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 ...

Decarbonize the World through Blue Carbon Conservation

Blue Carbon Ecosystem The coastal ecosystems of mangroves, corals, and seagrass meadows are essential for tackling the climate change because of the decarbonization, also it protects coastal area from storms and sea level rise, prevent shoreline erosion, protects habitat for commercially important f...

47,915 villages in Indonesia Still Has Limited Access to Clean Water

Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), in 2021, as many as 83,843 villages still have not received clean drinking water services. Out of that number, there are 47,915 villages that do not have access to clean drinking water. While the rest, as claimed by the Ministry of Pu...

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...

Singkawang City Inundated by Floods due to Heavy Rain.

Roads and public facilities in Singkawang City, West Kalimantan Province, have been flooded due to heavy rains that have been pouring down the city since Saturday afternoon (27/8/2022). "Several roads such as Jalan Alianyang, Jalan Gunung Sari and even Jalan Raya Pasir Panjang (around the Dayan...

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We are excited to announce the amazing #youngwaterleaders for UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2022: Groundwater. Congratulations for all the Indonesian and Vietnamese brightest youth who made it! Keep your spirit up and good luck for the next four weeks! For those who have not been ...

The 2009 Oil Spill Tragedy of Montara, Timor Sea: Can it be Solved?

Yesterday, August 21, 2022, exactly 13 years ago, most of Indonesia's territorial waters in the Timor Sea were contaminated with crude oil due to the explosion of the Montara oil rig in the Atlas Block of Northwest Timor at that time. The humanitarian tragedy that occurred on August 21, 2009, then "...

Capital City Relocation To Reduce Likelihood Of Jakarta Sinking

The capital city relocation to East Kalimantan could help lower the likelihood of Jakarta sinking, according to Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria. "(This is) because there would be a shift in the number of residents in Jakarta to IKN (Nusantara state capital). The number of residents will re...

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