Water Utility Improvement Program: Indonesia

 The Australian Water Association in partnership with the Peak Water Supply Association of Indonesia (PERPAMSI) and with the support of the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is undertaking a Water Utility Improvement Program between three Australian utilities and three Indonesian Water Utilities (PDAMs).

The program supports the Government of Australia’s New Aid Policy (New Aid Paradigm) launched in mid-2014, which references water as a priority. The program will take forward key water reform objectives of the Indonesian Government in its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal aimed at universal access to safe and clean water by offering Australian expertise in delivering safe and reliable potable water, wastewater and drainage services to water professionals in Indonesia.  

The program will commence in March 2019 and will run for an initial period of 20 months with each utility pair identifying areas to share knowledge and build capacity in over this time.

The program offers a range of benefits to participating Australian utilities including:

  • Unique staff development opportunities to gain international experience
  • Achievement of corporate Sustainable Development Goals
  • National and international networking to identify new efficiencies and technological opportunities
  • Raising the profile of Australian water utilities and the Australian water sector

Areas of interest for utilities and PDAMs to exchange knowledge on include:

  • Asset management
  • Water quality
  • SCADA systems
  • Financial management
  • Human Resources

Criteria required for expressions of interest include:

  • Service coverage of utility
  • Size of water utility
  • Size of water utility
  • Service type
  • Areas of technical strength
  • International experience
  • Non-revenue water %

Following all expressions of interest being received, the AWA, PERPAMSI and AWP will undertake a matching process aimed at ensuring the needs of both the Australian utility and Indonesian PDAM are strongly aligned. The three Australian utilities will be notified by 8 February and will then be invited to participate in a diagnostic visit to the location of the chosen PDAM in March 2019. Following this visit, an action plan between both utilities will be developed and agreed to prior to commencing the program in May 2019.

To express your interest in this program please download and complete the below nomination document and return to rgoedecke@awa.asn.au by January 25.

Relevant documents:

  1. Indonesia-Australia Water Utility Improvement Program Overview
  2. WUIP Expression of Interest Form