Indonesia mission in June 2016

Sunset in Indonesia - rice fieldRanking fourth globally in total water resource, Indonesia is blessed with abundant water resources. Its water resources per capita are nearly two times larger than in the United States, six times larger than China’s and a whopping 11 times larger than India’s, yet its people suffer from a severe shortage of potable water. 

Australia and Indonesia share many common challenges when it comes to safe, secure, efficient and sustainable water management. The Australian Water Association is coordinating a water quality workshop in Jakarta on 28 June. This workshop is one of a series of activities the Association will deliver to facilitate closer relationship between the Australian and Indonesian water sectors. During the workshop, experts from Australia will present on Australia’s approach to water quality management and low cost technology that can be used in urban, rural and remote towns in Indonesia.

The purpose of this workshop is to: 
  • Discuss opportunities for overcoming the challenges regarding drinking water in urban, regional and remote towns in Indonesia. 
  • Support the Indonesian PDAMs and government agencies in the development and implementation of water quality plans.
  • Showcase innovative, low cost technology that can support drinking water quality and wastewater management in Indonesia.
  • Discuss opportunities for strengthening Australia-Indonesia collaboration in water.

The Australian Water Association thanks the Australian presenters including Australian Government, Victorian Government, ANZ Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Coliban Water, Osmoflo and WaterSecure Innovations Ltd.