UNDIP-ADB collaboration in handling water Issue and water security in Indonesia

Agreement between Undip and ADB

Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP), with its vision of becoming a
leading research university, is committed to continuing to achieve SDGs
nationally and regionally through research and education activities, and
community outreach. There are many issues that need to cope by following SDGs
principles. One of the issues is related to water (water security, water development,
including water-related disasters).

The steps of problem-solving can be taken
within the framework of several SDGs targets. A concrete step UNDIP take for participating
in achieving SDGs (including water-related issue) is the presence of the UNDIP
SDGs Center since mid-2020. Through UNDIP SDGs Center, UNDIP keeps its commitment
to participate in achieving or solving the issue of water by making
collaboration with various stakeholders continuously.

Regarding water development issue, UNDIP
SDGs Center collaborated with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in localizing
and mainstreaming SDGs, especially Goal 6-7-9-11 and 13
by creating strategic step to develop science, research and innovation in water
security, water development and water-related disaster management both
nationally and regionally.

Previously, ADB published a document regarding
development prospects and the handling of problems related to water in the ASIA
region in a book entitled “Asian Water Development Outlook 2020”
(AWDO 2020). UNDIP welcomes the launch of the AWDO 2020 document in Indonesia by
organizing the Country Launch AWDO 2020 by online which was carried out jointly
with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing.

In line with the AWDO
2020 document, the target of building and handling problems related to water
issues in Indonesia cover 5 dimensions: 1. water and sanitation for rural
residents; 2. water security to ensure sustainable economic growth; 3. water
and sanitation requirements in urban areas; 4. environmental management to
ensure a balance of water cycles that are vulnerable as a result of climate
change; 5. hydrometeorological disaster management.