Water is basic rights for Indonesians as stipulated by the 1945 Constitution. Consequently, the state is obliged to provide water as basic human rights. However, ground water is being exploited for human needs regardless of its sustainability and quality.
Two months away from East Java regional election, green watchdog slammed the candidates for excluding environmental issues, especially on water resources in the province.
Marine plastic waste is a serious global issue, including Indonesia, as it has affected the ecosystem to the smallest size or micro. The microplastic waste has entered the food chain and causing impacts on human health and environment.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) targeted to install 16 water quality monitoring devices in 15 rivers in the country by 2017.