This project aims to preserve the endangered Rejoso watershed in Indonesia’s Pasuruan region. The goal is to develop an integrated model of watershed management through public-private partnership with upstream and midstream approach for the first phase, and downstream approach for the second phase.
The Rejoso watershed is facing serious threats such as erosion, changing land use, fewer trees on farms, unsustainable farming practices and unmanaged community drilling.
This situation has triggered a reduction of water quantity in the watershed, while flooding and high river pollution becomes serious issues downstream. A lack of environmental awareness among the local population is exacerbated by the area’s lack of water resource regulations.
Protecting the Rejoso watershed is critical when it comes to maintaining the quantity and quality of Danone AQUA water.
With the support of Danone Ecosystem Fund, AQUA, ICRAF, and SII Foundation (on the first phase) Pasuruan project aims to protect and preserve the Rejoso watershed through a public-private "water alliance".
The involved stakeholders act to reduce unmanaged community drilling and support the implementation of a fair local water regulation on the first phase. The work continues to optimize land management and help rice producers achieve more sustainable and efficient practices on the second phase.
Under the photography, some of the project's ambitions.
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