From Climatescan to BrantaSae; a Water Quality Database with its Activities
During the Orange Talk series #4 by Nuffic Neso on March 26, 2021, we discussed the importance of strengthening global partnerships (SDG 17) and finding a way to move forward. Afterwards in a workshop on SDGs – Technological Approach for Sustainable Development in Indonesia – partially by Nuffic Neso on November 20, 2021, we explored how to use technology to improve the standard of living of the communities. As a specific tool for an intervention, we used Climatescan.org; an online platform for international knowledge exchange by mapping various climate adaptation measures (biggest database on climate adaptation locations in the world with over 8500 entrees by over 1500 registered users). We then tried to convert Climatescan into a local water quality database hosted by an Indonesian research/education institution.
This ongoing technological transfer effort has been made in cooperation with Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, Delft University of Technology, and Brawijaya University. Putting water quality into digital data is our approach to start improving water quality management. One needs to see and understand the water quality data, what that mean and search for available solutions locally. By involving communities in the Brantas basin and students from universities on East Java, especially Brawijaya University, we collected and uploaded water quality data, including showing activities related to the cause and effect of water quality. In this WINNER workshop we provide an up-to-date climatescan.org state of the art and the new implementation of BrantaSae water quality database and invite people to contribute to it.