BTHF ITB Water Webinar and Competition

5 Nov - 3 Dec 2020


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BTHF is a foundation that has the objective to improve education and research at ITB. In doing so, BTHF stimulates Dutch institutes and companies active in Indonesia to support above objective and thus to improve the relation and scientific cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands.

BTHF ITB Water Competition 2020: Innovative solutions for the Citarum and other river systems in Indonesia


The Citarum and many other rivers in Indonesia are under stress because of pollution and flooding issues. Innovative solutions are needed to improve the conditions of the rivers and restore the socio-economic services the rivers can provide. Solutions can aim to prevent the problems and/or to deal with the new situation. Interventions can be technical, managerial, legal, institutional, ecological and economic. Students are invited to present their ideas for cleaning up the river and to prevent the negative impacts of flooding. Prizes will be awarded for the top three submitted plans.

1st prize : Rp 10.000.000,-
2nd prize : Rp 7.000.000,-
3rd prize : Rp 5.000.000,-

Registration is closed


Citarum Water Competition




All times are in UTC +07

Thu, November 5

  • 15:30 - 15:45
    Opening Statements Label Opening
    Description Opening speech from BHTF, ITB, and Ministry of Public Work and Housing Speakers
    • Professor Eelco van Beek
    • Ir Bob Arthur Lombogia
    • Professor Muhammad Syahril Badri Kusuma
    • Dr R. Sugeng Joko Sarwono
  • 15:45 - 16:00
    Introducing Citarum, problems and on-going activities Label Citarum River
    Description Citarum River: Introduction, problems, water disaster solutions and on-going activities Speakers
    • Hadi Kardhana
  • 16:00 - 16:15
    New approaches to flood management Label Flood Management
    Description Introducing several approaches to flood management and what new methods are being developed nowadays in the worldwide. Speakers
    • Professor Matthijs Kok
  • 16:15 - 16:30
    Water Quality Model as The New Approach to Assist Water Quality Management Tools Label Water Quality Management
    Description Water quality: Terminology, the importances, actual conditions, and the new approaches to assist water quality management Speakers
    • Ira Wardani
  • 16:30 - 16:45
    Knowledge quiz on Citarum Label Quiz
    Description Knowledge quiz on Citarum: How well do you know the basin? Speakers
    • Tiaravanni Hermawan
  • 16:45 - 17:00
    Kick-off of competition Label Competition
    Description The information about the 2020 water competition, Q&A, and kick-off competition Speakers
    • Koos Wieriks

All times are in UTC +07

  • 15:30 - 15:45 Watch here Opening Statements Opening
  • 15:45 - 16:00 Watch here Introducing Citarum, problems and on-going activities Citarum River
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Watch here New approaches to flood management Flood Management
  • 16:15 - 16:30 Watch here Water Quality Model as The New Approach to Assist Water Quality Management Tools Water Quality Management
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Watch here Knowledge quiz on Citarum Quiz
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Watch here Kick-off of competition Competition

Contact us

Liaison with ITB
Mr Dr Joko Sarwono, ITB, Bandung

BTHF Management Board
Chairman : Prof. E. van Beek, Deltares
Secretary : Mr. F.J.H. Dirks (email :

Prof. M. Kok, TU Delft
Mr. P. Letitre, Deltares
Mr. J. Luijendijk, IHE Delft
Mr S.J. Maathuis, TU Twente
Mr K.Wieriks, Gov. of the Netherlands