research-based action for a clean and healthy river
The Brantas Affiliation for Water Quality Management, otherwise known as Aksi Brantas,
is a public-private partnership that supports inclusive growth, health, and equity
by mainstreaming water quality in Brantas River basin management.
Pressing sustainability challenges face the Brantas River and its tributaries in East Java, Indonesia. Pollution from industries, households, urban runoff, and agriculture threatens water and food security, public health, livelihoods, tourism, and biodiversity. The complex challenges of integrated water quality management are magnified by resource limitations and the uncertainties of climate change.
Turning the tide requires the combined efforts of government, communities, industry, youth, and researchers.
The Affiliation for Water Quality Management - or "Aksi Brantas" - is a collaboration of change-makers
working to strengthen water quality governance, inspire community action for river health, promote adoption of innovative technologies, and improve the availability of water quality data for planning and pollution control.
The partnership aims for strengthened participative processes, community-based solutions for waste and water management, and building a knowledge platform to share educational activities, citizen science, and community -based solutions to tackling river pollution.
Information is power
Water quality monitoring is essential to gathering reliable, informative data for effective water resource management. By monitoring chemical, biological, and other water quality indicators, researchers, students, and citizen scientists are gathering important information to support planning, detect and respond to pollution incidents, and inform decisions related to conservation.
Our work is strengthening the monitoring network, tapping into new sources of data, and translating hydrological and water quality science into policy action.
Citizens are changemakers
Improving the health of water resources requires strong engagement with communities. Our work aims to strengthen community efforts to manage solid waste and domestic wastewater, participate in government planning and budgeting for water quality, contribute important citizen science, and develop new community-based solutions to water quality management.