Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember https://www.its.ac.id Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:41:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 The Protector of Marine from ITS https://www.its.ac.id/5738-2/ https://www.its.ac.id/5738-2/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:39:12 +0000 https://www.its.ac.id/?p=5738 More than half a century Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember  (ITS) has dedicated itself to national education. Innumerable intellectuals of the nation are born from ITS and contribute to the nation. One of them is Prof. Ir Widi Agoes Pratikto MSc PhD who has been active in the international maritime world. One of his great contribution to international […]

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More than half a century Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember  (ITS) has dedicated itself to national education. Innumerable intellectuals of the nation are born from ITS and contribute to the nation. One of them is Prof. Ir Widi Agoes Pratikto MSc PhD who has been active in the international maritime world.

One of his great contribution to international maritime world is when he served as Executive Director of Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF). The Coral Triangle is a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean icluding waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands. Its named after its staggering number of corals (nearly 600 different species of reef-building corals alone), the region nurtures six of the world’s seven marine turtle species and more than 2000 species of reef fish.

His journey in international maritime world start in ITS as a student in Faculty of Marine Technology. In 1979, because of his academic achievement, he was awarded as ITS Model Student. After graduation, Widi decided that he want to pursue career as lecturer in ITS.

His choice to become a lecturer demands Widi to further adding his knowledge. Consequently, the Master and Doctorate degrees also successfully achieved in 1983 and 1992 in the United States. And winning twice predicate lecturer model in this FTK give him a degree Professor in Coastal Engginering in 1999.

Then, in 2002 his journey as a government bureaucrat started. “At that time Mr. Rohmin Dahuri (Former Minister of Marine, red) asked me to join the Department of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (DKP) as the Director General of Coastal and Small Islands (P3K),” he said.

Armed with the sincere intention to contribute to the country, he too accept the offer. His first day in government is a challenge. This is because of the condition of the coast and thousands of small islands in Indonesia are still a concern. “Infrastructure and transportation were extremely limited, especially when compared with the land area. In terms of community economy the coast is also left behind, “explained Widi who is also the author of the book Sell ​​these Coasts and Small Islands.

Widi understand that only hard work is can improve that situation. And the first thing he did was instilling motivation and dedication to all employees. “We often spend time to discuss and organize development in coastal areas and small islands, “said the father of three children.

However, now the hard work is beginning to show results. “The coastal economy and small islands are now beginning to raise. “It was the result of several packaged programs, such as the economic empowerment programs of coastal communities that provide strengthening of venture capital.

Even greater, that is to become Secretariate General of the Department Marine and Fisheries, he officially took office as of 5 September 2006. This makes it a Decision Support System
has a wider scope of authority.

He is now also beginning to address the issue of structuring development planning marine and fisheries, development budgeting, development inter-institutional and international cooperation, information and issues public relations, the implementation of fish quarantine action, arrangement staffing, organizational and legal arrangements to the problems such as the provision of DKP office buildings and administrative affairs others.

“Initially it was hard to accept this mandate, let alone during this scope my work is only a technical matter, not an administrative one, “he explained.

However, this trust was finally he also received, with a big principle that the arrangement and revamping of DKP infrastructure is free of CCN and budget planning and international cooperation should go further good.

To be a trustee as a lecturer at ITS, Widi who also served as secretary of Marine Engineering Studies Program. For him, the world of education has become a big part of his life. He still allocates his time to teach at ITS.

“My academic activities make a boost in the execution duty as Secretary General of DKP, so Insha Allah mandate as Secretary-General DKP and faculty at ITS can I live with everything
sincerity and sincerity, “said Widi.


Widi: Marine Research Needs to be Improved

The Indonesian sea Widi is indeed a priceless treasure belongs to this nation. “About three-quarters of the country are oceans so it should be the sea should be the direction of development paradigm national, “he said enthusiastically. He believes the sea can be managed on a regular basis seriously then Indonesia can move from all the problems.

Expectations are not excessive. About 2000 species of fish are on Indonesia. Moreover, the source of oil and gas in the sea and richness in mangroves and seagrass beds also become one of the advantages of the state in. For it, Widi invites all academics to start to enhance research in the marine field.

