After several weeks of learning and co-designing, the participants were finally able to show their best designs in the final presentation stage on the 8th of October, 2023. The event was carried out in hybrid mode, where the participants and the Beasiswa Indonesia Maju (BIM) coordinators gathered in one place in the Balai Penjaminan Mutu Pendidikan (BPMP) Office in Bali. The juries, along with the program coordinators from The Water Agency, attended the event through an online platform.
The event was first opened by a few words from Andi Yulianti Ramli, usually called Bu Nayo, the Acting Assistant Deputy Coordinating Minister for Supporting Industry for Infrastructure, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs (Kemenkomarves). Bu Nayo accentuated the importance of future leaders’ involvement in mitigating water and climate issues, by first being aware of it.
Following that, Gregor van Essen, The Water Agency’s Managing Director, also delivered some words to thank the partners, juries, and especially, the participants themselves. He also elaborated that this Raincraft program can be an inclusive platform for people to be engaged in solving water-climate issues, using a shared language that anyone can easily access and understand.
Figure 1. Group Photo with Guests and Juries
The agenda continued to the juries introduction. The juries consisted of Christian Alfonsus Liguori as the representative from the experts in the workshop series, Marsha Himawan from the Special Advisor Team of Kemenkomarves, and Carrina Lim, a water expert and the Regional Project Manager of The Water Agency. All three juries were invited to say one or two words before beginning the next session, the presentation session.
In this main agenda, six teams pitched their built designs to the juries in their own unique way. Each team was given a maximum of 10 minutes to present, followed by 15 minutes of Question and Answer (QnA). One compulsory output each team had to deliver was a video elaborating on their Minecraft designs. Team EPIPHANY had the honour to have the first presentation, which was then continued by Team INCRAFTOR, Team MARITRON, Team POSEIDON, Team 4LITA, and last but not least, Team BERLIAN BEKU.
Figure 2 and 3. Sneak Peeks of Some Teams’ Presentations
From rainwater harvesting and distillation building to bioswales and other fascinating solutions were presented by the participants. All were showcased in Minecraft! Even though the designing stage duration was limited, all six teams were able to pour their version of a water-climate resilient environment successfully.
1. Team EPIPHANY
Consisted of four members, Chatrine Stefanie Siagian, Fedrick Peranginangin, Indri Theresia Sitopu, and Johannes Jovi Rafas Parlambasan Sagala, Team EPIPHANY presented a Two Methods Bioswales to manage and treat rainwater runoff in Lapangan Puputan Renon, especially for the basin-like area near the Bajra Sandhi Monument.
2. Team INCRAFTOR
Team INCRAFTOR, comprises Alivia Rahma Azzahra, Brain Riesto Simanjuntak, Javier Enrique Wong, and Moch. Fajar MaulanaSidik, utilised French drainage, integrating it with a constructed wetland featuring a double-filter system in the governmental building area. The treated water can then be used for various purposes, including water flushing, sink usage, washing, and ablution (wudhu).
3. Team MARITRON
The “Hydropurify Rainharvest” that Team MARITRON has designed utilised a reliable purification system in their Rainwater Harvesting, aiming to purify collected rainwater to provide a sustainable, clean water source for the public bathrooms in Lapangan Puputan Renon. This proposal was designed by Dimas Fathin Mahiswara, Farhan Agus Ferdiansyah, Made Shintya Ayudia Priantini, Norita Febrina Benedicta Panjaitan, and Steven Meliaskha Kaban.
4. Team POSEIDON
The members of Team POSEIDON, Hastria Pramudyati Kusuma, I Putu Wahyu Mahendra, Jesslyn Ashley Ruswan, Mhd Imam Maulana Purba, and Muhammad Satriyo Wening, collaboratively came out with a solution called the “Brine Breaker”. The Brine Breaker is a distillation building that aims to transform the salty groundwater condition into a viable water source for Renon’s residential community.
5. Team 4LITA
Team 4LITA, consisting of Brithcelya Simatupang, Jonathan Calvin Rimbun Sinaga, Putu Kavya Santha Guna, and Realytha Selvia Meka, proposed a constructed wetland in Lapangan Puputan Renon that is combined with an educational park-like environment. They focused on resolving untreated greywater problems around Bajra Sandhi Monument areas.
6. Team BERLIAN BEKU
Team BERLIAN BEKU proposed three integrated solutions: water reservoirs for drought mitigation, hydroponic organic farming for healthy food resources, and rainwater harvesting for flood prevention. Amanah Syifa’Usaniyah, Jeconiah Hebrew Pistardo Purba, Nickolas Saliem, Septian Dimas Pasaribu, and Simatupang Raphael Hotasih built their solutions in the residential and kindergarten areas in Renon.
Though all teams’ solutions were up to par, winners should still be chosen. After several discussions and considerations among the jury panel, two teams with the most innovative solution and the most captivating presentation were selected. Congratulations to Team 4LITA for winning The Most Innovative Solution award and Team INCRAFTOR for winning The Most Captivating Presentation award! 👏
Figure 4 and 5. Winning Teams, 4LITA and INCRAFTOR
Not to forget, many thanks are given to all 27 wonderful participants, honorary guests and juries, respectable experts, Kemenkomarves, Beasiswa Indonesia Maju coordinators, and all other parties whose participation is very meaningful in this program. Finally, it can be concluded that the potential of these digital tools has been once more emphasised through this Minecraft game-based program and can be a valuable asset for future generations.
Figure 6. Group Photo of Bali Raincraft Participants