The Tailor-Made Training (TMT) in Welang River, East Java, was conducted to support the knowledge transfer and capacity building for the Water Resource Department of
Welang River Basin Academy
Welang River Basin Management Academy (RBMA) final presentation was successfully held on 17 March 2022. This training was tailor-made to support the knowledge transfer and capacity building for the Water Resource Department of the East Java Provincial Government’s young staff. A collaboration with the East Java office, the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Nuffic, and executed by HZ University and The Water Agency, the training used Welang Masterplan as the learning ground, reflecting on the real situation and challenges in the river.
RBMA courses ran for twelve months, starting in April 2021 until April 2022. The main goal of the training is to facilitate knowledge transfer and transformation, which has a big potential to be replicated in the future for new DPU-EJP employees to provide opportunities for lifelong learning following the Sustainable Development Goals 4 agenda. The program consisted of 29 lectures that were divided into five blocks, followed by the final block on practical work.
Block 1 – Systems Thinking & System Analysis
Block 2 – Planning For The Future
Block 3 – Stakeholder Engagement
Block 4 – Circular And Ecosystem-Based Planning
Block 5 – River Basin Governance
Block 6 – Practical Work Of Welang River Basin Assignment
The knowledge earned from the previous blocks is then incorporated into building a solution deck for the Welang River Basin Assignment practical work.
Solution needs: River dredging Sludge / sediment material management Water retention Check dams River widening Early warning system (EWS) Terrace cultivation / terracing Sustainable farming
Gregor van Essen – The Water Agency (left), Cora van Nieuwenhuizen – Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management (middle), and Emil Elestianto Dardak – Vice