Research in this field is like planning a fishing boat. “The boat it takes the fisherman today is a bigger boat, however, still in accordance with the culture and sociological coastal communities, so these boats can be produced and maximized effectively by fishermen, “said the Indonesian representative in the commission of Asia – Pacific Fishery Commission (APFC).

In addition, some important research can be maximized for Indonesia’s maritime progress is about safety sea ​​transportation, hazard mitigation and marine environment management and seabed infrastructures such as pipelines and submarine cables also need to be repaired well.

Through some marine research, Widi hopes ITS can realize a great dream that welfare society through science and marine technology. “For that, the synergy between departments and faculty at ITS needs to be done. Given this integration is not impossible ITS research centers are able to address future challenges in developing Indonesia’s sea is balanced with the principle of sustainable development, “he said.

In this interview, Widi also advised many ITS students to continue to sharpen themselves especially in communicating and loving nature. Try occasionally along the coast and diving and traveling to small islands to help society. Then the experience will reflect that this country is really beautiful and rich, however, it needs to be partisanship and dedication especially for all young people ITS, “explained Widi trying to convince that Indonesia is actually rich but it needs dedication of all parties

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Sanitation, Our Contribution toward The Nation’s Health https://www.its.ac.id/sanitiasi-kontribusi-untuk-kesehatan-bangsa-2/ https://www.its.ac.id/sanitiasi-kontribusi-untuk-kesehatan-bangsa-2/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:06:29 +0000 https://www.its.ac.id/?p=5652 Living in a clean environment is anyone’s dream. However, what happens if people in our neighborhood still defecate in public places? And it is worsened by the fact that improvement of sanitation always clashing with the economic problems. Fortunately, this problem is resolved by a groups of scientists from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya. Through the micro […]

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Living in a clean environment is anyone’s dream. However, what happens if people in our neighborhood still defecate in public places? And it is worsened by the fact that improvement of sanitation always clashing with the economic problems. Fortunately, this problem is resolved by a groups of scientists from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya. Through the micro credit system in local bank, ITS encourage people to build sanitation facilities for a healthier environment.

Sanitation problem is indeed a complicated problem in East Java Province. As is known, East Java is a province with the second densest population in Indonesia with many dense settlements. However, population density was not stabilized with the quality of cleanliness in the environment.

In 2015, IUWASH revealed that 45.7 percent of households in East Java do not access proper disposal of feces. Although some have their own bathroom, many peoples still do not have septic tanks to accommodate the dirt. Finally, the dirt from the latrines is finally channeled into open land as well.

Even worse, as many as 39.4 percent of households in East Java are still defecate in public places. Many peoples still relieve themselves in open places. “For example in ponds, rice fields, rivers, lakes, pits, gardens, even beaches,” explained Dr. Ir Setiawan MS, chairman of PDPM ITS.

There are dangers lurked behind this unhealthy habit. For example, epidemic deseas such as diarrhea, influenza, and various other skin diseases that often attack the settlements in East Java. “This can be seen from the overflow of cholera sufferers in East Java in certain seasons, especially when the turn of the season.” Setiawan said.

Not to mention, because of this haphazard behavior, the soil water and rivers become polluted. Whereas most of the population in rural East Java still use soil water for drinking and river water to wash their body and clothes.

It is not as though the government turned blind eye for this problem. In fact, since 2011, East Java Provincial Government through Urban Sanitation and Rural Infrastructure (USRI) program has built many sanitation facilities. This facility is built through The Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) Communal, building under cooperation with Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH) and Center for Studies of Regional Potential and Community Empowerment (PDPM) ITS as mentors.

However, after being checked, sanitation facilities have not been optimally utilized. Even some facilities have not been used by the locals. The surrounding community still prefer to defecate in the river or other open places.

After investigation, it was found that the management of the facilities, the Non-Governmental Groups (KSM), still lacks the ability to operate and maintain the facilities that have been already built. They also have not been able to serve requests for connecting to homes because of inadequate skills.

KSM revealed that there has been frequent socialization to the residents about the importance of sanitation and adverse effects of BABS carelessly to health. However, socialization is now ignored. When asked, most of the reasons are the same, namely the lack of financial ability. Understandably, because people with inadequate sanitation comes from low income families.

