Indonesia has been selected to host the World Water Forum in 2024

Source: KOMPASDate: March 21, 2022 JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) announced that Indonesia was chosen to host the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) in 2024. This was decided at the 9th WWF in Dakar, Senegal, on Saturday (19 /3/2022) where Indonesia received 3...

Sustainable water management bolsters water resiliency

 Source: ANTARADate: March 16, 2022  Jakarta (ANTARA) - The sustainable water resource management program is necessary to improve Indonesia's water resiliency, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto noted through a statement on Tuesday. "The Indonesian Government rem...

Clean Rivers are Essential for Indonesia's Clean Energy Transition

Source: MongabayDate: January 11, 2022 Commentary by Warief Djajanto Basorie on 11 January 2022 • Indonesian President Joko Widodo has touted hydropower as key to the country's transition away from coal, which currently dominates the national energy mix. • But while Indonesia has a wealth of major r...

Flood-free Jakarta

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: December 18, 2021 The recent controversy surrounding the Jakarta administration's construction of catchment tanks across the city, except North Jakarta, only shows the complexity of flood prevention in such a densely populated city, where concrete has replaced rice fiel...

Why do we need Indonesia’s rainforests?

According to National Geographic, a rain forest is simply an area of tall, mostly evergreen trees and a high amount of rainfall. This dense rain forest is on the island of Borneo, which straddles two oceans (the Indian and the South Pacific) and is shared by three nations (Indonesia, Malaysia, and B...

UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021: The Final

After a week of workshops and five weeks of online brainstorming, discussion, and mentoring sessions, the UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021 finally reached its final phase! On Friday, 12 November 2021, the five teams or UWRC 2021 were presented their final ideas and solutions to the juries. Sli...

Let's tackle climate change: small steps we can actually take

Did you know that based on EPA, the burning of coal, natural gas, and oil for electricity and heat is the largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions? While according to Energypedia, those are one of the primary energy supplies in Indonesia. Let's take part in tackling climate change by...

What is COP26?

Recently, The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow has been the talk of the town. Read the following infographic to learn more about it!

UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021: Strategies for solutions

Following the technical meeting and 4-day workshop in Phase I, the Challenge continues to Phase II, which started on 11 October until 11 November 2021. This phase aims to sharpen the teams in translating their strategies into solutions with the guidance of experienced mentors. Within these five week...

Call for solution providers to work together in Welang River, East Java

Solution needs: River dredgingSludge / sediment material managementWater retentionCheck damsRiver wideningEarly warning system (EWS)Terrace cultivation / terracingSustainable farming practices, agroforestryReforestation actions Ecosystem servicesCommunity education (on soil and w...

The increasing demand for water

The demand for water keeps increasing due to various aspects. Swipe left to read some interesting facts and actual data about it!  Numerous strategies and efforts should be made to keep up with the increasing water demand. Swipe left to learn more about it! 

Indonesia, one of the world's major agricultural producers

"Indonesia is an agrarian country," you must have heard about that a lot, right? However, as an agrarian country, Indonesia still face some tough challenges in this sector. Are you curious? Swipe left to read more! We have learned about the challenges of the Indonesian agricultural sector from the p...

Water and disaster, what can be done?

Climate change has become a significant challenge in the modern world. What is its impact on water, and how should we react towards it? Click the right button to read more!

UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021: Getting to know biosphere reserve and Sembalun area

"You are the future of the Rinjani-Lombok Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO Global Geopark. Without the engagement and leadership of young people, Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO Global Geopark research Rinjani-Lombok will not be possible." Moh. Djelid, Director and Representative UNESCO Jakarta Office. Wor...

UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021: Recognizing the Role of Young People in Sustainable Development

The world is changing – and it is changing fast. The emergence of modern technologies and rapid shifts in social, economic, and political aspects have increased the urgency to adopt more sustainable methods of living. As a new set of challenges come to the fore, it seems necessary to think ahead ins...