• 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 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…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    World Water Day, A Reflection

    Looking at the calendar on the screen where I’m writing this, I just remembered that today is World Water Day. Yes, the day about 29 years ago the United Nations endorsed it in Rio de Jenairo. Then what is the importance of World Water Day? For me personally, as someone who claims to love water, this day is a reflection of how much love I have for water. Water is a material that is very attached to the body of living things. Call humans, most of their bodies are water. Likewise with the clothes attached to his body, also made of virtual water. Then the food and drinks that accompany…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management,  Water Transportation

    The Story of Cheonggyecheon Stream, Isn’t Beautiful As Korean Dramas

    For Korean drama lovers, it is no stranger to seeing the view of this river. Yes, because this river view becomes the backdrop for many dramas or films in Korea. Yep! The name Cheonggyecheon Stream. What is this river like? The Cheonggyecheon Stream was no ordinary river. The existence of this river has gone through various stories. Starting from a slum, it is now one of Seoul’s mainstay tourist attractions. What’s the story? Let’s watch together, let’s! Story of Cheonggyecheon According to the story, the Cheonggyecheon Stream has existed since the Joseon Dynasty hundreds of years ago. Gaecheon as the initial name meaning “open flow”. Since 600 years during the…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    Akasombo Dam, Source of Electricity for Ghana

    The tour this time continues to the Akasombo Dam located in Southeast Ghana. What is the Akosombo Dam like? The Akosombo Dam, also known as the Volta Dam, is a hydroelectric dam. It is located in Akosombo on the Volta River, Southeast Ghana. Historically, the purpose of building the Akosombo Dam was to provide electricity to the aluminum industry in the coastal town of Tema. Furthermore, the construction of this dam also flooded part of the Volta River basin. This flooded basin eventually formed Lake Volta. It has been named the largest artificial lake in the world by surface area. It also has a capacity of hundreds of millions of…

  • Water Conservation,  Water Management

    Bratsk Dam, Exciting Tour For Anglers

    We continue our tour of the dam to Russia, Siberia to be precise. This dam is known as one of the largest dams in the world. The next largest dam is still in Russia, in Siberia to be precise. This dam is the Bratsk Dam! Let’s have a look! The Bratsk Dam is located in Siberia, built in 1954 and officially operational in 1967. Said to be one of the largest dams in the world, it dams the Angara river. Wow how big is this dam? It is noted that the Bratsk Dam has a length of about 1,452 meters with a height of up to 125 meters. Thanks to…