Emerging Environment Quality for Better Living


Environmental degradation is a serious problem faced by countries around the world including Indonesia. The cause of environmental degradation in Indonesia largely due to the increasing population and unsustainable economic growth. The impact of environmental degradation is not only causing damage to the ecosystem but also decreasing public health quality. Complex and critical environmental problems urge the need for integrated and comprehensive treatment.

According to data of water quality monitoring, at least 30 major rivers in Indonesia have not meet class one water criteria and six major rivers in West Java do not meet drinking water requirement. Moreover, data monitoring in four major lakes and reservoirs in Indonesia namely Lake Toba and Singkarak, Jatiluhur Reservoir, and Situ Patenggang indicate that the value of COD and BOD parameters are above water quality standard according to Government Regulation Number 81/2001. The main sources of water pollution are domestic and industrial activities, such as small scale industries, agriculture, textile, pulp and paper, petrochemical, mining, and oil and gas. Only 43% of 51 million households in Indonesia has domestic waste treatment, at least 56% of these households dispose their domestic waste directly to the water bodies.

Furthermore, the most crucial environmental issues in Indonesia is plastic pollution. Indonesia ranks second to China among the top plastic polluters. Around 85.000 tons of waste is generated daily in Indonesia with a projection increment up to 150.000 tons in 2025.  Approximately 40% of solid waste is generated by households. Moreover, Indonesia had more than 187 million people living on the coastal areas generating 3 million tons wastes per year and estimated 1 million metric tons of plastics waste are released into the ocean annually.

Moreover, Indonesia is also dealing with hazardous and poisonous wastes such as mercury. Since Indonesia has ratified the Minamata Convention in 2017, the effort to phase out mercury especially from artisanal and small-scale gold mining activities has been one of national priority. Mercury emission from artisanal and small-scale gold mining activities in Indonesia is among the highest in the world. Up to 60% of the country’s mercury emission is associated with the artisanal and small-scale gold activities and this number is significantly higher than global average of 37%.  National Action Plan has been declared in Presidential Regulation Number 21/2019 which comprehensively regulates the targets and strategies of mercury reduction and elimination from primarily sourcing sectors.

As now COVID-19 outbreak is still ongoing, Indonesia is facing a new environmental problem in the form of outrageous volume of medical waste coming from disposable masks, medical gowns, disposable gloves, and sanitizer bottles. Medical waste is classified as infectious because it possibly produced by patients or health care personnel who might be infected by contagious diseases. Of the nationally active cases, 175 thousands confirmed and treated patients produce 323 tons of medical waste per day which require proper handling. Today as our civilization faces enormous environmental issues, science and technology can play a crucial role in providing the best solution for each of the problem. Through the 6th INAFOR, recent and updated science and technology will be highlighted and disseminated, thus raising awareness of  broader audiences and hopefully giving impact to the environmental quality.


Carry out the international seminar with the theme “Emerging Environmental Quality for Better Living”, which includes sub-themes as follow:

  • Monitoring of environmental pollution, role of environmental laboratory and set up national standard of environmental monitoring;
  • Circular economy and environmental quality management by businesses and relevant activities;
  • Mercury pollution, progress of National Action Plan (NAP) for mercury reduction and elimination as a part of the ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury;
  • Medical wastes and disposal concerning Covid19 pandemic and antibiotically resistance;
  • Domestic waste, hazardous and poisonous materials and wastes;
  • Restoration and remediation of contaminated lands;
  • Marine and freshwater litters and microplastics.



  • Policy brief and recommendation on environmental quality improvement;
  • International Proceedings Indexed by Scopus containing researches on abovementioned sub-themes.

Panel Sessions

The seminar will be designed into 3 panel sessions as follow:

  • Session 1: Monitoring of environmental quality, setting up national standard for environmental quality measurement and laboratory, and environmental quality management.
  • Session 2: Mercury on environment and the progress of NAP in mercury reduction and elimination, including restoration and remediation of contaminated lands.
  • Session 3: Circular economy, waste management including medical wastes, marine and freshwater litters and microplastics.


Tropical Forest and Environmental Researchers Conference
“Greener Future: Environment, Disaster Resilience, and Climate Change”

Stream 1 “Emerging Environmental Quality for Better Living

Wednesday, September 8th 2021


Time Programme Note
8.30 – 9.00 REGISTRATION Virtual Lobby
9.00 – 9.30 OPENING Virtual Main Conference Room
Opening: Master Ceremony (MC) :  Rizqika Rahmani, S.Si., M.Env.  
National Anthem Indonesia Raya  
Praying : Andi Wilawijaya  
Opening Remarks:

Ir. Eva Betty Sinaga.MP

Acting head center of standardization of  environmental quality instrumentation

9.30 – 12.00 KEYNOTE SPEECHES Virtual Main Conference Room
9.30 – 9.40 Chairman/Moderator:

Prof. Dr . Ir. Hefni Efendi

Director of Environmental Research Center, IPB University

9.40 – 10.10 Prof.Dr. Satoshi  Murao

Daiichi Institute of Technology

Topic : Mercury reduction from artisanal gold mining sector

10.10 – 10.40 Valentina Tartiu. Ph.D

Norwegian Institute forWater Researc

Topic : Circular economy and waste management

10.40 – 11.05 Rosa Vivien Ratnawati, SH., M.SD.

