About The Event
The “Water Security Seminar – Technology for Indonesia” was an event which was initiated by The Ministry of Defense under guidance of His Excellency Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto. Organized under the Science and Technology Faculty of RIDU and Indonesia Business Post, this event was successfully held on Friday, 22 September 2023.
The Rector of The Republic of Indonesia Defense University, Lieutenant General TNI Jonni Mahroza, Ph.D., was honoured to invite His Excellency Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto as the keynote speaker and His Excellency French Ambassador of Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN, Fabien Penone, as the guests of honour.
We anticipate that the results of this event will prove invaluable in bolstering Indonesia’s water security, ensuring the preservation of vital water resources that are indispensable to the lives of the Indonesian people, and safeguarding them for generations to come.
Title : Water Security Seminar – Technology for Indonesia Date : 22 September 2023
Time : 08:00 – 16:30
Place : Merah Putih Hall, The Republic of Indonesia Defense University
7 Key Technology Presentation
Discover cutting-edge innovations and advancements from 7 foreign and Indonesian companies in water security.
2 Panel Discussions
Engage in insightful conversations with industry leaders, gaining valuable insights and perspectives.
6 Exhibitions and Networking
Explore a showcase of innovative solutions in water security technology and connect with professionals, fostering valuable business relationships.
French Ambassador as Guest of Honour
ELLIPSE PROJECTS – FRANCE
Digital Water Resilience Research: Ellipse Projects, a French company, has also signed an MoU with the Indonesian Defense University to collaborate on a digital research program focused on water resilience.
OSMOSUM – FRANCE
Water Access Program for Remote Islands: Osmosun, a French company, utilizes solar energy as the primary resource for water desalination. Osmosun is collaborating with the Indonesian Defense University to implement a water access program for remote islands, areas with limited access to clean water, and communities facing challenges in obtaining fresh water sources in Indonesia.
BLUE WATER – SWEDEN
Enhancing Water Resilience in Disaster- Prone Regions: Bluewater, a Swedish company, offers emergency water solutions tailored for situations such as earthquakes, floods, fires, or life-threatening conflicts.
Bluewater has signed an MoU with the Indonesian Defense University to cooperate in improving access to clean water for Indonesian communities affected by disasters or conflicts. This solution enables emergency response teams to swiftly access pure water, even from highly polluted sources.
Technology From 7 Companies
1. OSMOSUM – FRANCE
Osmosun is a french based company specializing in innovative and sustainable water desalination technology, harnessing solar energy. Osmosun strives to provide efficient, environmentally friendly, and affordable clean water solutions to communities worldwide in need. Osmosun’s technology can be applied in various contexts, including areas that have difficulty accessing clean water supplies, remote islands, and to meet the water needs of communities without easy access to freshwater sources.
2. Gapura Liqua Solutions – Indonesia
Gapura Liqua Solutions is a company that provides a range of solutions and services in the field of water management. They focus on technology and innovation to address water- related challenges, including water purification, wastewater treatment, and other water- related services.
Water Purification: Gapura Liqua Solutions offers advanced water purification technology to ensure a supply of high-quality clean water. They develop efficient and environmentally friendly water purification solutions.
Wastewater Treatment: The company has technology for safe and efficient wastewater treatment. They assist industries and communities in managing waste sustainably.
3. IMHOTEP INDUSTRIES – AUSTRIA
Imhotep Industries is a company that focuses on the development of sustainable energy storage technology, particularly in the field of batteries and environmentally friendly energy storage solutions. They are committed to accelerating the transition to renewable energy use and reducing carbon impact.
The company is actively involved in various energy storage projects and aims to contribute to sustainability and wise resource utilization. One of their flagship products is the Mobile Water Giant PHANTOR, which creates a new category in air- to-water generation using high-performance technology. PHANTOR is designed for both stationary and semi-stationary use, unlike most conventional air-to-water generators. It is capable of producing up to 10,000 liters of drinking water from the air every day, making it one of the largest air-to-water generators available.
4. Yayasan Obor Tani – Indonesia
Obor Tani creates embung as a tool to collect rainwater. The water in embung then could be used for irrigation and other agricultural purposes. The embung creation also helps in overcoming the lack of water problem which usually happens in agriculture fields, specially in the dry season.
5. BLUEWATER – SWEDEN
Bluewater is a company that specializes in water technology and water purification.
Bluewater also has emergency water solutions designed specifically for emergency situations such as earthquakes, floods, fires, or life-threatening conflicts.
