Subak Landscape

SE37 (Wednesday) - Promoting the Values of the Subak System for Sustainable Water and Heritage Management

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Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (Room: Kintamani 2)

Official 10th World Water Forum Side Event

Venue: Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (Room: Kintamani 2)

Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Register for the Afternoon Program 16:40 - 18:10 (WITA)

This session is a follow-up of and reporting-back from an off-site event that will take place at Udayana University on Monday 20th May 2024. The off-site program includes more extensive presentations, discussions, visits to Subak sites and workshops.

This reporting out special session starts by summarizing the concepts, activities and impressions of the “value case methodology” used to study two Subak sites visited. It presents the insights on what elements of the Subak tradition can be reactivated for sustainable water and heritage management and safekeeping. The session continues with statements from government, NGOs, academics, and other stakeholders on their roles in upholding the relevance of water heritage, the Subak system and its values — past, present and future. This will be presented from local to technical perspectives including from people whose livelihood depend on the Subak system. The first part ends with the opportunity of increasing water awareness through museums, particularly the Mandala Matika Subak Museum.

The next part opens up with an introduction to the commitments launched for the Water Action Agenda to open the floor for the presentation of commitments drafted with the partners and attendees of the off-site event aimed at tackling the challenges and leveraging the Subak system. 

The conclusion captures the outcomes of the session, aimed at refining the commitments together with the audience for implementation and exploring future engagements. We have argued that the value case methodology can be applied in a concrete setting and can be executed in multiple diverse contexts. 

The side event is open to everyone. It invites diverse stakeholders: researchers, water engineers and scientists, activists, water managers, heritage experts, traditional/community leaders and knowledge holders, local and environmental organizations (e.g., RBOs, NGOs etc.), funders/donors, and policymakers with interests in engaging actors across different sectors who support the preservation and integration of traditional water systems to co-create context-sensitive water solutions able to target multi-scalar issues for the future.

 


Proposed program

16:40-16:45 Welcome by host and organizers

Prof Dr Ing Carola Hein/ Ms Carlien Donkor/ Mr Matteo D’Agostino (TU Delft, UNESCO Chair Water Ports and Historic Cities), Ms Julia Sumarthinningrum Dahlan (TU Delft)

16:45 - 17:15 Part I: Takeaways from the “Promoting the Values of the Subak System” event on Monday 20th May

  • Dr Ismail Widadi, ST, MSc (Director of Irrigation and Swamp, Ministry of Public Work and Housing of Indonesia)
  • I Wayan Budiyasa, ST, MEng and Nur Aini Iswati Hasanah (Bali-Penida River Basin Organization, Directorate General of Water Resources, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia)
  • Prof Erik de Maaker (Leiden University)
  • Ms Sabrina Farah Salsabilla (Reservoair)
  • Mr Eriberto Eulisse (Global Network of Water Museums)
  • Prof Eddy Moors (IHE-Delft)
  • Mr Jason Wilson (Yuwaalaraay Euahlayi Nation/The Australian National University)
  • Local Voices via films (1-2min videos)
    • Dr Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh (Bali Kuna Santi Foundation/ Indonesian Heritage Trust)
    • Mr Ketut Artha (Head of Subak Selat)
    • Dr I Made Sarjana, SP, MSc (Udayana University)
    • Dr Ir Widiatsu, MT (IARKI/Udayana University)
    • Dr Miktha Farid Alkadri, SArs, MArs (University of Indonesia)
    • Ms Juniantari (Bale Bengong)

17:15 - 17:25 Reflections, Q&A with audience

Dr Evi Anggraheni (University of Indonesia)

17:25 - 17:25 Introduce Commitments

Ms Carlien Donkor/ Mr Matteo D’Agostino(TU Delft, UNESCO Chair Water Ports and Historic Cities), Ms Julia Sumarthinningrum Dahlan (TU Delft)

17:30 - 17:50 Part II: Toward commitments from academic, professional, international, local, water, governance, culture/heritage actors

  • Dr Ismail Widadi, ST, MSc (Director of Irrigation and Swamp, Ministry of Public Work and Housing of Indonesia)
  • I Wayan Budiyasa, ST, MEng and Nur Aini Iswati Hasanah (Bali-Penida River Basin Organization, Directorate General of Water Resources, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia)
  • Ms Sabrina Farah Salsabilla (Reservoair)
  • Mr Eriberto Eulisse (Global Network of Water Museums)
  • Prof Eddy Moors (IHE-Delft)

17:50 - 18:05 Part III: Call for Action and Q&A

Audience

18:05 - 18:10 Closing statements and Future steps

Prof Dr Ing Carola Hein (TU Delft, UNESCO Chair Water Ports and Historic Cities)