Indonesia Water Coalition 2023 Member Gathering

The 1st meeting in 2023 of the Indonesia Water Coalition (IWC) was held at Pusat Suaka Satwa Elang Jawa to discuss the plan and budgeting. Carried out on 6 February 2023, the event also includes planting 9 trees as a symbol of the IWC's mission to support water conservation.

Since the signing of a charter on 29 January 2021, the Indonesia Water Coalition has held a series of events. In 2021, an IWC afternoon talk with the founding members was held to celebrate World Water Day which centred on the members’ achievements in valuing water, the commitments or targets, and how they can contribute to the advancement of IWC in the future. In the same year, the training on Good Water Stewardship & Water Fund was held and supported by Water Stewardship Indonesia (formerly known as Yayasan Aliansi Wali Sumber Daya Air Indonesia). In 2022, the coalition focused on the coalition’s structure and the establishment of the working group and its annual plan.

On the 6th of February 2023, the co-founders of the Indonesia Water Coalition (IWC) held a one-day workshop at the Pusat Suaka Satwa Elang Jawa (PSSEJ), Bogor, Jawa Barat. The objective of the workshop was to share the 2023 work plan and budgeting from the 3 working groups and also to share the official logo and visual brand of the IWC.

The participants represented the IWC’s co-founder/ members, such as Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia, Water Stewardship Indonesia, PT Coca-Cola Indonesia, Danone Indonesia, Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (The Nature Conservancy Indonesia), PT L'Oréal Indonesia, PT Multi Bintang Indonesia, PT Nestlé Indonesia, and PT Unilever Indonesia.

The 1st working group for 2023 focuses on brand identity and social media handling. Additionally, the official logo was presented and later will be used for any IWC branding through events and social media channels.

The 2nd working group will focus on carrying out a study and policy brief in Cisadane River, West Java and Banten Province, Indonesia. The river was chosen as mainly all the private sectors operate near the Cisadane River Basin.

The 3rd working group will focus on the development of the catchment-hub platform, which consists of developing catchment risk assessments, a knowledge hub, innovative solutions, and learning exchange. (AW)