Center for River Basin Organizations and Management


Leadership for IWRM workshop: 'Preparing our river basins for the future'

Solo, 5-6 April 2011

The workshop addressed organizational and personal leadership in support of good basin-level governance. It was organized by CRBOM in collaboration with ADB, NARBO, and PJT1. The 62 participants represented 27 Indonesian RBOs, and ADB, Deltares and Jica.

The workshop was opened by dr. Ir. Djaya Murni, Director of Water Resources Management, on behalf of the Director General of Water Resources. The first session provided concepts and suggestions on improved leadership, presented by Wouter Lincklaen Arriƫns (ADB); and observations on basin-level management by Hisaya Sawano (Jica) and Aart van Nes (Deltares). The programme included presentations about basin-level governance and leadership in general; specific examples from Japan, Korea and Singapore; and many examples from Indonesian river basins. Between them, the presentations and the related discussions covered leadership in support of IWRM implementation; response to new challenges and opportunities; dialogue and collaboration; and RBO performance.

One session was hosted by Balai Besar Bengawan Solo (BBWS-BS), where the participants learned about management of water-sharing and development planning, and the successful operation of the TKPSDA (Bengawan Solo Water Council).

The participants were informed about the support available from NARBO; the Dissemination Unit for Water Resources Management and Technology (DUWRMT); and CRBOM.

A concluding plenary session made observations on challenges and options related to organizational and personal leadership. The participants strongly recommended that good leadership be promoted and that leadership training be routinely provided in different ways on a continuous basis, both at junior, mid-career and senior level.


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