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...

Biosphere reserves in Nusa Tenggara

We are reaching to the end of the series! Here's some interesting facts about biosphere reserves located in the beautiful Nusa Tenggara islands! Not to show special favouritism, but pssst.. expect to hear more about the last biosphere reserve on UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021 through Indones...

Biosphere reserves in Kalimantan

Borneo is said to be one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, being home to an estimated 15,000 different plant species. Here's some facts about Kalimantan's biosphere reserves! Click here to see Biosphere Reserves in Nusa Tenggara! 

Biosphere reserves in Sulawesi

The world's eleventh-largest island in the world has 5 biosphere reserves in it, what are they? Click on the right button to read more! Click here to see Biosphere Reserves in Kalimantan!

Biosphere reserves in Java

There are 19 biosphere reserves in Indonesia, of which 5 of them are located in Java Island. Can you name it? Click on the right button for more!   Click here to see Biosphere Reserves in Sumatra!

What do you know about the Biosphere Reserve?

Biosphere reserves are sites established by countries and recognized by UNESCO to promote sustainable development. Have you checked our previous post about this? If you haven't, you surely want to check it out here before we jump into a sea of facts about biosphere reserves in Indonesia in our #Bios...

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Indonesia Water Journal - AUGUST 2021

Welcome to the August edition of Indonesia Water Journal, readers! As we celebrate the 76th Indonesia Independence Day, we had prepared a lovely infographic here. This month, we also featured a special interview regarding peatland restoration in Indonesia, McKinsey Sustainability's report on how cit...

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The fights in restoring peatlands: between water conservation and climate change mitigation

Albeit covering only three percent of the world's land surface, peatlands could store 550 billion tonnes of carbon. It is twice as much as the forests do globally. Additionally, peatlands hold 10 percent of global freshwater resources, according to the International Mire Conservation Group and the I...

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Indonesia Water Journal - JULY 2021

Dear readers, Welcome to Indonesia Water Journal July 2021 Edition! We have highlighted some articles and infographics related to water, mangrove, and peatland conservation as we celebrate World Nature Conservation Day this month. Feel free to share this Journal with your colleagues as we aim to pro...

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Conservation: how to do it right

Save water. That's a very common phrase we often see all over the media. Although it may sound cliché, actually the short phrase has a really deep meaning. To put it into numbers, 71% of the Earth is covered in water, but only 3% of them is freshwater. With such a small percentage and the growing po...

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Indonesia Water Journal - JUNE 2021

Welcome to the second edition of Indonesia Water Journal! As we celebrate the World Ocean and Environment Day, we have highlighted two articles, several infographics, and video in this edition. Feel free to share this Journal with your colleagues as we aim to provide you with the latest insight from...

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Achieving Blue Economy in Indonesia: further steps in sustainable fishing

Ocean has become the blood on Indonesian veins for centuries. There is even a children's song titled "Nenek Moyangku Seorang Pelaut", which translates directly into "My Ancestor was a Sailor". The blood has been ingrained since Javanese sailors arrived in China in 131 AD to the heyday of Srivijaya E...

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Amid the 47th World Environment Day, water remains a conundrum for the environment

This year, the world celebrates the 47th World Environment Day. A day where everyone encourages awareness and action for the preservation of the environment. Each year, the program has provided a theme and forum for businesses, non-government organizations, communities, governments to advocate envir...

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Indonesia Water Journal - MAY 2021

Welcome to the first edition of Indonesia Water Journal! The Indonesia Water Journal is a monthly newsletter from the Indonesia Water Portal aiming to provide you with the latest insight from water, maritime, and waste sector of Indonesia. Inside the Journal, you will find carefully curated news and...

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Kartini's Day: Disclosing Stories of Women in The Water-Related Sector

In Indonesia, Kartini's Day is celebrated annually on the 21st of April. The day is to commemorate the birth of women's emancipation pioneer, Raden Adjeng Kartini. Living in the tradition of the past, Kartini used to face gender discrimination where girls should be secluded in the hom...