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Application of west java water sustainability index to three water catchments in west java, Indonesia

Author:
Juwana, I., Muttil, N., Perera, B.J.C.
Source:
Ecological indicators 2016 v.70 pp. 401-408
ISSN:
1470-160X
Subject:
education, poverty, water resources, watersheds, Indonesia
Abstract:
This study presents a comparative application of the West Java Water Sustainability Index to Citarum, Ciliwung and Citanduy catchments in West Java, Indonesia. A two-fold comparison is presented, firstly, that of the overall condition of water resources using the final index value and secondly, that of specific water sustainability issues using the comparison of the sub-index values of the indicators. The overall comparison ranks the condition of water resources of Citanduy catchment is slightly better, whereas sub-index values of Education, Health Impact, Water Demand, and Poverty show important differences among catchments. Based on the performance of the catchments identified in this study, priority of actions has been recommended to the authorities.
Agid:
5247260