Dutch climate mitigation expertise for Indonesia

Indonesia faces many challenges regarding water management, including land subsidence, groundwater extraction, flooding and drought. To help address these challenges a new joint cooperation programme (JCP) between Dutch and Indonesian partners has been formed in order to tackle issues relating to weather and climate data, water management and safety, spatial planning and agriculture.

Facing water challenges together

The JCP will focus on establishing access to, and analysing, consistent data sets for water management in Indonesia (hydrological, meteorological and climate-related), studying specific problem areas such as land subsidence and groundwater extraction (for Jakarta and other locations), drainage in peatland areas on Sumatra and Kalimantan, and climate change. A forecast system for flooding and drought will also be developed.