Way Sekampung Dam in Lampung

Source: CNBC IndonesiaDate: September 2, 2021 Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the Way Sekampung Dam, Pringsewu Regency, Lampung, Thursday (2/9/2021). "Alhamdulillah, the Way Sekampung Dam, which has been built since 2016, has been completed and is ready for&...

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Indonesia Water Journal - AUGUST 2021

Welcome to the August edition of Indonesia Water Journal, readers! As we celebrate the 76th Indonesia Independence Day, we had prepared a lovely infographic here. This month, we also featured a special interview regarding peatland restoration in Indonesia, McKinsey Sustainability's report on how cit...

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The fights in restoring peatlands: between water conservation and climate change mitigation

Albeit covering only three percent of the world's land surface, peatlands could store 550 billion tonnes of carbon. It is twice as much as the forests do globally. Additionally, peatlands hold 10 percent of global freshwater resources, according to the International Mire Conservation Group and the I...

Mangrove: why it's good to keep

Mangroves can store 9 times more carbon in the soil compared to tropical forests. Yeah, it is incredible. Surprised much? Find out other facts about mangroves!  Infographic by Rizki Ramadhan Prayitno (The Water Agency)

Why Manila and Jakarta Might Disagree About Water Privatization

Source: The Diplomat Date: 31 August 2021 A big debate in economics and public policy is whether utilities like electricity and water should be provided by the state or by private companies. On the one hand, the argument goes that exposing utilities to market forces will make them more efficient and...

How cities can adapt to climate change

Source: McKinsey Sustainability and C40 citiesDate: 20 July 2021Research identifies 15 proven ways that urban areas around the world can adapt to climate risk.Cities are on the front lines of the growing physical risks associated with climate change [1]. They are home to more than half of the world'...

Smart, Sustainable and Resilient cities: the Power of Nature-based Solutions

Date: 23 July 2021Source: UNEP Cities are engines for development and provide opportunities for innovation and interaction. But cities can also exacerbate some of the world's most serious environmental and socioeconomic challenges, and at the same time citizens and urban infrastructure are facing vu...

Indonesia expected to enter rainy season in September

Source: XinhuaDate: August 26, 2021 JAKARTA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) - Indonesia would gradually enter the rainy season starting in September, said Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), urging authorities particularly in regions prone to hydrometeorological disasters to pr...

Indonesia needs Rp3,461 trillion to tackle climate change: minister

Source: ANTARADate: 26 August 2021 Jakarta (ANTARA) - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said that Indonesia will need Rp3,461 trillion, or equivalent to US$266 billion, by 2030 to tackle climate change. "This means that mitigation spending in our ministries/agencies has only met 21 per...

Fishers in Indonesia's Natuna Islands fend off domestic, international threats

Source: Rappler Date: 25 August 2021  To counter the rise in IUU fishing by foreign boats, the Indonesian government has relocated a group of fishers from the Java Sea to the northern Natuna seas to exert the country's sovereignty in the area The Natuna Regency, an archipelago of 272 islands in...

Measured fishing policy aims to balance ecology, economy: minister

Source: ANTARADate: August 23, 2021  Jakarta (ANTARA) - Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono has said that the implementation of the measured fishing policy prepared by his administration could ensure a balance between the ecological and economic aspects of fishing. "The ...

Facing Climate Change, Indonesia Still Wants Growth

Source: Who What Why Date: 16 August 2021 This story by WhoWhatWhy apprentice reporter Tivara Tanudjaja is produced in partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Jakarta is sinking. The Indonesian capital is going under faste...

Dry season gets under way, efforts to protect peat ecosystem in Sumatra reinforced

Source: The Jakarta Post Date: 17 August 2021  Sumatra is home to a large proportion of the peatlands of Indonesia and that is why fortified efforts to protect the peatland ecosystem on the island are indispensable as the forest fire-triggering dry season has arrived.Out of the total 14.9 milli...

4 Dams in National Strategic Projects to Continue Construction amid Pandemic

Source: TempoDate: August 19, 2021 TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in his latest Instagram post on Thursday announced that the construction of national strategic projects will continue to be worked on despite being in the middle of a Covid-19 pandemic. According to the caption in ...

Happy independence day, Indonesia

To the 1,340 ethnics with 718 local languages living across 17,000 islands, Happy Independence Day, Indonesia!  Infographic by Rizki Ramadhan Prayitno (The Water Agency)