In 2015 The United Nations adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a call worldwide to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and guarantee that by 2030 all individuals around the world enjoy peace and prosperity. Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, target the following (https://www.undp.org/sustainable-development-goals/clean-water-and-sanitation): (1) By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, (2) By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations, (3) By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally, (4) By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity, (5) By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, (6) By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, (7) By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, and (8) Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.
Bengawan Solo is the longest river in Java Island. Its upstream lies in Sewu Mountains at the southern part of Central Java Province. Spanning around 370 miles, the river ends at Java Sea at the north of Surabaya City, the capital city of East Java Province.
One of popular products from Central Java is textile, one of which is batik. Many of textile and batik industries in the province are located at the stream of Bengawan Solo.
For years, Bengawan Solo plays a pivotal role for people along its stream in particular and for society in Central Java and East Java in general. The river supplies water for irrigation for its surrounding agricultural areas. Millions of people also depend on the river for getting clean water. Bengawan Solo occasionally gives floods for inhabitants along its surrounding areas.
The Engineering Faculty of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta hosts an annual international conference namely ICETIA (International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Industrial Application). Considering the abovementioned reasons as background, the 10th event of the conference this year presents “Synergizing Bengawan Solo Conservation and Environmentally-friendly Batik and Textile Industries Towards a Sustainable River Basin” as the topic. It invites the latest research and practices related to the role of engineering and science in addressing Bengawan Solo River conservation and problems of and issues on environmentally-friendly batik and textile industries. The conference welcomes any efforts, thoughts, and works on achieving and heading towards a synergy between Bengawan Solo conservation and the management of batik and textile industries along the stream of the river, with the ultimate goal of making a sustainable river basin. For triggering the scientific discussion, prominent scholars from various countries are invited to give scientific speech.
|Full Paper Submission Deadline|
|30 November 2023||Notification of Full Paper Acceptance|
|7 - 8 December 2023||The 10th ICETIA 2023 (Hybrid)|
Lecturer/Researcher/Coordinator of UNESCO
Maritime Silk Road Textile Heritage
and lnstitut Pariwisata Trisakti