Prof Dr Suratman

Prof Dr Suratman

Prof Dr Suratman, Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc Vice Rector for Research and Community Services, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc. was born in Klaten, Central Java in June, 6th 1954. His inaugural title of Professor was gain in 2007 by the ceremonial speech theme “Spatial Based Land Resources Management in the Sustainable Development in Indonesia. He ever became the vice dean III of the Geography Faculty Universitas Gadjah Mada, then he became the Dean of Geography Faculty Universitas Gadjah Mada during 2008-2012. From that time up to present, he holds position as a Vice Rector III (Research and Community Services) Universitas Gadjah Mada. Now, He holds also position for University Coordinator in Yogyakarta River Restoration Movement. He is also chairperson for Regional Centre of Expertice (RCE) Yogyakarta in collaboration with United Nations University.

Presentation Title: Volunteer’s Role of River Restoration Movement in Klaten Regency, Java, Indonesia

Indonesian River Restoration Movement first declared in March 22nd, 2015 that coincide with the Water Day in Yogyakarta. This movement further encouraging Girli (Pingir Kali – Riverbanks) community to restorate their river with the spirit of “We honored the water, we preserve the river, from Special Region of Yogyakarta, for Indonesia”. Penta Helix partnership includes community as one part of it, led many volunteers in Special Region of Yogyakarta to united and support this movement under Collaborative Responsibility Environmental Action Management (CREAM), even spread to other regions in Indonesia.

By this May 2017, there are 33 local River Restoration Movements in Indonesia. But Klaten Regency is the first region in Indonesia that comes from local volunteers and became the first most influential volunteers in their region toward river restoration movement. By this case, Klaten Regency was nominated as mass volunteer pioneer in Indonesia for river restoration movement and become a pilot project of Indonesian Board of Disaster Management as their role to getting involved influent in disaster management for flood.

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