A clean Brantas river in Indonesia

YUYU-Project-header

Indonesia and the Netherlands join hands for a clean Brantas river in Indonesia

Indonesia and the Netherlands join hands for a clean Brantas river in Indonesia

The Dutch Technical University of Delft, Makara and Tauw initiated a six-year program to make the Brantas River in Indonesia cleaner and safer. It is a partnership with three local authorities responsible for river management and environmental monitoring and the Indonesian environmental organization ECOTON. The Rijksdienst Voor Ondernemen granted a subsidy of three million euros to improve the water quality in the river and raise the living standard of local communities.

ECOTON has been fighting the pollution of the Brantas River in East Java since 2000. Industrial pollution has been greatly reduced in collaboration with the Governor and the Ministry of the Environment. It is not clear to what extent this comes close to a clean, safe river. The government’s measuring instruments are not sufficient to measure all pollutants that are discharged into the river. It is also unclear what the pollution means for the health and income of local communities living along the river.

For more information see https://www.tudelft.nl/en/2020/citg/fostering-inclusive-growth-health-and-equity-by-mainstreaming-water-quality-in-the-brantas-river-basin-indonesia/