Mitigating Aquifer Crisis in Indonesia's New Capital, Nusantara: Problems and Lessons Learned from Singapore


  • Ardianto Budi Rahmawan Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Gabriela Eliana Universitas Gadjah Mada



Nusantara, Water Availability, Water Management, Groundwater, Aquifer Crisis


Water availability is crucial to every nation’s capital. The appointment of Indonesia’s new capital through Indonesian Law No. 3 Year 2022 poses concerns regarding aquifer crisis as Nusantara is located on top of medium- to low-productivity aquifers. The shift of capital would entail groundwater resources utilization, which pose huge aquifer crisis risks. In contrast, Singapore, a city-state with limited aquifers, sufficiently mitigated aquifer crisis due to its water management policy that could accommodate its citizens’ water demands. In this paper, the authors conducted a comparative analysis on Singapore’s water management policies to provide recommendations on the shift of Indonesia’s capital to fulfill water demands and mitigate aquifer crisis. Using a normative approach, this paper portrays the lessons that can be taken from Singapore in ensuring water availability amidst its limited water resources and high demand of water.

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Ardianto Budi Rahmawan, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Assistant Professor, Administrative Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University

Author’s field of research: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Policy

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Gabriela Eliana, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Undergraduate Student, Business Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University

Author’s field of research: Comparative Law, Business Law, Data Protection

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Rahmawan, A. B., és G. Eliana. „Mitigating Aquifer Crisis in Indonesia’s New Capital, Nusantara: Problems and Lessons Learned from Singapore”. Közigazgatási és Infokommunikációs Jogi PhD Tanulmányok, köt. 4, sz. 1, 2023. október, o. 5-22, doi:10.47272/KIKPhD.2023.1.1.

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