Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · How Dry We Are?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

How Dry We Are?

Carrying Capacity the Issue as Local Expert Says Island's Water Supply Under Threat.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/28/2002)

As reported in both the local and Jakarta press this past week(26/4), the chief of the Bali's Forest Management and Conservation Agency has issued a dire warning that unplanned development and exploitation of the island's natural environment threatens Bali's water supply.

Mr. I Nyoman Silanawa from the Island's Forest Conservation Agency, emphasized that the clearing of forested areas by illegal loggers and farmers is already resulting in a water shortage in the southern part of the island. He was quoted further as saying, "in the coming five years, it is feared that the city of Denpasar will face sever water shortages if this matter is not immediately dealt with."

Water feedment areas from the central and north part of the island are also under threat as farmers convert forested rain catchment areas once used for coffee cultivation into more economically promising orange groves. Meanwhile, uncontrolled logging on the island's north shore is believed to be a root cause of floods that occurred in the Jembrana and Buleleng regions of the islands earlier this year.

Subsidies Needed

Meanwhile, several leading conservationists in Bali have suggested that government regulations prohibitting recultivation of land will not work unless owners of rain catchment areas are paid some sort of subsidy to preserve the status of their lands.

Some 30% of Bali's land area is currently designated as forested or jungle; an area equal to 130,686 hectares. Of that total 73% has been set aside as protected forest, 20% as conservation area, and 7% as forrest production area.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Itís Not Easy Being Green
Complaining Health and Crops are Affected, Celukan Bawang Residents in Demand Halt to Building Second Coal-Burning Power Plant in North Bali.
(4/22/2018)
Mythical Bird Scheduled for August Landing in South Bali
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Monument Promised to be Complete by August 2018
(4/22/2018)
The Cruelest Bite of All
Motorcycle Taxi Driver Who Had Tongue Nearly Bitten Off in Rape Attack Sentenced to 5.5 Years Prison
(4/22/2018)
A Sporting Chance
Bali Hopes to Win Bid to Host 2014 National Sports Games (PON-XX1)
(4/22/2018)
Fire: The Spirit of Creation
40th Bali Arts Festival June 16 Ė July 14, 2018
(4/22/2018)
Garuda Airways to Mumbai
Direct Flights between Bali and Mumbai Now Available from Garuda Indonesia
(4/22/2018)
An Evening of Mosel Valley Wines In Bali
Selbach-Oster Tastemaker Wine Dinner at St. Regis Baliís Kayuputi Restaurant on May 10, 2018
(4/22/2018)
Seeking the Full Extent of the Law
Bali Guides Protest Lenient Handling by Police of Criminal Assault by Illegal Guide Working in Bali
(4/22/2018)
Ultimate Golf in Bali
Ultimate Golf Series on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Bali National Golf
(4/22/2018)
Citilink Goes Guotidian Bali-Makassar
Citilink Indonesia Opens Daily Round-trip Service Between Bali and Makassar
(4/22/2018)
Just Beyond Bali: Banyuwangi
AirAsia Executives Visit Banyuwangi to Survey Possibility of Including Destination in their International Route Network
(4/22/2018)
Bali: Welcoming to Foreigners Who Donít Work
Number of Registered Foreign Workers in Bali on the Decline
(4/22/2018)
All [News]!