• Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation,  Water Management

    Water Harvesting

    In some tropical countries, these months have entered the rainy season. But in other countries, the rain never falls, threatening drought. In some countries that have high rainfall, ironically drought continues in various regions. It is very unfortunate, considering that there are still many ways that can be done with this high rainfall. Water Harvesting is the right way to collect water by collecting it from rainwater which is used for agricultural production and for other household needs. Water harvesting is the act of collecting rainwater and surface runoff to be discharged into temporary and / or permanent shelters that can be used at any time to irrigate cultivated plants…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    Type of Reservoir

    In its implementation, river basin management requires synergy between various sectors as a whole, from upstream, middle to downstream. The upstream watershed functions as a conservative zone, where the ecosystem is maintained as much as possible so that the availability of water remains stable to meet the water needs of the watershed below. The middle watershed functions as a transportation zone between the upstream and downstream parts which usually functions as a managed utilization of river water to provide benefits for social and economic interests, related to irrigation infrastructure such as river, reservoir and lake management. The downstream part of the watershed is a sedimentation zone that functions as the…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation,  Water Management

    Irigation Principle

    Based on the definition and definition of irrigation as stated above, irrigation activities can be divided into 2 (two) main principles, namely: 1) the principle of addition and 2) the principle of supply. For wet tropical regions such as Indonesia, irrigation activities adhere to the principle: the addition of water into the ground to increase or meet the water needs of plants that cannot be supplied by rainwater supplies or other water supplies. In the rainy season, when the supply of rain water is sufficient to meet the needs of water plants, the addition of irrigation water is not necessary. Whereas for dry climates, the principle of water supply or…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation,  Water Management

    Watershed Management: Reservoir

    One of the characteristics of a healthy watershed is that in the rainy season the water does not overflow abundantly (flood) and when in the dry season there is still water (not drought).  Reservoir is the best solution to make a watershed become healthy.  Reservoir is a water building in the form of artificial ponds that are deliberately made to store and store water.  When it rains, rain will be collected in reservoirs and during the dry season the stored water will be channeled to meet the needs of the surrounding community. As a water structure which is an important part of watershed management, there are certainly advantages and disadvantages…

  • Water Management,  Water Transportation

    Coastal Complexity in The Big City

    Have you ever enjoyed relaxing on the beach around which there are high-rise buildings, a symbol of the big city?  What do you think about the coastal areas in the region? Many people argue that the coastal area in a big city is an advantage and its own attraction for the city. But of course, coastal areas in big cities carry their own complexity. As a transition zone between land and sea, the coast is an area that has significance for human life. Beach configuration can be caused by natural or non-natural activities or processes (human activities) originating from land or from the sea. Activities that take place at sea…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    Sand Dunes

    In coastal areas besides dynamics that occur, there are also natural processes that can actually be utilized by the surrounding population. One of them is sand dune. Sand dune is a natural laboratory in the form of sand dunes formed by the wind carrying sand. Not all coastal areas have this natural laboratory, one of the beaches that has is Parangtritis beach, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The process of formation begins with sand spewed by Merapi volcano when it erupts which then settles. After being deposited on the shore a very strong wind from the Indian Ocean distributes this sand back to the north. Then formed a natural embankment which we know…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    Regional Autonomy Obstruct Watershed Management

    The watershed is categorized as a healthy watershed that can be seen from its sustainability factor. Sustainability in question is when the dry season of the watershed is not drought and if the rainy season the watershed will not flood.  Both risks, both drought or flood, can be minimized if the watershed management is going well.  Watershed management will run well if the management is in accordance with the principle of one river one plan one management or in other words centralized in one stream.  But in reality, in the management of watersheds there is also a Law on Regional Autonomy.  As we know that the Regional Autonomy Law is…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Irrigation,  Water Management

    Water Conservation

    What are the goals in watershed management? Some of them are for the welfare of the people who live around the watershed. So, how to make this happen? One of them is through water conservation. How come? Come see the reviews below.   Water conservation is a special objective in sustainable watershed management. Realizing water conservation will bring prosperity to the communities around the watershed. What exactly is water conservation and how do you save water? Basically, water conservation cannot be separated from soil conservation. The principle of water conservation is to ensure that water originating from rainwater does not quickly reach the estuary, namely the sea. Or in other…