Figure 1. Utia Suarma as one of the representative PolyUrbanWaters team Indonesia from the Faculty of Geography UGM present the case study of Sariharjo Village.
The PolyUrbanWaters project (www.polyurbanwaters.org) aims to generate scientific knowledge and develop practical tools that will enable rapidly growing urban areas in Southeast Asia to implement polycentric approaches to urban development and integrated, multi-sectoral water management. PolyUrbanWaters is a research and project network funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that consists of academic institutions, municipalities, local and national government agencies, civil society and private-sector stakeholders from Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Germany.
The Indonesian Team consist of Faculty of Geography UGM, Department of Architecture and Planning (Faculty of Engineering UGM), Kota Kita, AKSANSI, Head of Sariharjo Village, and BAPPEDA of Sleman Regency.
The overall project objective for the overall phase of the project (201 9-2025) is defined as Polycentric approaches to urban development and integrated urban water management improve resilience, sanitation, inclusion, and attractiveness of urban areas in Southeast Asia, contributing to meeting national / global sustainability agendas. PolyUrbanWaters team Indonesia present the case study of Sariharjo Village regarding the transformation from village to urban area and how to manage urban growth and water challenges in a dynamically developing metropolitan area.
Figure 2. PolyUrbanWaters team Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Germany during the symposium.
The symposium conducted in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 14 – 1 7 March 2023 is aimed to present and discuss crucial results of Baseline Assessments and strategic options for water sensitive development of partner cities, frame these results in the context of relevant experiences and good practices elaborated in South-East Asia and in Germany/Europe, foster a region wide policy-academic dialogue between decision makers on national and local government level, community leaders, civil society organizations and academia, as well as shape processes that can support partner cities to shape and implement models of water sensitive urban development. (UKLN)