Integrated Approach for Water Shed Management
About the Implementing organization
Name: Yababil Foundation
Year of establishment: 2012
Type of organization: Community-based association or organization, Legally recognized non-profit status, Cooperative business, Women’s association or organization
Inter-generation program, a combination of education, advocacy, and income generating activities, led mostly by single parent women.
The program covers a holistic journey of water from waterfalls, rivers, all the way to ocean, to make sure solid interleks of watershed management for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
Coasts / Wetlands / Rivers
Type of Action
Protection / Sustainable use / Mainstreaming into sectors / Access and benefit sharing / Advocacy for land & water rights
Sustainable Development Element
Jobs and livelihoods / Water security / Disaster risk reduction / Renewable energy
At least two main rivers in Pekalongan are getting much better in terms of their river management. One of the river (the Loji river) is in fact now getting direct attention from the Minister of Environment because of routine public awareness campaing conducted along the river.
At least three waterfalls in Pekalongan are now getting more attention from local government and business community as a potential source of "investment for better environment".
Sustainable Development Impacts
* Better understanding of broader people about the importance of holistic watersheds management from upper stream to downstream.
* Increased income for people, especially women, living in areas along the rivers and/or around waterfalls.
Indonesia has abundant potential of rivers and waterfalls whose situations are pretty much similar with those in Pekalongan.
Proven easy to replicate when being tried in community living along rivers in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.
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