PROGRAM FORKAMI

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I. BACKGROUND

In Indonesia, 39% of Urban Water Supply is contaminated by fecal coliform. Water borne disease is no. 3 in the health statistic of Indonesia. Every year 100,000 deadly incident caused by water born diseases is reported.

High temperature (approx 28oC) cause several times faster bacteriological growth in reservoirs and distribution systems, intensive using of chemicals in all human activities increase the risk of raw water resources contamination.

Water related health efforts are multi sectoral task, which includes:

  • Raw water resources protection,
  • Water treatment and distribution provided by waterworks
  • Water quality surveillance system
  • Legal and technical framework, which are set up by legislative and executive agencies
  • Community participation

There was a need to initiate a dialog mechanism among all stakeholders, which can guarantee an efficient and effective cooperation to achieve the goal of safe and healthy drinking water supply service for the community.

There was no platform for and different perception in analyzing drinking water problem resulting activities with little or no coordination and very narrowed points of view.


With support and facilitation from the German Development Cooperation Project on Drinking Water Quality Surveillance (GTZ-DWQS Project), FORKAMI was declared in July 2000. Currently, FORKAMI’s membership consisting of individual who is working in the field of drinking water quality management, professional and experts who are independent and based on a non birocratic status.


II. GOALS

“Gathering and facilitating professionals in the field of drinking water quality management, to contribute their expertise in the efforts of achieving safe potable water for the community. “

 

III. VISION & MISSION

3.1 Vision :
“Safe and healthy drinking water supply service for the community”

3.2 Mission :
Create a platform for information exchange for all the stakeholders in drinking water quality management,

Mediate stakeholder to solve the problems arising in water quality management,
Provide advice and relevant information to institution and decisions makers on the development and implementation of policies and strategies.

IV. ORGANIZATION

4.1 Scope of Activities :

  1. Maintaining solidarity and unity spirit of all potential members;
  2. Increasing dedication and roles of each member to community in the effort of drinking water management;
  3. Carrying out studies, researches and capacity building of each member in the field of drinking water quality management;
  4. Carrying out training for personnel’s/staffs for laboratory analysis, auditor for training facilities and other related facilities in the field of drinking water quality management;
  5. Carrying out certification on facilities, personnel’s, products, services and other activities related to drinking water quality management;
  6. Carrying out accreditation on facilities related to drinking water quality management;
  7. Improving cooperation with other national as well as international institutions and organizations.