NARBO (Network of Asian River Basin Organizations) is a collaborative network of river basins in Asia to realize integrated water resources management (IWRM). The purpose of NARBO is to help create IWRM that intends to stregthen relationships among river management practitioners in Asia and to have the members feedback among them to become good water resources management practitioners.
Jasa Tirta II Public Corporation (PJT II) is one of the water resources management organizations in Indonesia that joined NARBO in March 2003. This organization became a place of discussions with other water resources management practitioners in Asia who wanted to become better management practioners. PJT II believes that the existence of NARBO has made PJT II become better than before in managing water resources in Indonesia.
NARBO Forest is one of the embodiment of the spirit of togetherness among the members. It was implemented with the notion of conservation of forest. This program is similar to the government program of the National Movement for Water Rescue Partnership (GNKPA).
NARBO forest is located in Ubrug Village as a part of Ir H Djuanda Green Belt. It was established on February 14th, 2006 as part of the activities of NARBO 2nd General Meeting. NARBO forest covers about 20.000 m2. The original idea came from Mr. Hideshi Sasahara, Vice Secretary General of NARBO (Director, International Affairs of Japan Water Agency).
On February 22nd, 2017 Indonesia hosted the 6th General Meeting. NARBO forest became one of the destinations for a field visit. Around 150 trees were planted in the NARBO Forest by all participants from 15 countries. Those planted were fruit trees likeRambutan, Avocado, Mango, etc). They will protect the land from erosion and will maintain the sustainability of water sources when they grow larger. NARBO forest established at Jatiluhur area was not only materialized by NARBO member but also by many stakeholders of water resources. In addition, NARBO Forest will give another benefit to the society around forest in producing fruit.
For supporting of integrated water resources management, PJT II has several programs related to the objectives of NARBO, that is flood management, conservation of upstream to downstream of Citarum river basin, waste management and monthly coordination with related stakeholders in water resources management.
With PJT II's current programs, it hopes to became a better water resources management practitioner and can share experiences with other water resources management organizations in Asia.