As the WEPA Action Program in Indonesia mainly focuses on developing capacity of central and local government officials on the new regulation and standards, several learning opportunities were provided as the first step. The following activities have been conducted to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of Indonesian officials on water quality management, especially on TMDL systems.
Jakarta Workshop (19 January 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia)
Prof. Mitsumasa Okada, Chairman of WEPA Advisory Board gave a lecture about the Japanese experience of TMDL application and implementation to invited Indonesian officials.
The WEPA Secretariat visited the Citarum Basin in February 2018 and conducted a field survey in the area. Results of survey were discussed between Indonesia and the WEPA Secretariat to develop the Action Program proposal.
The WEPA Secretariat and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia (MOEF) held a bilateral meeting in November 2018 and agreed to hold a workshop in Bandung under the Action Program to strengthen capacity of central and local government officials.
Bandung Workshop (23 and 24 January 2019, Bandung, Indonesia)
The Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and MOEF co-hosted a workshop on the WEPA Action Program in Indonesia. This two-day workshop targeted Indonesian central and local government officials selected by MOEF and consisted of a Learning day and Training day. Participating officials were provided with opportunities to develop their capacity on water quality management, especially to deepen their understanding for TMDL application.
Preparation of the TMDL guideline document
The preparation of the TMDL guideline document has been completed from September 2020 to February 2021. The document was completed after receiving input from various parties including the ITB team, MOEF Team, local government, IGES, WEPA, and MOEJ through several meetings.