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19 / 08 / 2017
11:28 am

Denpasar

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Villages must be empowered to protect water resources

Local villages and traditional institutions must be empowered to protect their natural water resources to tackle the island’s impending water crisis.

The role of villages and traditional institutions, particularly the traditional farming and irrigation association Subak, was critical because the structure of the local government was still in a state of disorientation in dealing with pressing environmental issues. The Bali administration issued a bylaw on zoning and spatial arrangement that offered stronger protection of the island’s environment. However, the bylaw so far has failed to create real change due to its unanimous rejection by the island’s regents and mayors, who said that the bylaw would cut the flow of tourism investment.