ETS, JAKARTA – The Director General of Watershed and Protected Forest (PDASHL) Control of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Ida Bagus Putera Prathama said that revamping upstream of the Watershed (DAS) does not necessarily address flooding or landslides.
“It does not guarantee if the upstream area is fixed and there is no landslide or flood again.”
“Because the watershed issue is related to other matters as well,” said Putera in Jakarta, Friday (01/04/2019).
For example, the Ciliwung watershed, if the upstream part is addressed, is not necessarily there is no flood in the downstream, especially if the carrying capacity of its capacity is not noticed.
If built solid housing on the side of the watershed does not pay attention to the carrying capacity of the capacity it can also flood.
Because of that, according to him, the solution to the watershed problem really must be done across sectors.
“Ideally, there is a body that has the authority to coordinate well, plan the management of a watershed. And planning must be obeyed, “said Putera.
According to him, Government Regulation (PP) No. 37 of 2012 concerning Watershed Management requires governors or regional heads to facilitate a forum for coordinating watershed management which is a forum for each party to work together to plan and manage watersheds properly so as to increase carrying capacity and capacity.
“But there is something stagnant. Some have not done anything yet, “he said.
Based on KLHK data, there are 2,145 watersheds in conditions that must be restored from around 17,000 watersheds throughout Indonesia.
National Movement for Watershed Recovery carried out related to forest resources through reforestation, protection, forest governance, and law enforcement.
Then it relates to land resources through spatial planning, greening, farming patterns, and law enforcement.
Besides that there are water resources through waste management, overcoming water pollution, and law enforcement.
From there there must be an Integrated Watershed Management Plan which ultimately aims to create a healthy watershed to improve the people’s welfare.