Over the past several years, a number of government agencies and Non-Government Organizations had participated in a series of dialogues resulting in the Citarum Roadmap, a strategic plan containing the results of identification of major programs to improve an integrated water resources management system and restore Citarum River Basin condition. The Citarum Roadmap was made by taking a comprehensive, multi-sector and integrated approach to understanding and solving the complex problems of water and land management in the Citarum River Basin.
The Roadmap is actually a set of activities with steps to implement the planned strategies. The Roadmap contrasts the present condition of water resources in Citarum River Basin and the desired outcomes for the future which are to be achieved through the identified implementation steps.
The Roadmap can also be defined as what must be done to reach various goals. This all can be reached using the following vision-oriented approach:
- Reaffirm and more clearly define a shared vision of stakeholders for the future of Citarum River Basin (up to 2023);
- Compare the current status of water resources in Citarum River Basin with the vision, in order to identify the strategic direction that needs to be taken.
- Formulate objectives in some key areas that would, if achieved, lead to the fulfillment of the vision.
- Develop a set of interventions (projects) the successful implementation of which would achieve the objectives in each key area.
The Citarum Roadmap successfully identifies 85 activities to be carried out over the next 15 years with an estimated cost of about 35 trillion rupiah. Funding is available through a number of financing mechanism whose sources come from the Indonesian State Budget (APBN), the Regional Budget (APBD), institutional donors, private sectors through CSR programs and others.
The execution of the program is undertaken through a coordination and consultation with stakeholders and gives a priority to communities’ participation in decision making process over priorities, planning, and implementation.