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...

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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 ...

SELECTED PARTICIPANTS

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 ...

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UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2022 on Groundwater: Sustaining the Local Biodiversity and Livelihood

Groundwater provides us with various purposes which fulfil the social, economic, and environmental benefits. However, in many areas, it is frequently devalued, and even (over) exploited. Groundwater contamination is anotherconcern. Given these problems, the unsustainability usage of groundwater has ...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2022 I am not majoring in a water-related field, can I still apply? Don't worry! Everyone from every major are welcomed to apply.  How many participants will be taken from each country? 25 participants will b...

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: UNESCO WATER RESILIENCE CHALLENGE 2022 – GROUNDWATER

PROGRAM OVERVIEW UNESCO and The Water Agency are seeking candidates for the UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2022 on the theme of GROUNDWATER. Indonesian and Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 30, full-time undergraduate students or those who have graduated from college, university, or ...

UNESCO WATER RESILIENCE CHALLENGE 2022: GROUNDWATER

The UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge is a capacity-building program that challenges and inspires the next future leaders, especially students and young professionals from various backgrounds, to contribute ideas and concepts for their version of sustainable water management in biosphere reserve are...

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!