Friday (09-09), the Department of Politics and Government (DPP) UGM held a Public Lecture on Politics of Clean Water Empowerment. This discussion was held in Hybrid at Big Data Lab, BA 401 Fisipol UGM Room and via zoom meeting and broadcast live from the Youtube channel of DPP FISIPOL UGM for participants who attended online. With Dr. Amalinda Savirani (Lecturer at the Department of Politics and Government at UGM) as the Speaker and Dias Prasongko (Researcher at the Research Center for Politics and Government UGM) as moderator they delved deeper on the interesting discussion regarding how the scarcity of clean water as a material can affect the citizenship status.
The discussion on water empowerment is definitely not far from discussing events in rural or urban areas. Dr. Amalinda Savirani also explained why many previous studies tend to focused on urban areas rather than rural areas, she said that in cities access to clean water is important to cover many sectors, such as in the household sector, industry sectors and other sectors. It is predicted that the demand for clean water in the city will increase every year because of these needs, but at the rural level the prediction will actually decrease each year. Dr. Amalinda Savirani explained that this was due to urbanization, reduced agricultural land, lack of interest for young people to become farmers and many other factors.
Considering that clean water is also a global issue in SDG point 6, but not all citizens can access clean water, it is one of the important factors discussed in this discussion. To take part in the Public Lecture agenda “Clean Water Empowerment Politics”, Viewing Community Participation in the Full Citizenship Framework via the DPP UGM Youtube channel or click here.