IWSN 2023/2024: Outlook and New Management

16 March 2023

The IWSN Network successfully held a meeting in March 2023 to determine the form and management of the IWSN Network for 2023. Several institutions and organizations attended the online meeting, including the National Water Resources Council (DSDAN), Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Perum Jasa Tirta 1 Malang, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Indonesia, Indonesian Conservation Foundation, Center for Regulation, Policy and Management (CRPG), and Water Stewardship Indonesia (WSI).

The members agreed that the current institutional form preferred choice is Staged - Legal Identity, in which this institutional form is the initial form with a full organizational management structure until the organization is truly independent, with the ultimate goal of forming a legal identity in the form of a registered and legally valid association.

The agreed management structured management of IWSN is as the following:

  • Dr. rer. nat. Ir. Heru Hendrayana, IPU, as Chair of the Advisory Board or Chair of the Advisory Panel. Lecturer/Senior Researcher in the Field of Groundwater Resources the Faculty of Engineering – Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta.
  • Mohamad Mova Al'Afghani, SH, LL.M.Eur, Ph.D., as Chairman of the Supervisory Board or Chair of the Supervisory Committee. Director of the Center for Regulations Policy and Governance (CRPG).
  • Fany Wedahuditama as Chairman of the Board or Chair of the Steering Committee. Regional Coordinator at Global Water Partnership (GWP) SEA and Executive Director at Water Stewardship Indonesia (WSI).
IWSN March 2023 Meeting

Based on these decisions above, the new management will first hold its internal meeting in April to determine the IWSN Action Plan for 2023/2024. Furthermore, IWSN management will need to develop strategies and management plans to achieve IWSN goals and objectives.

It is expected that IWSN will soon hold its first public event to facilitate the adoption and implementation of sustainable fair and resilience water stewardship principles in Indonesia as well as the official launch of IWSN. The official launch of the IWSN Network is expected to encourage many parties and other stakeholders to join the network.

For further information, please contact Mr Catur Adi Nugroho: catur@ws-indonesia.org