Water Challenges

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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, The Water Agency collaborated with UNESCO Jakarta and...
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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 led to concerns of groundwater depletion. Countrie...
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UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021: Strategies for solutions
Following the technical meeting and 4-day workshop in Phase I, the Challenge continues to Phase II, which started on 11 October until 11 November 2021. This phase aims to sharpen the teams in translating their strategies into solutions with the guidance of experienced mentors. Within these five weeks, the teams are pushed to produce unique and fres...
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UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021: Getting to know biosphere reserve and Sembalun area
"You are the future of the Rinjani-Lombok Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO Global Geopark. Without the engagement and leadership of young people, Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO Global Geopark research Rinjani-Lombok will not be possible." Moh. Djelid, Director and Representative UNESCO Jakarta Office Working toward the sustainable development goals (SDGs...
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UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2021: A sustainable environment for 2030 and beyond
Learning Ground for the Young Water Leaders As the urgency and complexity of water and other climate-related problems in Indonesia are increasing dramatically, educating the next generation of water and climate leaders is a priority for Indonesia, now and in the coming years. One of the best ways to do this is by engaging young people with real wat...
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Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020: The Final Phase
What the Challenge is about Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020 is our capacity-building program 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 took place in the Welang River, Eas...
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Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge – Phase II: not your mediocre online event
The start of Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge – Phase II After their "big graduation" from Phase I in November 2020, the Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge Teams moved to Phase II, held fully online in the comfort of our home as part of the online-offline events for the Challenge. The main characteristic of Phase II was the ideas brewing pro...
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Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020: An overview of Phase I
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...
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Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020: It's time for the Welang River
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 ...
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Integrated Port Network: Indonesia as the world’s maritime axis
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...
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Indonesia and Netherlands's Water Cooperation through Healthy River Challenge
​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...
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First Edition of Port Academy 2020
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 ...
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Indonesia Port Academy 2020
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 ...
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Future Water (China 2010-2011)
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...
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Urban Water Rebels (Singapore 2014-2015)
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...

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