Guest Lecture Activity “Community Development Through Improving Access to Clean Water” with Japanese NPO Implementing Yeh Sudamala (YES) Project
On Monday, September 12, 2022, the Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Study Program held a Guest Lecture activity "Community Development Through Improving Access to Clean Water" by inviting Practitioners from NPO Life with Friends on the Earth (LIFE) Japan as implementers of the Yeh Sudamala (YES) program Projects. The activity which took place in the Wiswakarma Hall, Sudirman Campus, Udayana University was attended by the Study Program Coordinator, lecturers, education staff and students of the Environmental Engineering Study Program and the YES Project Team. In accordance with the theme raised in this guest lecture, the material presented refers to the best practice that has been carried out by the YES Project Team for the provision of drinking water in Pedawa Village, Banjar District, Buleleng Regency.
The community-based drinking water supply program is a form of effort to fulfill the clean water needs of the community in rural areas. Based on data obtained in Pedawa Village, Banjar District, Buleleng Regency, the coverage of clean water services for people who have access to safe drinking water has only reached 25%. For this reason, it is necessary to develop a drinking water supply system to be able to serve all residents in the Pedawa Village area.
Yeh Sudamala (YES) Project is a joint effort to provide sustainable access to clean water in Pedawa Village, Bali, Indonesia. YES Project in collaboration with experienced Japanese NPOs and local stakeholders in Pedawa, we want to develop physical infrastructure and human resources that are able to properly deliver clean water to every household in Pedawa Village. The YES Project aims to achieve this goal, through efforts to improve existing facilities and build new facilities, create an organization that is responsible for managing the water system in Pedawa, and build environmentally conscious local communities.
Environmental Engineering Study Program, Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University held this guest lecture as a form of educational service activity to discuss case studies on the implementation of the Community-Based Drinking Water Supply System. This activity is related to learning the subject of Drinking Water Supply System and Community Based Drinking Water Supply. In collaboration with the YES Project, this guest lecture was carried out by inviting speakers who are professional practitioners in the field of drinking water management, namely Mr. Yushi Yamada as Project Director of YES Project and Ms. Mitsuha Abe as Operations Director of YES Project.
Coordinator of Environmental Engineering Study Program, Mrs. Ir. Kadek Diana Harmayani, ST., MT., PhD., IPM. conveyed that with the implementation of this activity, it could provide insight to students and education staff at Udayana University, especially Environmental Engineering Study Program, Faculty of Engineering, regarding topics related to the field of Environmental Engineering, namely Drinking Water Supply Systems and Community Based Drinking Water Supply. In addition, this activity is a forum for students and education staff to discuss with professional practitioners abroad related to the implementation of the programs that have been carried out. The implementation of activities can also increase international cooperation between Udayana University and related foreign institutions in the field of Environmental Engineering