We need it - We use it - We benefit from it - We must protect it.
We are using this section to keep you updated about our general progress from the most recent to the beginning and program's first step as you stroll down this page. Kindly bear in mind that until we reach our initial funding goal, we don't yet have a full-time staff to keep you each individually updated and that if we don't post on a regular basis it doesn't mean that we are not working!
For the media coverage please see below a list of publications mentioning the program. Our program donors and moral supporters are listed at the end of this page.
Thank you so much for being part of this important journey for Bali's long-term freshwater resilience!
. In a Snapshot - Bali Water Crisis on YouTube - Understand BWP in 2mins! - Sponsored by 42Gurus.com:
. Short Film about Bali Water Crisis - What it means for Bali's future! (6mins):
. 16th August 2016: IDEP newsletter featuring "Bali Water Protection: Pioneer CSR Program, A Business Responsibility" IDEP has recently launched its BWP Pioneers Corporate Social Responsibility offer aiming to finance the Bali Water Protection program and save Bali's freshwater. Pioneers sponsors have the chance to show business leadership in protecting the most valuable resource on Earth: water. As a pioneer, seed supporter of the high profile BWP program, the company will be showcased throughout program roll out across IDEP Foundation’s networks. "iwantmyname" and "Bali Buda" have already signed up, and we hope that many others will help us to restore and protect our precious freshwater.
. 4th August 2016: Sustainable Tourism: big donation from an organizer of Yoga retreat in Bali! We just received a donation of USD 1500 from Vitality Moves whose guests for the yoga retreat raised funds save Bali's freshwater. "Each student on this retreat has to raise money to give back to the community we visit. I will be encouraging visitors form my community in Bali to think about contributing to the water and environment issues while they visit" (Michelle Redman)
. 7 July 2016: thanks to the support of one of our donors, we have hired a full-time communication and fundraising officer who is about to launch the communication campaign around our crowdfunding platform (https://fundrazr.com/5zytb). Without any proper communication campaign around the program, we are closed to having reached 2% of our funding goal of 845,000 US$ and invite you to help us see this important program get implemented.
. 28th June 2016: Sustainable Tourism: the future we want to save Bali's freshwater Bali's future change-makers have announced the future they want for Bali is "sustainable tourism". The question is "how will Bali achieve sustainability goals with a business-as-usual approach?
. BWP Youtube channel launch so that you may consult various techniques about groundwater recharge through rainwater-gravity-fed open wells: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMd6FJ_6DmFOLhqCf9mb50w. The wells we'll be designing with the university Politechnic Negeri Bali are based on the same principles but will have some modifications such as building filters outside of the well space for instance - and not inside or around as you will see in numerous cases - in order to facilitate long-term maintenance and easy access.
. 5 June 2015 - ongoing: BWP received the official support and endorsement by the Governor of Bali and the follow-up endorsements since from all related key environmental public agencies for the implementation of our program (PDAM, BLH, BAPPEDA, PU, ESDM, etc), thanks to and through our partners university Polytechnic Negeri Bali. Some new well building programs are coming to light, This is fantastic news and a great and fundamental step forward as an important yet invisible part of our program is to ensure that rainwater recharge wells will increasingly be an integral part of all upcoming good-practice water management policy and governance. The urgency remains though as it is no longer 60%+ of freshwater reserve gone as indicated by our research in 2012-2013 but 75-80% according to a latest meeting organized by the Indonesian Association of Geologists (IAGI) last 25 April 2015.
. 28 April 2015: Official launch of our program through a press conference on 28 April 2015 - attended much beyond our expectations of which you will find some reports here below. Thank you to these journalists for coming so numerous!
. November 2014 - June 2015: Establishment and confirmation of partnerships and program parameters, budgets finalisations, communication material output
. January 2013 - June 2014: Program elaboration and partnership development
. November 2012: first meetings and discussions between IDEP and PNB
. We are now making available some posters if you wish to become program associates and invite publicly your clients to contribute to the program (A0 and below format).
