Water quality in the Upper Citarum River Basin: towards a better understanding of a heavily polluted catchment

  • Kees van Ginkel ScienceWorks, Student Research Conference 2016

Abstract

The Upper Citarum River Basin is a heavily polluted catchment on West Java, Indonesia. Policy makers and scientist show increasing interest for the issue, but there is no recent scientific study that gives an overview of the current state of the river basin. In this paper, the six drivers of the water quality problem are described by system analysis, tracing them back to weak social and governmental institutions. Stakeholder analysis reveals a strong mismatch between responsibilities, authorities and resources among monitoring stakeholders. Data analysis shows that the industry is the largest polluter of the basin, followed by pollutants from domestic origin.
How to Cite
VAN GINKEL, Kees. Water quality in the Upper Citarum River Basin: towards a better understanding of a heavily polluted catchment. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 2, dec. 2016. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/1469>. Date accessed: 16 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v2.1469.
Published
2016-12-08