Indonesia Spotlights Its Groundwater Management Actions at UN Forum

Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya, outlined various synergistic actions that Indonesia had taken to protect and manage groundwater sustainably, including by implementing the smart water management concept, at the UN Water Summit on Groundwater which held on December 7-8 at the UNESCO H...

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UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2022: Concept Solutions

The Concept Solution The final phase of the UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2022: Groundwater is the Final Presentation. All the teams are required to present their best concept solutions as well as to show the banner they have made. The outputs then will be scored by the juries to determine the w...

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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...

Groundwater Quality in Indonesia's Big Cities is Getting Worse

Groundwater quality in big cities such as Bandung, Jakarta, Tangerang, and Malang is getting worse, even almost as bad as river water. This result was found in a study conducted by researchers from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and Brawijaya University.One of the study authors from ITB, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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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 ...

Capital City Relocation To Reduce Likelihood Of Jakarta Sinking

The capital city relocation to East Kalimantan could help lower the likelihood of Jakarta sinking, according to Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria. "(This is) because there would be a shift in the number of residents in Jakarta to IKN (Nusantara state capital). The number of residents will re...

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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 ...

Reduce Groundwater Use, Two Dams Built in Bali

Date: June 3, 2022Bali Governor Wayan Koster has announced plans to reduce groundwater use on Bali by building two dams to meet needs through surface water.The two dams will be Tamblang dam and Sidan dam.The construction of the two dams is projected to cost up to Rp2.6 trillion, all of which will co...

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022: groundwater: making the invisible visible

Source: UNESCODate: March 22, 2022 Celebrating world water day 2022 with the theme of groundwater, UNESCO released a document regarding global groundwater development report. Check it out here! Download PDF File Here

Making the invisible visible: Groundwater

We're celebrating World Water Day this year with a focus on groundwater. But what is groundwater, exactly? The pressure on groundwater resources is rapidly increasing as a result of human activities (including population and economic growth) and climate variability: serious depletion and pollution p...

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The unseen: merits, threats, and tales of groundwater

Even though water covers roughly 71% of the earth's surface, only 3% of it is fresh water and 2.5% of that freshwater is unattainable, stored in the form of glaciers, polar ice caps, atmosphere, and soil. It leaves us with just 0.5% of freshwater ready and accessible to be used for everyday life, mo...