These solutions allow emergency response teams to quickly access pure and clean water, even from highly contaminated water sources.
Bluewater utilizes unique and patented third-generation reverse osmosis technology, manufactured in Sweden, to ensure that the produced water is free from nearly all water contaminants that are harmful to human health.
6. WILO Pumps – German
Wilo is an international German based company which focuses on innovative pump technology and systems. They provide products and solutions in many fields, including commercial development, residential, industries, also water and waste treatment.
7. VIA-MARINA – FRANCE
Via Marina is a company that develops an efficient and economical water transportation system.
They enable the transfer of water through flexible pipes with diameters of up to four meters that are laid on the seabed.
Water taken from river mouths or treated wastewater can be transported for hundreds of kilometers using the Submariver® system. This is a solution applicable in various coastal regions worldwide.
Panel Discussion I: Archipelagic Challenges – Policies & Technologies
Firdaus Ali, Expert Staff of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing for Water Resources & Indonesia Water Institute.
Anasya Arsita Laksmi, Civil Engineering Lecturer of Republic of Indonesia Defense University.
Yuni Supriyanto, the Director of Moya Tangerang and Makassar.
Vito Al Vandy Prabowo, Chief Representative Indonesia at Ellipse Projects.
Panel Discussion II: Sustainable Water Conservation and Management in the Urban Areas
Prof. Mochammed Ali Berawi, Deputy of Green and Digital Transformation at the Capital City Authority of Nusantara (IKN).
Arief Nasrudin, President Director of PAM JAYA.
Didier Perez, Founder and CEO PT. PIPA & official representative of Bluewater.
Karyanto Wibowo, Sustainable Development Director of Danone Indonesia.
Attendances & Media
This event was attended by more than 400 people from various private companies, media, and international or public institutions, such as Danone Indonesia, Moya Indonesia, Ellipse Projects Citramas Group, PAM JAYA, Gapura Liqua Solutions, French Embassy, University of Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University, Brawijaya University, Sinarmas Louis Dreyfus, Danareksa, Indonesia Water Institute, IDN Financials, BAPPENAS, CIFOR-ICRAF, Airbus, Cintsia, APAMSI, PERPAMSI, Indonesia Economic Forum, World Water Forum, Adikari Wisesa, PT. Witteveen Bos Indonesia and many more.
This event was covered by more than 50 media and attended by 60 various media, such as Indonesia Business Post, Kompas, Metro TV, Elshinta Radio, RRI, ANTARA, Republika, Katadata, Berita Satu, Jakarta Globe, IDN Financials, TIMES Indonesia, Kompas and many more. Some of the links:
Results of the event & Follow Up
OSMOSUN from FRANCE: Following up the MoU with the Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), Osmosun to develop and to advance water access in remote areas in Indonesia. By far, Osmosun has been already developing several projects in Indonesia such as access to water for 500 families in Komodo Island in Eastern Nusa Tenggara.
ELLIPSE PROJECTS from FRANCE: Following up the MoU with the Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), Ellipse projects will collaborate with the University to develop digital-based research relating to water security and resilience in Indonesia.
BLUE WATER from SWEDEN: Following up the MoU with the Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), Bluewater will collaborate further with the University of Defense and possibly, the Ministry of Defense, in providing clean water access in risk averse conflict, remote areas (such as Kepulauan Seribu) and other disaster prone areas.
VIA- MARINA from FRANCE: Via-Marina is expert in Submarine Rivers technology and infrastructure. They are yet to sign the MoU with the Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), but they are interested in collaborating with RIDU in the scope of submarine rivers. The frame of collaboration is yet to be defined.
IMHOTEP from FRANCE: Imhotep Industries is yet to sign the MoU with the Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), but they are interested in collaborating with RIDU by providing air-to-water technology. The frame of collaboration is yet to be defined.
WILO from GERMAN: Wilo is yet to sign the MoU with the Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), but they are interested in collaborating with RIDU by donating some water pumping machines for research and development.
DANONE/France-Indonesia: DANONE Indonesia is yet to sign the MoU with Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), but they are planning to assist the university in some research relating to the hydrology research and training at the university.
MOYA Indonesia: MOYA is yet to sign the MoU with the Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), but they are interested in collaborating further with the university. The champ of collaboration is yet to be defined.
GAPURA LIQUA SOLUTIONS (GLS) from Indonesia: GLS is yet to sign the MoU with Republic of Indonesia’s Defense University (RIDU), but they are planning to assist the university in some training and research in hydrology.