Water Challenges

What the Challenge is about Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020 is a capacity-building program by The Water Agency that challenges and inspires Indonesia's Young River Leaders to contribute their own original ideas and solutions towards the sustainable development of river basins. In this first edition, the Challenge takes place in the Wel...
Bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands The Government of the Netherlands (GON) through the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Government of Indonesia (GOI) through its Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) have long-lasting cooperation on the water which is secured in a Memorandum of Understanding on ...
Looking at the high enthusiasm from both experts and participants, The Water Agency decided to expand the Port Academy into Port Academy Series, where even after the challenge has ended, the learning process and discussion continue. Becoming more popular after the coronavirus pandemic, we are bringing our first Webinar to Port Academy 2020 particip...
​Jakarta - Before the official start of the State Visit, a Joint Steering Committee Meeting on the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands in the water sector was held on 9th March 2020. This bilateral cooperation has been transferred to the newly signed MoU on water management, circular economy, and water quality. One of t...
Jakarta - The first Port Academy 2020 has successfully been organized. On the first day, the participants were introduced to the concept and management aspect of a port by the expert from Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investments and Indonesia Port Corporations (Pelabuhan Indonesia II), then Boskalis and Van Oord shared their ...
Jakarta - The first Port Academy 2020 has successfully been organized. On the first day, the participants were introduced to the concept and management aspect of a port by the expert from Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investments and Indonesia Port Corporations (Pelabuhan Indonesia II), then Boskalis and Van Oord shared their ...
The China Water Challenge 2010-2011 was initiated as part of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. A unique collaboration between the governments of China and the Netherlands, top universities, private sector, water utilities and NGO's, coming together to engage the next generation "water leaders" in China with the important cha...
The 3rd edition of the Singapore Water Challenge was launched on 3 June 2014 during the Singapore International Water Week. Mr. Khoo Teng Chey, Executive Director of the Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities and Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of the the city of Rotterdam, jointly released two giant floating fish, marking the official star...
To effectively address water and climate related events, a strong information chain is critical. This chain consists of data collection, data processing, data storage, data analysis and modelling and the development of smart applications to support decision-making (in preparing for / responding to climate events) for water managers, ...
LET'S TALK RESILIENCE! was the theme of the third edition of the Australia Water Challenge. Building on two successful editions in previous years, the 2015 program was unique in many ways: more universities, more companies and mentors, a plenary session at the Floodplain Management Association National Conference, an award ceremony at Brisbane...
The second edition of the INDONESIA WATER CHALLENGE took place in Semarang from November 2016 until March 2017. Under the theme Blue-Green Cities, participants were challenged to develop their vision on the resilient and sustainable development of Semarang, focusing on the historic centre of Kota Lama, the Kali Semarang River and Tanjung Mas Port. ...
Launched during the Indonesia Maritime Forum in February, the Eco-Smart Port Challenge 2019 has been inviting young talent from across Indonesia to contribute their personal ideas and solutions for sustainable port development. The Eco-Smart Port Challenge is the third edition of the Indonesia Water Challenge, an innovation competition for the...
The development of coasts and ports is of national importance to Indonesia, securing economic growth and offering safety against floods for millions of people. Given these are typically large-scale infrastructural projects, often taking place in densely populated areas, the development of ports and coasts is likely to have significant impact on peo...
The 2nd edition of the Myanmar Water Challenge was held from August until October 2018. Under theme of Thee City, participants were challenged to develop their own vision on a water and climate resilient Yangon. During the three-day event where students work on real life water cases in the Yangon region with the aim to engage with future water prof...
The Ayeyarwady Delta is one of the world's major deltas, running 300 km from east to west and 200 km from north to south. It is the main artery on which Myanmar's livelihood depends, providing food, water and a place to live and work for millions of people. The Ayeyarwady Delta also plays an increasingly important role in Myanmar's economic develop...

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