• Water Transportation

    The Unique and Interesting Plitvice Falls

    Have twins up to sixteen? Is it possible ? It is possible, and this is the case in Croatia. Plitvice Falls in Croatia is one of the unique waterfalls in the world. Find out more. Eits, but not just any twins, but twins who are different. Yes! The lake, which is located in Croatia, is a twin lake of up to 16 which meet each other and are arranged in a cascade, which is called the Plitvice Lakes. The shape of the twin lakes is also unusual. The lakes are arranged in steps of each other. Each lake is connected with waterfalls and rock cliffs that are no less enchanting.…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    Hidden Behind The Beauty Of The Coast

    Coastal management, which is considered successful in various countries, has had a positive impact on surrounding communities who depend on their livelihoods in coastal areas. In addition, local governments have also felt a positive impact on regional revenues. Tourists are also willing to pay more to enjoy the view that is served on the coast. Everything looks flawless until we can take a closer look at what is hidden behind the beauty of the coast. Like in Indonesia, for example, a developing country on the Asian continent has recorded its success over the last four years in eradicating illegal fishing activities. However, at the same time, it turns out that…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Transportation

    Gullfoss Falls, A Waterfall Full Of Sacrifice

    Nowadays, there are a lot of developments at the expense of natural tourism. However, in a place that is threatened with new development, there will be people who try to defend it. One of them is a story from Iceland. It is said that he said, there is an interesting story related to Gullfoss Fall, a waterfall in Iceland. It is said that there used to be a girl who threatened to throw herself into a waterfall to thwart the plan to build Gullfoss Falls into a power plant. The story says that the girl walked barefoot for the sake of the action. Wow, what is a waterfall like that…

  • Water Management

    River Normalization Can Be Done, But… ..

    This article continuing the previous post about river normalization that should not have been carried out. Researchers at the same institution also added that the concept of normalization does not have to be applied in all river areas in Jakarta to prevent flooding. Although normalization technology has been used in Europe and has been misunderstood and has now been abandoned. But, in fact it can be adjusted in Indonesia. Of course, the concept of normalization can still be used by looking at several conditions. Namely, before carrying out river normalization, we must first look at the upstream and downstream of the river. If the river bank is felt to be…

  • Water Management

    River Normalization, Should It Be Done?

    Watershed problems are often handled by the application of wrong technology. The example to overcome floods, river “normalization” is carried out, as happened in the Ciliwung and Cisadane in Indonesia. The Head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, once stated that in fact the technology that was used in Europe. It was unfortunately still used in Indonesia. The wrong technology meant in treating rivers is for example normalization in the form of straightening, hardening of river walls. Also making embankments and dredging as well as removing vegetation, mud, sand, and rocks on either side of the river. He acknowledged that river normalization has been carried out in the past in…

  • Water Management

    River Normalization vs River Naturalization

    Floods occurred in several regions in almost all countries. This in fact also brought polemics to policy makers to overcome these problems. One of them is river management techniques, river normalization. However, there are also many experts who argue that normalization should not be done with various considerations, and suggest river naturalization techniques. At first glance, it sounds the same, but in fact the two techniques are very different. Normalization in a simple sense is to widen the river by doing concreteization and moving the surrounding community. Rivers tend to be straightened, trimmed, and concretized with the aim of reducing water overflow. This will actually have a number of bad…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    Palm Island, A Successful Beach Reclamation

    The United Arab Emirates is blessed with an abundance of oil. However, the government realized that gradually the oil would run out and they could run out of sources of income. Therefore, other sources of income have begun to be explored, one of which is from the tourism sector. They also began to think of ways to create tourist destinations in order to attract as many tourists as possible. With limited natural resources, reclamation is the only way to create new tourist destinations. Tourism development begins with building three islands or called The Palm Island. Within Palm Island there are Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. Palm Island…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    The Success Story of Singapore Land Reclamation

    Singapore land reclamation has started around 40 years ago. The project is still continuing today and is expected to end in 2030. The reclamation was proclaimed by Mr. Singapore who was also the first Prime Minister of Lee Kuan Yew in 1976. Singapore uses advanced technology in carrying out reclamation, so that it does not cause an impact in the country. Before starting the reclamation, the Singapore region experienced flooding like in other countries. However, after Singapore land reclamation until now, Singapore can be said to be free from floods. In addition, the drainage system in Singapore is very well established which is the result of the government’s synergy with…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    Impacts of Land Reclamation, What Are They?

    Several countries in the world have carried out land reclamation for several purposes. Although not all engineers agree with this reclamation, in fact many also agree that reclamation is one solution to various problems. Hmm, interesting, let’s review in simple terms. Etymologically, the word reclamation comes from English, namely reclaim and reclamation which means to renew. Reclamation aims to transform watery lowland areas into areas for strategic economic activities. Most of the reclamation area is used for commercial activities, settlements, and logistical needs related to many people’s life. For example, countries that have succeeded in carrying out land reclamation are Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Land Reclamation has benefits…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    How To Save Water?

    Today, 22 March 2021 is celebrated as World Water Day. The UN as the first organization to authorize it, has a theme to celebrate this day, namely “Respecting Water” and ‘how we can better protect this vital resource. One small step we can take is to save water. We will briefly summarize tips for conserving water everyday. When washing your hands, do not let the water continue to run. Prepare a place or bucket that is specifically used for washing hands. You only need to take one scoop for washing your hands. Use refrigerators and air conditioners that do not produce water when used. Products of this type are usually…