Creating own latrines is also difficult for residents, as many people do not know how to make hygienic latrines. Finally, many are back to old habits to defecate carelessly in the open area.

In the midst of this problem, in 2013 sanitarian finally propose an idea to the IUWASH and LPPM ITS to organize a sanitation entrepreneurship program. These sanitarians work together with builders and provide services to build latrines for local residents. “But the cost can be paid partially so as not to burden the poor,” said the lecturer of the Department of Statistics.

But the problem does not stop there. After deploying various trainings to sanitarian sanitation entrepreneurs, the PDPM has gained many complaints from these mostly sanitarian entrepreneurs.

They admitted many lack of finance to patch up the cost to build sanitation for peoples. Moreover, these local people sometimes re refusing or delaying payments that make entrepreneurs unprofitable. In fact, from entrepreneur’s information, enthusiasts of toilet development began to increase. But again, limited costs make their business difficult to continue.

For that reason, in 2014 IUWASH launched a grant program to increase shared access. Meanwhile, ITS represented PDPM supervising and assisting seven cities in East Java to build 450 latrine facilities for each region.

PDPM ITS provides assistance to 20 sanitation entrepreneurs in seven cities or districts in East Java. These entrepreneurs are provided with knowledge and support for the supply of toiletry and septic tank making materials such as cement, sand and latrine molds.

Through this program that started since October 2014, people who want to build latrines and septic tanks can directly contact the entrepreneur sanitation. Just as before, people can pay development costs by installing them within 10-12 months.

However, there must still be cost for the entrepreneur to run his sanity business. Finally, ITS and IUWASH conduct advocacy to Local Government and local banks. After considering the potential of sanitation entrepreneurs, the local governments finally agreed to increase the capital for the entrepreneurs and assist in the implementation of the credit latrine payment.

From that time until 2015, Sanitation Improvement Access Program with Credit Micro Scheme in 7 cities or districts in East Java was finally implemented. Over time, the credit system also evolved into other systems such as social gathering. “Essentially, when people want to change the behavior of defecting in public places, there is entrepreneurial support for sanitation that provides a solution to build a healthy family latrines according to the financial ability of citizens,” said the man who was born in Gresik.

After providing business funding for sanitation entrepreneurs, the PDPM ITS does not want to get out of hand. PDPM feels the need to provide various trainings for entrepreneurs related to sanitation business. For this reason, activities such as the identification of SME Potential and Target Market, training of sanitation entrepreneur, procurement of Equipment for Production of Jamban, Strategy and Plan of Promotion and Marketing. “As well as facilitation or facilitation for access to financing,” he added.

This program proved to be effective. Until August 2015, the number of people who already have latrines and septic tanks has reached 1500 households. Even in Jombang, one of the city under the guidance, local government also allocated one billion rupiah fund as capital participation in Bank of Jombang to fund this sanitation microcredit program.

Sanitation entrepreneurs who attend training are now starting to develop not just sanitarian in local clinic areas as usual. Many local people are getting interested to try their luck in sanitation business.

Until now, sanitation entrepreneurs are citizens who have a desire in developing sanitation services independently in the community. Development has also begun to form various schemes to expand people’s access to healthy sanitation.

East Java provincial government cooperation, IUWASH and PDPM ITS itself has ended in October 2015 ago. However, PDPM is not too worried because since running microcredit program in 2014 ago, entrepreneurs have been very independent until today.

Setiawan also revealed that some other areas do not get additional capital assistance such as in Jombang. However, entrepreneurs have moved independently and cooperated with cooperatives or PNPM Mandiri in their respective towns or districts to get funding assistances.

As an institution concerned with regional mining, PDPM is relieved that the sanitation improvement program has finally found a clear light. Setiawan revealed some areas did not get additional capital assistance such as in Jombang.

However, entrepreneurs have moved independently and cooperated with cooperatives or PNPM Mandiri in their respective cities or districts to expand their business. Setiawan sure so, sanitation business in East Java can continue to run. “And hopefully also can inspire other areas to float with the same system,” he concluded.

 

 

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