Partnership and Participation In Water Management

Academics: Water Management Requires Collaboration of Various Parties

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia- Professor of Brawijaya University, Pijoto Tri Juwono said, to solve the problem, the roleof all layers of society is also needed, especially in encouraging the government and the private sector to build a dam.

"One of the pillars is that we must collaborate and include participation from all communities. This principle must be based on available resources. In the future, the number of needs will increase, but availability will be relatively constant, so we must close this gap with various effort that are now special dialogue with the theme "Water for shared Prosperity-Towards the 10th World Water Forum 2024 in Bali" organized by the ministry of public Works and Public Housing bin collaboration with CNBC Indonesia on Tuesday (6/12/22).

Pitojo said, there are currently insufficient dams in indonesia. Until the end of 2024, the number of dams in indonesia will only be around 280.

This number is very low when compared to other countries, such as India which now has  1,200 dams, Japan with 3,000 dams, Korea with 4,000 dams, the United States with 5,000 dams, and even China which already has 11,000 dams.

"Is it enough to build this much? Of course not. Compared to the other countries, Indonesia is very far away. At the end of 2024, there will only be aroud 280 dams. Meanwhile, we have so many rivers," he said.

if there is a dam, he continued, the water that falls from the sky can be storedand collected in the reservoir before finally flowing into the sea, and the aspect of availability will be fulfilled.

 Futhermore, the aspect of affordanility, which meansthe community wherever they live, the economic conditions and their ability to access water.

also, for sustainability, the community must be able to obtain and have an abundance of water not only during the rainy season, but also during the dry season.

"Year after year, in the future the function of water time must continue," he said.

Therefore, collaboration is the most important keyword in overcoming water problems in this nation. It becomes a necessity, because managing water cannot only be done with the government's budget. Therefore, all parties must open this space for collaboration.

"First, sharing roles with all parties, academics, comodities, then business entities. Second, not only enough various roles, but creating space for innovation in financing. Not only the government, but also stakeholders," said Pitojo.

if there is none, Pitojo said that efforts and state expenditure would be very difficult in the future.

"Therefore, collaboration is a must. We can guarantee community access, and welfare is the keyword," he concluded.


Translated by Team of the 10th World Water Forum

Here's How Danone Overcomes the Sustainability of Water Resources

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia- PT Danone Indonesia, a pioneer in the drinking water industry, continues to be consistently committed to utilizing water sustainability as a raw material of products of prevent a water crisis.

 Director of Social Development  of PT Danone Indonesia, Karyanto, said that currently Danone is operating in 17 watersheds (DAS). Danone is committed to ensuring the sustainability of water resources through several comprehensive programs.

"This  includes starting comprehensive research to find out carrying capacity of the watershed before it operates," he said in a special dialogue with the theme " Water for Shared Prosperity-Towards the 10th World Water Forum 2024 in Bali" organized by the Ministry of Public works and Housing in collaboration with CNBC Indonesia on Tuesday (6/12/2022).

Then, there are issue in the upstream area addressed by planting trees. Danone takes the initiative to reduce river runoff, so that it does not cause flooding and can optimize infitration into the soil.

It also include a technical consevation program, in which Danone builds a catchent in collaboration with the surrounding communities, so that abundant water can seep into the ground.

Danone is also responsible for utilizing water by using the water as efficiently as possible.

"We have a target of water ratio, how much consumption we use for every liter of product we produce, our water ratio is at 1.15 liters," he explained.

He added, an important thing Danone does not ruleout is access to water for the community which is one of the obligations in the law that private companies must provide at least 15% of the water taken.

"But we give more than that, what we do is more than what is required by law," he concluded.


Translated by Team of the 10th World Water Forum

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