Submitted by: Department of Engineering Physics, Gadjah Mada University
Implemented country: Indonesia
Title: Development of Sustainable Power and Water Supply for Remote Areas and Disaster Response and Reconstruction in Indonesia
The purpose of this project is to provide sustainable power and water supplies to remote areas, especially as part of disaster response and reconstruction in Indonesia, by utilizing solar energy available in the particular areas. This would provide a significant improvement to the reconstruction process and thus improve the lives of the local community. The project was initiated by two student groups from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia which won Mondialogo Engineering Award 2007 sponsored by UNESCO and Daimler. For this project implementation, two groups of student were deployed as part of continuous Community Services program. The first group involving 28 students from multi background of study (engineering, social sciences, economy, etc.) was deployed in July – August 2008 for the preparation stage, survey on the location and socialization of the project in general to the local community. The second group involved 26 students being deployed in July – August 2009 for completing the solar water pumping system installation.