loader image

Smart Water Resources
Management System

The Smart Water Resources Management System (SWRMS) is a collaborative effort to integrate usage of ground and surface water, aiming to minimise groundwater abstraction and reduce the land subsidence. The project is taking Semarang and its surrounding area as the pilot location.
Semarang Smart Water Resources Management_featured_

Between March 2024 and July 2024, The Water Agency and HKV was engaged in this assignment in Jakarta and Semarang. The Smart Water Resources Management System (SWRMS) project focuses on stakeholders’ collaboration and ambition for a system that integrates management of ground and surface water. Gradually, the smart system is aimed to reduce the overextraction of groundwater and enhance a data-driven approach to sustainably manage water resources.

In this first phase of developing a SWRMS, the Consortium team focused on building relationships through close engagements with local government agencies and regional water company (in total, more than ten dinas and badan/ government agencies and PDAM based in Semarang). Through exploring their water user stories, the Consortium team put together what these agencies would wish to see from the smart system, understand their expected and desired roles, and how they would like to be part of the system and benefit from it.

To assess and identify the needs and shared ambitions of local stakeholders, the Consortium team organised a workshop with over twenty young professionals from various agencies. These participants were divided into four teams to explore the system’s concept through current and future scenarios. Together, they examined the system’s functions, mapped key stakeholders, identified potential bottlenecks, and evaluated how the system would support decision-making processes.


The Smart Water Resources Management System (SWRMS) project began by assessing local stakeholders’ shared understanding, potential contributions, and ambitions to improve surface and groundwater management. Central Java, specifically Semarang and its surrounding area, serves as a pilot region, with plans for further expansion upon success.

swms project_timeline_v2
swms project_timeline_v2_mobile

PROJECT Partners

Partners for Water_logo
Kementerian PUPR_logo
Government of Central Java (Pemerintah Daerah Jawa Tengah)_logo_with text_improved
Government of Semarang City (Pemerintah Kota Semarang)_logo_with text_improved