Indonesia Proposes 4 Concepts of Disaster Resilience at the Global Level, including Water Resilience

Indonesia Proposes 4 Concepts of Disaster Resilience at the Global Level, including Water Resilience PUPR Minster Basuki at the Plenary Session 2nd High Level International Conference On Decade For Action Water For Sustainable Development in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Photo by PUPR Ministry)

Source: SuaraPemerintahID

Date: 10 June 2022

The Indonesian government continues to strive to overcome the water crisis and climate change to improve disaster, water, food, energy resilience, and ensure positive socio-economic growth. This was conveyed by PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono at the Plenary Session 2nd High Level International Conference On Decade For Action "Water For Sustainable Development" in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Tuesday (7/6/22).

Minister Basuki said the integration of disaster risk reduction into infrastructure development planning is an effective investment to prevent future losses.

"Disaster risk reduction investments can reduce at least four times the cost of infrastructure rehabilitation and reconstruction. Therefore, disaster management which includes all aspects of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, rescue, as well as rehabilitation and reconstruction needs to be the framework of an important national policy," said Minister Basuki.

Minister Basuki said that the Indonesian government had proposed four concepts of sustainable resilience in dealing with disasters, including world pandemics. First, the importance of strengthening anticipatory, responsive and adaptive disaster preparedness awareness to minimize disaster risk.

"Secondly, every country is encouraged to invest in science, technology and innovation. As has been declared by UNESCO that state leaders must realize the importance of data and science to support and improve water resource management because water is the key to reducing disaster risk," he said.

The third concept is to build disaster-resilience and climate-resilience infrastructure such as dams, breakwaters, reservoirs, embankments, and green infrastructure. Fourth, is a shared commitment across various stakeholders and at various levels from the international, national and local levels to implement global agreements.

"By applying these four concepts, we hope to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs), in particular the 6th goal on water and sanitation, by ensuring water availability and resilience to water-related disasters," said Minister Basuki.

The Minister of PUPR believes that this forum is a good opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience, as well as to increase cooperation between countries and institutions. Lastly, Minister Basuki also took the opportunity to invite all countries present at this forum to attend the 2024 World Water Forum (WWF) in Bali.

"Indonesia will also welcome all of you to come and enjoy our beautiful country. We will do our best to make WWF 2024 a successful and memorable event," he said.

Accompanying Minister Basuki, the Indonesian Ambassador for Kazakhstan and Tajikistan M. Fadjroel Rachman, Expert Staff to the Minister of PUPR for Technology, Industry and Environment Endra S. Atmawidjaja, Water Resources Expert Arie Setiadi Moerwanto, President Director of PT. Brantas Abipraya Sugeng Rochadi and the President Director of PT. Nindya by Haedar Karim.

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