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Local water and soil conservation .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
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  • Location: Bogor, Indonesia
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  • By: Indonesia
  • Type: Local
  • Source: The ICLEI Case Study series
  • Year: 2004
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Local water and soil conservation
Limited water access and polluted rivers make it more difficult for Bogor municipality, a growing and dynamic city, to address the issue of water conservation. In 2004 Bogor municipality began to undertake a number of initiatives to strengthen its water and land conservation.

Due to the strategic location of Bogor, it is one of the fastest growing urban municipalities in Indonesia. Large parts of land are quickly converted to residential, industrial and public areas. But the speed of this growth challenges the city's ability to provide for the increasing demand of water. Bogor municipality's experience in managing water and soil conservation
highlights that a balance between sustainable resource management and human demand for resources is needed. Innovative approaches needed to be identified, for example conservation of sufficient water supplies while also providing public
access. To date, a thousand groundwater recharge wells have been constructed.

In 2007, the government implemented a joint partnership with local communities
to build 1,000 bio-pores and 21 spring water protectors. Though still in small
scale, these undertakings contribute to the regeneration process of ecosystem
services. In the long run, water and soil biodiversity will be better conserved to
meet people's needs for generations to come.