Skip to content

Good News for Prigi Arisandi’s Campaign to Clean-up the Surabaya River

July 17, 2012

After working closely with Prigi Arisandi and the team at ECOTON, the governor of East Java, DR Soekarwo, has agreed to create a new sanctuary zone for native fish on the Surabaya River. Arisandi’s team just concluded a one year research project on the Surabaya, which revealed that the river’s water quality is the healthiest it has been since at 2002. ECOTON was happy to declare that section of the river as ‘good habitat for fish,’ a significant victory for Arisandi’s campaign to clean-up the Surabaya.

IMGP1978

Meanwhile, construction is nearly complete on the Brantas Institute for River Rehabilitation- a training center that Arisandi and his wife, Daru are building in large part with the Goldman Prize award money they received.

Prig11

Related Posts

The Fight for Our Rivers


July 25, 2022 – By Jacqueline Kehoe

Carving canyons, sustaining communities, feeding wildlife, and shaping history: rivers are integral to life on our planet. Despite their essential role, these rushing waterways make up just under half a percent of all surface freshwater on the planet. Rivers are rare, and they’re a prize worth fighting for. What Rivers Give Us Rivers are vastly…

Read more

World Oceans Day with Kristal Ambrose


June 8, 2022 – By Jacqueline Kehoe

For Kristal Ambrose, World Oceans Day is every day. A 2020 Goldman Prize winner, Kristal—nicknamed “Kristal Ocean”—rallied her community in the Bahamas to protect the seas, passing one of the most stringent plastic bans to date: the categorical ban of single-use plastics, which account for one-third of all plastic in our oceans. On the frontlines…

Read more
River

Prigi Arisandi Embarks on River Tour, Raising Awareness for Indonesia’s Plastic Problem


April 13, 2022

Prigi Arisandi (Indonesia, 2011) has embarked on a 300-day tour of Indonesia’s rivers, documenting the status of 68 unique waterways. Starting on March 1, 2022, the journey will take Prigi and his team at Ecological Observation and Wetlands Conservation Foundation (Ecoton) across 68 rivers spanning the entire Indonesian archipelago, from Sumatra to Papua. Many of…

Read more