Strengthening Indonesia – Australia collaboration on drinking water and technology transfer

Workshop on water quality and technology transfer at the Australian Embassy in JakartaTo showcase Australian capabilities and technological innovations in water quality management, the Association in partnership with the ANZ Bank and Austrade, coordinated a workshop on water quality and technology transfer at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta on 28 June 2016. This workshop is one of a series of activities the Association will deliver to facilitate closer relationships between the Australian and Indonesian water sectors. The workshop was attended by Indonesian water utilities (PDAM’s) from across the country in addition to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Indonesia’s peak water association (PERPAMSI), private sector enterprises and Indonesian Government officials.

Participants heard from the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Coliban Water, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, ANZ Bank CEO Indonesia, Australian Water Association, Austrade, Osmoflo and WaterSecure Innovations Ltd on Australian’s water reform journey, water quality policy, regulation, practical tools and innovative technology that can be used in urban, rural and remote towns in Indonesia.

Following the workshop a roundtable discussion was held between the Australian speakers, PERPAMSI and the Indonesian Government to discuss priority areas for collaboration. Following an MoU signing between the Australian Water Association and PERPAMSI a series of activities will be developed including a pilot study on technology transfer and validation, business introductions, twinning and exchange of personnel and delegations to Ozwater'17 and Indowater'17. Contact Paul Smith to get involved in the program at psmith@awa.asn.au 

International Sponsor

Vishnu Shahaney, CEO ANZ Indonesia
Vishnu Shahaney, CEO ANZ Indonesia

Workshop at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta
Workshop at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta

Workshop speakers
Workshop speakers

HE Paul Grigson, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia
HE Paul Grigson, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia

Paul Smith, International Manager, Australian Water Association
Paul Smith, International Manager, Australian Water Association

Panel session
Opportunities for Indonesia-Australia collaboration: Panel session