Govt to Build Seven Dams in East Nusa Tenggara

July 26, 2015

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said on Saturday that the government would build seven dams in the eastern province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to assure water is supplied in the region. "NTT has a big problem, which is water," he noted, adding that unless water is available, problems in the region will never be settled.

No Damages After Malang Earthquake, says Official

July 26, 2015
The Regional Disaster Management Agency of Malang, East Java, confirmed no damages occurred during Sunday's earthquake, July 26. Some officials have combed the coast of Malang District which is closest from the epicenter.

Long Storage for the Mega Rice Project in Merauke

July 22, 2015
The program to develop 10,000 hectares of irrigation rice fields in Merauke, Papua began. "Merauke is a swamp area. So we develop a long storage to hold water so that it can be pumped for irrigation," said Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Hadimuljono Basuki.

Treat Climate Change as Seriously as National Security: Report

July 14, 2015
Governments should treat climate change as seriously as threats to national security or public health, partly by focusing more on the worst scenarios of rising temperatures, an international report said on Monday.

Scientists Predict Huge Sea Level Rise Even If We Limit Climate Change

July 13, 2015
Study of past sea level changes shows coastal communities may face rises of at least six metres even if we limit global warming to 2C, reports Climate Central.

Jakarta Water Supply 'Safe' Despite Dry Season

July 12, 2015
Jakarta's fresh water distributors - PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja) and Aetra Air Jakarta - has assured that Jakarta's fresh water supply remains adequate despite the dry season.

Hungary Expects to Establish Stronger Cooperation with Indonesia

July 10, 2015
The government of Hungary expects to develop stronger cooperation with Indonesia through the 4th Joint Commission Meeting, which will be held in Jakarta at the end of 2015. According to the ambassador, one form of cooperation that has been implemented is the water supply project in several remote areas in Indonesia.

Access to Clean Water and Sanitation Around the World – Mapped

July 08, 2015
Around the world, 946 million people still go to the toilet outside. Eritrea is top of the list, with 77% of its population practising open defecation, a practice which can lead to the contamination of drinking water sources, and the spread of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentry, hepatitis A and typhoid.

Hit by Drought and Seawater, Bangkok Tap Water May Run Out in a Month

July 07, 2015
Bangkok's tap water supply may run out in a month, as the country waits for long overdue rains to replenish sources depleted by drought and threatened by seawater creep.

Piped Water for Good Health in the Lao PDR

July 02, 2015
Life has always been hard for women in the small, poor villages of northern Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). The daily ritual of fetching clean water was a particularly grueling task.
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