North Kalimantan Hit by Drought, yet Central Kalimantan is Flooding

A Full Month of Flood Occurrences in Central Kalimantan Floods that submerged 10 districts and cities in Central Kalimantan displaced 3,702 residents. West Kotawaringin was the worst affected area by flooding with a total of 31 villages and sub-districts being submerged and 2,809 people displaced. F...

Forest and Land Fires: Most Common Disasters in the Recent Week

The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) announced that forest and land fires (karhutla) were the highest disasters that occurred during the past week, from 18-24 July 2022. Head of the BNPB Disaster Data, Information and Communication Center, Abdul Muhari explained, the number of forest and l...

Regional Disaster Management Agency of DKI urges residents to save water in anticipation of drought

Source: Republika.co.idDate: May 10, 2022 REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The DKI Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) appealed to Jakarta residents to save water to anticipate the dry season which is predicted to start in June 2022. This includes checking gas cylinders regularly to prevent fires....

The reduced absorption of the Kapuas River indicates environmental damage

Source: ANTARADate: April 27, 2022 Pontianak (ANTARA) - Professor of Civil Engineering at Tanjungpura University (Untan) Pontianak, Prof. Henny Herawati, believes that the silting or drought in the Kapuas River is an indication of environmental damage in West Kalimantan Province."This is because the...

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!

Indonesia's latest natural disasters are a 'wake-up call', environmentalists say

Source: ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Date: 22 January 2021  Key points: Indonesia's meteorology agency has warned of a potential increase in natural disasters up until MarchActivists say deforestation and environmental destruction contribute to disasters in IndonesiaIndon...

Drought leaves more than 100,000 short on water in Gunungkidul

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 2 September With 15 of 18 districts in Yogyakarta's Gunungkidul regency hit by drought, authorities estimate that more than 120,000 residents will experience a shortage of water.  "We have received requests for clean water supplies from 11 affected districts," Gunu...

Extreme drought triggers water crisis in East Nusa Tenggara

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 1 September 2020 Five villages in Rote Ndao regency in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) are suffering from clean water shortages as a result of extreme drought.  Deskiel Haning of the Rote Ndao Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said the five villages were Holulai, Nentenae...

Indonesia's weather is a study in contrasts

Source: ANTARA News Date: 27 August 2020  Indonesia is preparing anticipatory measures against extreme weather events as it is prone to hydro-meteorological disasters, such as flooding, landslides, and whirlwinds, in the rainy season and wildfires or severe drought during the dry season. R...

BMKG Predicts Southern Indonesia Will Enter the Peak of Drought

Source: Tempo.co Date: 31 July 2020 The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) estimates that southern Indonesia will soon enter the peak dry season. Through a written statement received in Jakarta, Friday, July 31, 2020, BMKG said the potential of the peak of the drought in southern ...

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Govt to raise water storage infrastructure capacity against drought

Source: ANTARA NewsDate: 22 May 2020 The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will optimize the capacity of water storage infrastructure across Indonesia as a precautionary measure against protracted drought during the dry season. PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono highlighted President ...

20 Villages in encountered drought, with 16 thousand residents affected

Source: detikcom The Rembang Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) noted that there were as many as 20 villages that experienced drought, in the dry season this year. 20 Villages are spread in 9 Sub-districts throughout Rembang Regency. The head of the Rembang BPBD, Purwadi Samsi said, the numb...

Jakarta akan mengalami krisis air bersih bersama 10 kota besar lain di dunia.

Indonesia memang negara tropis. Artinya, bangsa ini memiliki  kemewahan yang secara geografis tidak dimiliki sebagian besar bangsa lain, yaitu siklus air hujan yang melimpah hampir separuh dari 12 bulan. Hutan tropis juga memiliki cadangan air yang banyak yang fungsinya secara alami sebagai spon air. Sungai-sungai juga mengalir hampir sepanjang waktu mengaliri sawah-sawah untuk memastikan ketersediaan pangan selalu ada.

Namun pemanasan global yang berdampak pada perubahan musim dan siklus cuaca telah mengakibatkan siklus air bersih menjadi terganggu. Hutan yang kini berganti fungsi, menghilangkan daerah resapan. Pembangunan sekitar wilayah bantaran sungai, juga pengolahan limbah yang buruk, telah mengakibatkan sungai-sungai menyempit, mendangkal, dan kualitas airnya memburuk. Meskipun 2/3 seluruh permukaan bumi merupakan bentuk dari air, ternyata hanyak kurang dari 3% saja yang merupakan sumber air bersih. Air bersih tidak melimpah seperti kebanyakan orang pikirkan.Artikel dari BBC ini sangat menarik dibaca, berikut ulasannya: