Can Plastic and Rubber Industry Recover from COVID-19?

PT Pamerindo Indonesia held a webinar titled "A Strategy Overview on How Indonesia's Plastics & Rubber Industry Recover Post COVID-19", focusing on the current state of the plastics and rubber industry in Indonesia, its current challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and possible s...

Transforming Water Industry through Circular Economy Mindset

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the annual Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is postponed to June 2021 and for the time being is held digitally through a series of webinars. This second webinar about Resource Resilience: Moving from Linear to Circular Resource Management was held on Tues...

How to Achieve Urban Coastal Resilience

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the annual Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is postponed to June 2021 and for the time being is held digitally through a series of webinars. This first webinar about Urban Coastal Resilience was held on Monday, 6 July 2020 with experts...

Soon to be Completed, Umbulan SPAM Adds Clean Water Supply for 1.3 Million Residents of East Java

Source: Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Date: 3 July 2020 The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) continues to strive by increasing access to safe drinking water for all Indonesian people through the improvement of the piped water supply system (SPAM). In East Ja...

Five Plastic Packaging Facts You Need to Know

Source: Detikcom Date: 3 July 2020 Plastic packaging waste has always been a global issue. The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has banned the use of disposable plastic bags starting from July 1, for the sake of a better environment. Why for a better environment? Because in fact, Indonesia is ...

Indonesia province declares state of emergency over forest fire risk

Source: The Business Times Date: 1 July 2020 An Indonesian province declared a state of emergency Wednesday as officials said they had pinpointed hundreds of spots at risk of erupting into smog-belching forest fires that plague the region every year. Central Kalimantan on Borneo island was rava...

Indonesia Public Expenditure Review: Spending for Better Results

Source: The World Bank Date: 22 June 2020 The Indonesia Public Expenditure Review (PER) aims to support the Government of Indonesia in identifying key constraints to efficient and effective public spending and offer ways to improve the spending quality to achieve Indonesia's development objecti...

Adding Balikpapan's raw water supply, the Sepaku Semoi Dam begins the auction process

Source: KONTAN Date: 30 June 2020 The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) continues to increase the number of dams in Indonesia to support water and food security. One of the dams that will begin construction is the Sepaku Semoi Dam in Tengin Baru Village, Sepaku District, Penaja...

World Bank: Indonesia Water Supply and Sanitation Lag Behind

Source: Kompas Date: 25 June 2020 The World Bank states Indonesia is still lagging behind other developing countries in providing basic services to its population, such as water supply and sanitation.  In a study titled Public Expenditure Review Spending for Better Results, the World Bank ...

Indonesia Power utilizes desalination technology for micro hydro power plant sources in North Jakarta

Source: KONTAN Date: 25 June 2020 PT Indonesia Power as a subsidiary of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) continues to use desalination technology to address the problem of clean water in the north coast of Jakarta. This technology is also applied by Indonesia Power in the Priok Power...

Ministry relies on ‘maritime highway’ amid pandemic

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 23 June 2020 The Transportation Ministry is relying on a long-running sea transportation program – the maritime highway – to support logistics in the country amid disruption induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi on Sunday stated tha...

The Covid-19 pandemic is threatening vital rainforests

Source: VoxDate: 23 June 2020 The coronavirus is undermining efforts to control rainforest fires in Indonesia and Brazil. And those fires could worsen the pandemic. One of the most alarming environmental problems stemming from the coronavirus pandemic is the unchecked destruction of tropical rainfor...

Examining the pandemic’s impact on the irrigation and drainage sector and opportunities for recovery

Source: World BankDate: 22 June 2020 Every industry, sector, and economy has suffered from the devastating effects of COVID-19. The irrigation and drainage (I&D) sector is no exception, as the pandemic continues to have complex and far-reaching impacts across the water-energy-ecosystem-food nexu...

The Complexity of Flooding and Tidal Flooding on the Semarang-Demak Coast, Here's the Expert Analysis

Source: TIMES IndonesiaDate: 18 Juni 2020 The problem of flooding and tidal flooding in the Semarang-Demak coastal area is not a new problem. At least this condition has occurred around a decade ago. However, this problem has only recently gotten worse. According to some experts, this is triggered b...

3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation

Source: World Resources InstituteDate: 21 May 2020 In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more th...