Threat of a Water Crisi, The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Takes These Efforts
Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia- The current water crisis has become a new threat along with the increasing population, declining environmental quality, and other global issues.
The Director General of New Renewable Enenrgy Conservation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resource, Dadan Kursdiana, said that in facing the threat of a water crisis, his institution has taken care and maintained water in a sustainable manner. As for giving permits to developers who want to build water-based energy generators, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources requires the availability of water.
"Later in the process, the developer will communicate with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry as well as the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH) because the territory is in both sectors," he explained in a special dialogue with the theme "Water for Shared Prosperity-Towards the 10th World Water Forum 2024 in Bali" organized by the MPWH in collaboration with CNBC Indonesia on Tuesday (6/12/2022).
Meanwhile, when the energy generatin was located in a forestry area, explained Daden, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry had regulated pilicies and regulations regarding this matter, namely those related to guidelines for borrowing and using forest area.
"Indeed, we often do it, there are also rules, you can be sure that there are two guards from the forest side. First, the forest is maintained. Second, because the forest is protected, water will also be guaranteed," said Dadan.
Furtermore, said Dadan, there are also rules and regulations at the MPWH, such as to maintain the preservation of water resources.
As for Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resource, he said, he is involved in ensuring that regulations both at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the MPWH can be complied with.
"Indeed, there are no regulations at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. But this will affect the company or the supply of electricity itself," he said.
Translated by Team of the 10th World Water Forum