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, ...

Microplastics Contamination in Aceh’s Rivers Threaten Public Health

A research conducted by Nusantara River Expedition team on rivers located in North Aceh Regency, East Aceh Regency, South Aceh Regency of Aceh Besar, Banda Aceh City, Lhokseumawe City, and Langsa City shows that rivers in Aceh are polluted with microplastics due to waste disposed. "The research uses...

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...

Environment Ministry: 59 Percent of Indonesian Rivers Severely Polluted

Source: TempoDate: July 28 2021 TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) said 59 percent of rivers in Indonesia are still severely polluted. The sources of river water pollution include industrial waste, such as oil, gas, and mining, as well as domestic or household waste and...

River plastic emissions to the world’s oceans

Source: Nature CommunicationsPublish Date: June 7, 2017 Plastics in the marine environment have become a major concern because of their persistence at sea, and adverse consequences to marine life and potentially human health. Implementing mitigation strategies requires an understanding and quantific...

Plastic Waste Discharges from Rivers and Coastlines in Indonesia

Source: The World Bank Date: 20 May 2021 Indonesia is battling one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time—marine plastic debris. To support the Government of Indonesia's efforts on combating plastic waste and marine debris and its leadership in implementing the agenda, a better underst...