Joint Cooperation Program

Working together on data and tools for water and climate in Indonesia

JCP has been completed

The third phase of the Joint Cooperation Program (JCP) has been completed in 2020. Most planned activities have been carried out in 2020, although most workshops and training sessions had to be replaced by online events due to the Covid-19 related travel restrictions. This required extra effort from all participants, but has resulted in some very successful events. Unfortunately, a limited number of activities had to be canceled due to the limitations posed by the virus. Highlights in 2020 include the following:

  • Academic skills training

  • Workshops on operational production of daily meteorological datasets and maps, including climate indices

  • Training in FEWS and workshop on the use of FEWS for landslide early warning

  • Training on processing LiDAR data for Digital Elevation Models

  • Training on modelling of hydrology, water quality and linking these to updates water resources models

  • Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Final online workshop (December 18, 2020)


During the final workshop opportunities for further cooperation between the JCP partner institutes have been discussed.

These include:


  • Continued cooperation between Deltares and PUPR-SDA on maintenance, operation and further development of operational systems for flood forecasting under a renewal of the existing MoU

  • Continued cooperation between BMKG and KNMI under WMO umbrella to roll-out some approaches developed under JCP in other countries / regions

  • Continued cooperation between UTwente and BinTek (formerly PusAir) on landslide early warning within the NWO project BILEWS


JCPIII came to an end with the final workshop in December 2020.

However, it is clear that the partner institutes will continue cooperation on existing topics and will develop new joint activities where opportunities arise.


The Joint Cooperation Programme (JCP) is a long-term cooperation between the Indonesian and Dutch government. It aims at improving water management in Indonesia by strengthening the position of both the Indonesian and the Dutch institutes in the field of water and climate. The program focusses on the introduction and hydrometerological datasets and models that can directly be applied by all stakeholders. One of the concrete goals of the partnership is the establishment of a Centre of Excellence on Hydro-informatics (Pusat Studi Hidroinformatik). This Centre will provide the basis for a sustained partnership and ensure that JCP knowledge will continue to be available and be used in the future. The partners will also work on the development of a National Hydrological Database, Advanced Water Resources Modelling, Climate Change, Food Security, and Flood and Drought forecasting. The programme focuses on national-scale approaches and also on the application of knowledge and technology in local settings. Upper-Citarum, the upstream part of the Citarum River catchment, will be a leading focus of attention due to its water quality and flooding problems in a highly urbanised environment.



The following institutes work together within the Joint Collaboration Program:

  • PusAir: Water Research Center of the Ministy of Public Works of Indonesia

  • BMKG: Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Institute

  • Deltares: Knowlegde institute in the field of water and subsoil resources

  • KNMI: Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute

  • WEnR: Wageningen Environmental Research (former Alterra)

  • BIG: Institute for Geospatial Information

  • ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Spatial Information

  • BPPT: the Indonesian Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology

  • Lapan: Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space


The activities of the Joint Cooperation Program are concentrated in Work packages, in which several of the partners work together.


WP1: Institutional development

This work package contains all coordinating activities related to capacity building and institutional development, such as organisation of JCP-wide workshops, coordination of collaborative participation in Indonesian conferences and set-up of steering committee. More information

WP2: Pusat Studi Hidroinformatik

The integration and consolidation of all existing datasets and tools in one platform, and a gender-sensitive web-portal for dissemination of hydrometeorological data to stakeholders such as NGO’s and CSO’s. More information

WP3: National database

Further capacity building and development of the National Water, Weather and Climate Information Services (NW2CIS), focussing on data validation and analysis. More information


WP4: Climate and climate change

Within this work package, different activities related to climate and climate change are combined, especially focussing on the creating of gridded rainfall datasets based on ground- and satellite observations, the implementation of the Climate Change Atlas and work on Climate Field Schools. More information

WP5: National mapping

This work package will support the implementation of the One Map policy through dedicated technical trainings and incorporation of methods in official standardization documents. More information

WP6: Developing the IWRM instrument

This activity will focus on further capacity building and development of the IWRM framework, focussing on model calibration, water quality and reservoir management. More information

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WP7: Operational water management for urban areas

This work package contributes to the further capacity building in the field of operational urban water management, which a special focus on flood forecasting. More information

WP8: Sea level prediction

This work package will transfer knowledge on latest and state of the art data integration techniques, coastal model calibration techniques, nest higher resolution models for Jakarta and Semarang, improve the tide propagation in the Java Sea and integrate wave models. More information

WP9: Drought Early Warning

This work package will focus on capacity building and further development of the national drought early warning and forecasting system. More information



Within the Joint Cooperation Program the following products are being developed:

  • Sistem Informasi Pusat Studi Hidroinformatik

  • Climate Atlas

  • SACA&D dataset

  • SA-OBS dataset

  • Gridded dataset with precipitation totals

  • Instrument for effective hydrological assessment

  • Instrument for effective water quality assessment

  • Operational flood forecasting system for Jakarta

  • Operational flood forecasting system for Bandung

  • System for operational correction of rainfall radar

  • Validated Delft3D model of Jakarta

  • CIFDP System for storm surge forecasting

  • Drought Early Warning System

  • statistical post-processing of ECMWF seasonal (SEAS5) precipitation forecasts