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  • 22 Mar 2016- 08:31 by Local Press Report JAKARTA Tempo.co Indonesia will be the host of the first Asia Water Council (AWC) from March 24-26, 2016. The meeting will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, to discuss challenges faced by Asian countries in terms of water resources. The meeting will discuss three
  • 29 Apr 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Eleven “deforestation fronts” will account for 80 percent of forest loss worldwide by 2030, according to new research released this week by international environmental NGO WWF. Ten of these 11 “deforestation fronts” are in the tropics
  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Nearly half of the rivers and streams in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province are in danger of being polluted by coal mining waste, according to a new report from international environmental group Greenpeace. Indonesia is the world’s
  • 12 Nov 2014- 10:57 by Local Press Report JAKARTA Jakarta Globe Indonesian output of palm oil will grow by just over 3 percent in 2015, less than half the 7 percent growth rate this year, a leading industry association said on Tuesday, after prolonged drought in the main growing region of Sumatra.
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by Local Press Report JAKARTA AP The death toll from rain-triggered landslides and flash floods on Indonesia's Sulawesi island climbed to 17 on Friday, an official said, as the government declared a two-week emergency response. Rescuers also are looking for about 15 people
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 4 Mar 2013- 10:05 by Local Press Report JAKARTA The Jakarta Globe Indonesians should prepare for an early onset of the dry season and start conserving water, a Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) official said on Monday. Head of BMKG Mulyono Prabowo said that the dry season would
  • 21 Jan 2013- 08:14 by Local Press Report JAKARTA The Jakarta Globe Water operator PAM Lyonnaise Jaya has cut its clean water supply to 250,000 customers in Jakarta, after its reservoir was contaminated by oil as a result of the floods. The private company, known as Palyja, said the supply had been
  • 6 Nov 2012- 10:03 by Local Press Report JAKARTA The Jakarta Post Logging and mining activities have contributed to the alarming rate of pollution of East Kalimantan’s Mahakam River, an environmental agency said on November 6. The East Kalimantan Environment Agency was responding to rest results
  • 20 Sep 2011- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Indonesia, JAKARTA A consumer protection agency said that water providers should compensate Jakartans hit by a water shortage after the recent collapse of a dam that cut off water supply to clients. Tulus Abadi of the Indonesian Consumers Protection
  • JAKARTA | Source: Jakarta Post (Indonesia)
  • 10 Jan 2011- 15:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesi  Indonesian oil palm farmers and mining companies were rated the worst water polluters in the country for 2010 by environmental NGO Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi). These two sectors together polluted at least 57 out of 65
  • 15 Nov 2010- 19:59 by Local Press Report Indonesia, JAKARTA World Vision World Vision is upgrading relief operations in Indonesia as conditions deteriorate there in the wake of the first Merapi volcano eruption. The organization is providing support for water and sanitation, child protection,
  • 26 Jul 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report Indonesia, JAKARTA Jakarta Post (Indonesia) Indonesia is on the verge of water crisis due to environmental destruction and rapid population growth, according to both water experts and governmental officials. "Java and Bali will experience shortages of
  • 16 Nov 2009- 19:59 by Local Press Report Indonesia, JAKARTA Jakarta Post (Indonesia) Groundwater levels in Yogyakarta province have dropped by an average of 30 centimeters per year since 2000, according to hydro-geologist Heru Hendrayana ofGadjah Mada University. Speaking at a meeting on

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