As the fifth largest country in terms of water resources, Indonesia still faces fundamental challenges in its water availability. As a country with huge population and encountered threats posed by climate change, Indonesia must prepare a mitigation plan to secure its water resources. In terms of water use, no less than 90 percent of water is used to meet the needs of the agricultural sector and 10 percent is used to meet domestic, fisheries and industrial needs.
The government has identified the development of coastal reservoirs as a potential means of providing water for the public. And they are now exploring the possibility of developing coastal reservoirs on the coast, especially in the North Coast of Java, to overcome the limitations of land on land to build water storage infrastructure.
In this Regional Water Talks session, we will be elaborating what are the strategies needed for Indonesia’s coastal reservoir development. And this session will also be covering these two sub-topics; “Indonesia’s readiness in coastal development: current challenges” and “Coastal reservoir development to secure water availability & create sustainability”.