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in the Indonesian province of Bali, 60% of water catchments are drying up and saltwater is entering its aquifers. Help us to turn this critical situation around by doing aquifer recharge and investing in long-term freshwater resilience.

BALI – “The Islands of the Gods” is a paradise loved by people worldwide, blessed by a wonderful culture dedicated to arts & spirituality, abundant natural treasures of mountain jungles and rivers, stunning beaches, fertile volcanic soils, and once abundant fresh water.


Nowadays, Paradise is under threat. The immense development boom of the last 20+ years - that now caters to over 10.16 Million+ foreign & domestic tourists - has resulted in a dramatic water crisis that is not being addressed at the moment. Ironically, if more than 60% of the freshwater is used by the tourism industry, its actors do very little about it (Dr Stroma Cole, cited in Jakarta Post, 2012)


Watersheds are drying at an alarming rate

Bali’s watersheds are drying at an alarming rate, mostly due to over-extraction. Yet, Bali is one of the few islands in the world blessed by heavy rainfall and theoretically receives enough water from the rainy season to fulfil its present and future needs. Thus, rainwater only needs to be harvested to balance its consumption, and sustain an annual growth in millions of tourists visiting the popular holiday island.

Bali is facing a decrease of its water tables levels as well as saltwater intrusion into freshwater aquifers due to excessive extraction of water.

Fresh water pollution

Bali’s freshwater pollution is also growing at an alarming rate due the illegal trash disposal and excessive use of chemical for agriculture farming.


Despite all the threats to Bali's freshwater, we are thrilled to know how to impulse positive change! 

The Bali Water Protection Program (BWP) proposes to impulse freshwater resilience and good practice throughout the province through 3 subprograms.

Aquifer Recharge – “Adopt A Well”:

BWP will harvest rainwater by the construction of 136 recharge wells ensuring rapid freshwater replenishment on the main island of Bali, and also on the nearby sister islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan Nusa Ceningan – also in Bali province.

The island’s topography is ideal to facilitate collection and ensure the island’s supply of water for the centuries to come. How wonderful would it be to collect what nature provides to us: helping nature helps itself!

Education – “Adopt A River”:

There is nothing more powerful than educating the next generation. While the current one can act now, the future of Bali's river heavily depends on what schoolkids will learn. Thus, BWP will ensure that the water quality itself will improve thanks to educational programs targeting schools located alongside the rivers.

Media campaign – “Adopt Water”:

BWP will participate in raising general awareness about how precious water is, what the current situation is like, and how important it is to reduce the water consumption.



We need help: We are calling for your generosity to help us to save Bali’s freshwater. As a Bali lover, a resident, a tourism entrepreneur, or tourist…, everyone can help us to ensure the island’s freshwater resilience. Each dollar will help us to achieve our goal!

Do some good: We offer you Satisfaction to help restore and protect the most amazing element that Nature offers Humanity: water . We will of course send you personalized certificates of contribution.

Help us fundraise : become a program’s ambassador: we would like to invite you to be part of a circle of support which we are calling '8 circle'. It would entail you into donating 5US$ and inviting 5 of your own network to do likewise and each invite 5 other persons. The idea is that shortly after the 7th level, we would reach our program's full funding. Is that a dynamic that you would be interested in assisting us with?

In order to increase our funding chances we are also offering businesses to join our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.


It depends on how much funding we receive, so we have 2 targets: an initial amount which represents a small percentage and covers the program's foundations so to speak and the program's full cost. The initial amount which would allow us to start covers:
    . Geographical and hydrological ground testing for best well locations,
    . Mapping of exact 136 well locations
    . Mapping of 132 schools along 11 rivers
    . Filter fittings, and recharge well blueprints
    . Production of all educative and media material

Once Phase 1 has been reached, part of our team will be able to start working while we continue current fundraising effort for the program's full scope where you find here below the details:



While the BWP program cannot fix the entire water depletion problem, it has the strong opportunity to significantly contribute to Bali's aquifers recharge and to impulse good-practice freshwater management at the provincial level - contributing to a blueprint for new and best practice water legislation and good practice for Bali's businesses. Our Foundation as well as our partner Politechnik Negeri Bali University both have extended field and program management experience.

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No funds will be used until the initial target is reached then until Phase 2 is raised – allowing BWP to produce deliverables of subprograms as funding is achieved.

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