An immense thank you to the following persons and companies for actually investing in such an important issue and in us, we are grateful and you have made it possible to come thus far. Michelle Redman & VitalityMoves (http://vitalitymoves.com.au/), Rosita Elisabeth, Elise Renard, Thomas Wright, Sophie Bowden, Taman Mahatma Gandhi School, Andrea phillips, Brenda Ritchmond (http://www.balibuda.com), Paul Spence (http://www.iwantmyname.com), Frank Beurskens (http://www.malaspirit.nl), Peter Wall (http://www.hubud.org), Djahil Zouaoui & Philippe Jean-Marie Humeau (http://drone-caraibes.com), Vanessa Cattin, Inka Salmirinne, Maitri Fischer, Yosephine Rembulan, Karen Dawborn, Mary Farrow, Andrea Callaghan, Ulla Zumbuehl, Bas Brummans, Michel Madi, Karen Dawborn, Mark Donovan (http://wooden-ships.com), Emily Nature, Brigitte Feaster, Rainer Metzler (Kebun Organik), Michael Burke, Keith Mander (http://www.keithmander.com), Melissa Baker (http://www.kinesiology-brisbane.com.au), Cara Lloyd, Tania Fuller, Jason Bromberg, Digital Pollinators (http://www.digitalpollinators.com), Amy Caplan, Ulla Zumbuehl, Phyllis Kaplan, Jimmy-John Goor, Sam Deslande, Ivan Ingletto (http://www.creativelizart.com), 42 Gurus (http://www.42gurus.com), Sosmed Ninja (http://www.sosmed.ninja), Jana Johnson (http://www.janajohnsonhealingworks.com), Claude Saint-Brice (http://www.claude-saint-brice.fr), Sophie Gauroy, Rendez-vous Doux Ubud (https://fr-fr.facebook.com/pages/RENDEZ-VOUS-DOUX/274409702603218), Bali Advertiser (http://baliadvertiser.biz), P.T Bali Radar Property (http://baliradar.com), gratefulness to Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Subramaniam) and his manager Mr Nitesh Jain for allowing us to use the beautiful music accompanying our crowdfunding film (Mr Subramaniam is one of India's foremost violinist, composer and conductor), Ida Bagus Putra Australiana, Ida Ayu Tirtawati, Ida Bagus Jayandara Putra, Ida Bagus Made Suwastika, Ni Made Kasmiati, Ida Ayu Putu Mega Sukma, Ida Bagus Ari Prana Cita, Ida Ayu Nyoman Maharani , Ida Bagus Suria Laksana, I Wayan Miastra, Ni Made Sri Lestari, Ni Putu Mayra Miastra, Ni Kadek Mila Kiranam, Ida Bagus Putu Agung, Ni Nyoman Tri Anggraeni (Bj Medahan), Ida Ayu Putu Raras Camani (Bj Medahan), Ida Bagus Made Tahta Nayaka (Bj Medahan), Ida Bagus Nyoman Prabhu Kayana (Bj Medahan), I Ketut Wita Ari Adnyana, Anak Agung Ngurah Alit Yuda , I Made Suyastra Mega (Bj Medahan), I Made Yukik, I Ketut Suardika, Ibu Putu Arim P. (Bj Medahan), I Gede Rusadi Nata (Bj Medahan), I Wayan Vera Ardinata (Bj Medahan), I Ketut Martono, SE (Bj Medahan), I Wayan Sudiartha (Bj Medahan), Ida Ayu Ngr Wahgu Palgura (Blabatuh), Cok Putri Dwitayanti (Blega), Dewa Ayu Mellyananda S. (Batuan Kaler), Ida Gusti Agung Ay Prami P. S (BTN Tedung), Haris Wirayuda (Pejeng), Ida Gusti Ngr Ag Girindra K. (Saba), Ida Gusti Ay Ag Ratih D. P. (Wanayu), Ida Gusti Ayu Windy D. A. (Bj. Buruan), Ida Gusti Ngr Kaler (Bj. Buruan), Gusti Ngr Ketut Alfardi P. (Bedulu), Ida Kadek Guntur Cahya K. (Bj. Buruan), Ida Komang Kariana (Bj. Buruan), Ida Made Esa Anggayana (Bande) , Ida Putu Adi Pramana P. (Bitra), Ida Putu Bagus Yudha P. (Kemenuh), Ida Putu Raulana (Getas), Ida Bagus Putra Mahayasa (Tegalinggan), Ida Ayu Made Anggun Pratiwi (Keramas), Ida Bagus Dwiwapayana M. (Celuk), Ida Kadek Andi Murdana (Bedulu), Ni Kadek Purnamawati (Bon Biu), Ni Kadek Sintya Dewi (Bande), Ni Ketut Indri Dharma P. (Gianyar), Ni Luh Made erma Rasinta (Marga Senkale), Ni Made Asti Putri (Bitra), Ni Putu Cintya Maharani (Blabatuh), Ni Putu Febi Pebrina (Bedulu), Ni Putu Ikka Putri (Bitra), Ni Wayan Asriani (Kemenuh), Putu Tania Dwiyanti (Prangsada), Sang Ayu Ketut Wisuda N. (Blabatuh), Ketu Wita Ariadnyana, Ni Wayan Kanyati, Ni Made Sri Rayanti, I Putu Jaya Putra (Bj Madangan), Made Darmayasa (Bj Madangan), Ketut Suda (Bj Madangan), Kadek Ran Sarini (Bj Madangan), Ni Ketut Wardani (Bj Madangan), Putu Mikor Puspayanti (Bj Madangan), Ni Wayan Ari (Bjr. Antugan), I Ketut Sadia (Bjr. Antugan), I Wayan Brata (Bjr. Antugan), I Nyoman Sukra (Bjr. Antugan), I Made Mura (Bjr. Antugan), I Nyoman Rica (Bjr. Antugan), Ni Kd Ekawati, Ni Nyoman Sudani (Bjr. Antugan), Ni Ketut Wati (Bjr. Antugan), Ni Wayan Sribek (Bjr. Antugan), I Wayan Sabar (Bj. Buruan), Ni Wayan Sanitiasih (Bj. Bangunliman), I Made Suardana (Bj. Bangunliman), I Ketut Arra (Bj. Bangunliman), I Wayan Silaniana (Bj. Bangunliman), Ni Wayan Wardani, Ni Made Arini (Bjr. Tengkulak), I Nyoman Rapi (Bjr. Tengkulak), I Nyoman Janin, Ni Komang Surani, Ni Nyoman Jogi (Bj. Bangunliman), I Wayan Gemara Yaga (Bj. Bangunliman), I Ketut Lasia, Ni Made Nengah Srini.