Factors influencing the sustainability of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in rural Indonesia: lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities

Unsustain water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services is still a challenge in many rural areas in Indonesia. This affects the achievement of the Sustainable development goal 6 in Indonesia. Moreover, there is increasing recognition of the complexity behind the sustainability WASH services in developing countries. That is mainly due to many factors at play and they are often interconnected to each other.

The Dutch Water Alliance (DWA) introduced five principles of sustainability: Financial, Institutional, Environment, Technical and Social (FIETS). It is believed that the WASH services will sustain if these five principles are taken into account in all WASH projects and services.

This session aims to explore the interconnection between those five principles, i.e., how those factors influence each other and identify the most critical factor, i.e., which factor heavily influences others and needs special focus.

Following discussion, all participants will present knowledge gaps in the WASH implementation in Indonesia. This could guide future WASH-related research in Indonesia. We invite WASH field practitioners, Dutch NGOs and private companies, local institutions, national government agencies, and researchers who have been involved in various water and collaborative sanitation projects.

Eddy Setiadi Soedjono

Ir. Eddy Setiadi Soedjono Dipl.SE.M.Sc, Ph.D is the head of the research centre of Water and Sanitation in Tropical Area (CWASTA) in the Department of Environmental Engineering of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning of ITS, Surabaya. His research is mainly dealing with domestic wastewater using appropriate technology for low-income communities. Working in the field Read more…

    Lieselotte Heederik

    Lieselotte is a founder of NAZAVA, a private company based in Bandung, Indonesia. They have developed and promoted water filter for household use since 2009. Their products are also exported to other countries in Asia and Africa and provide health benefits to more than 400,000 people. NAZAVA won some prestigious awards, such as the National Read more…

      Paul van Essen

      Paul van Essen is a program manager of SIMAVI in Indonesia. He has more than ten years of experience in the international water sector in Asia, Africa, and South America. He mainly focuses on capacity building and intercultural exchange in the water sector. He is now responsible for the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene in Eastern Read more…

        Dhanang Tri Wuriyandoko

        Dhanang Tri Wuriyandoko is a deputy team leader of an Urban Sanitation Development Program (USDP), Royal HaskoningDHV, which is funded by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The project supports the national government to increase sanitation access in more than 400 cities in Indonesia. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Read more…


          Daniel is a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology. He conducts fieldwork in rural areas in the eastern part of Indonesia in 2016-2020. His research topics are the WASH-related behaviors, the sustainability of WASH services, and drinking water quality at the household level.

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            • Start Date
              Wednesday 25, 2020 5:00 PM
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              Wednesday 25, 2020 6:00 PM
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