Water-energy nexus developments in Indonesia for sustainable water supply

Project Summary

3 September 2018

  • Sector: Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Country location: Australia, Indonesia
  • Grantee: Murdoch University
Solar powered reverse osmosis treatment kit on beach with ocean in background.
Solar powered reverse osmosis treatment kit June 2018. Photo credit: Martin Brezger.

Project description

Agriculture in Indonesia has suffered serious droughts in recent years. This project will develop a new approach to water supply, groundwater management and irrigation methods, as conventional techniques are currently ill equipped to cope with drought. A solar water system for drinking water will be implemented in a remote community in collaboration with Murdoch University. Rice field irrigation techniques to pump from groundwater and river will be demonstrated in a rural area using solar energy for pumping and treatment. As a leading research institution, Murdoch University’s experts in sustainable water supply will train lecturers in water supply and agriculture practices. Murdoch University will then host an initial workshop and site visits before working at various locations in Indonesia with their national science and technology transfer counterpart organisation BPPT and the agricultural university in Yogyakarta to apply the newly acquired knowledge and techniques.

Key dates

Workshop, Perth, 03 December 2018 to 08 December 2018

Field visit, Yogyakarta, 27 May 2019 to 31 May 2019

Field visit, West Java, 03 June 2019 to 07 June 2019

Field Visit, Nusa Tengarra, 22 July 2019 to 26 July 2019

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $30,858.00 GST in addition
  • Total project value: $99,858
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Last Updated: 3 September 2018