Director General for Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Substance Management

Topic : Regulation of Covid-19 medical waste management

11.05  – 11.30 Nursumedi

Acting secretary of Agency for Standardization of Environment  and Forestry Instruments

Topic  : Role of Science and Technology to Support The Improvement of Environmental Quality”

11:30 – 12:00 Discussion  
12.00 – 13.00 BREAK OUT SESSION
– Souvenirs for Keynote Speakers
– Video (Host)



13.00 – 13.15

R1-1:  Classification Of Population Pressure On Land At Manggar Watersheds Using Spatial Analysis Muhamad Yusup Hidayat Moderator :

Dewi Ratnaningsih


1.Yunesfi Sofyan

2.Miya Riski Utari

13.15 – 13.30 R1-2:  Soil and Water Conservation Practices in Upper Lake Rawapening Susi Abdiyani
13.30 – 13.45 R1-3:  Schistosomiasis Intermediate Snail in Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi Junus Widjaja
13.45 – 14.00 R1-4:  Developing models to establish seasonal forest fire early warning system Danang Eko Nuryanto
14.00 –14.15 R1-5:  The analysis of carbon footprint of the settlement activity in the village of Pedurungan District, Semarang City, Central Java Province Yulizar Ihrami Rahmila
14.15. – 14.30 R1-7:  The Effect of Environmental Factors on the Abundance of Cefotaxime-resistant E. Coli Producing Extended-spectrum β-lactamases in Kali Sunter Efadeswarni, Fitri Yola Amanda, Nelly Puspandari, Nabilah Aini
14.30 – 15.00 Discussion
15.00 – 15.15 Wrap-up and closing



13.00 – 13.15

R2-1:  Peat Water Quality in Blok C Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan Resti Wahyuni, Muhammad Yusup Hidayat, , Efadeswarni, Oktaria Diah Pitalokasari, Yohana S.H. Pandiangan, Grace Serepina Saragih, and Siswadi Moderator :

Retno Puji Lestari



2.Rochmad Onig W

13.15 – 13.30 R2-2:  Application of Groundwater Modeling to Predict the Effectiveness of Various Peat Dome Restoration Methods in Pulang Pisau District, Central Kalimantan Province Budi Kurniawan, Fitri Yola Amandita, Ely Rahmy Tapriziah, Melania Hanny Aryantie, Rizqika Rahmani, Agung Dwi Purnomo
13.30 – 13.45 R2-3:  Water quality analysis of Pattunuang Assue Nature Tourism Object – Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park Indra A.S.L.P.Putri and Fajri Ansari
13.45 – 14.00 R2-4:  The condition of the springs used by the community in Gowa Regency and efforts to conserve Fajri Ansari, Syahidan, Aris Setiawan, Indra ASLP Putri
14.00 –14.15 R2-5:  Water consumption and environmental behavior of the residents in Lake Toba Water Catchment Area Alfonsus H . Harianja, Ridwan Fauzi, Grace S Saragih, M. Yusup Hidayat, and Alfrida E. Suoth
14.15. – 14.30 Discussion
14.30 – 15.00 Wrap up and closing



13.00 – 13.15

R3-1:  Indigenous Mercury-Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Contaminated Soils Around Artisanal Gold Processing Centres in Sukabumi, Indonesia Fitri Yola Amandita, Efadeswarni, Sri Unon Purwati Moderator :


Notulen :

1.Yuriska Andari

2.M.Iqbal Suryatama

13.15 – 13.30 R3-2:  Mercury Contamination in Plants Around ASGM Sites in Sukabumi Regency, Indonesia G S Saragih, E R Tapriziah, Y Syofyan, S Masitoh, Y S H Pandiangan, Andriantoro, E Junaidy
13.30 – 13.45 R3-3:  Effective Removal of Mercury (Hg) from Sediment By Acid Extraction Willy Cahya Nugraha
13.45 – 14.00 R3-4:  Total Mercury Levels in Marine Fish from Southern Waters of Java, Eastern Indian Ocean Agus Sudaryanto
14.00 –14.15 R3-5:  Lead Heavy Metal Contamination in the Soil Around the Used Battery Smelting Industry Ridwan Fauzi, Muhamad Yusup Hidayat, Bambang Hindratmo, and Siti Masitoh
14.15. – 14.30 R3-6:  Contamination by Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Marine Fish Collected from Southern Waters of Java, Eastern Indian Ocean Agus Sudaryanto
14.30 – 15.00 Discussion
15.00 – 15.15 Wrap up and closing



13.00 – 13.15

R4-1:  Potential Noise Annoyance from Ambient Air Quality Measurement using High Volume Air Sampler (HVAS Budi Purwanto Moderator : Rina Aprishanty

Notulen :

1.Elly Rahmi Tapriziah

2. Lania

13.15 – 13.30 R4-2:  Projection of Incinerators for Medical Waste Processing during a Pandemic: A Case Study of COVID-19 in Jakarta Province Melania Hanny Aryantie, Teguh Widodo, Resti Wahyuni, Budi Purwanto, and Muhamad Yusup Hidayat
13.30 – 13.45 R4-6:  Environmental Laboratories and Environmental Quality Data Availability during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Overview Sri Unon Purwati and Melania Hanny Aryantie
13.45 – 14.00 Yogya : Medical waste management at Idaman Hospital in Banjar baru during the covid -19 pandemic EL Silapurna
14.00 –14.15 Yogya: Land sustainability for public cemeteries in KHDTK Hambala: A Preliminary study on the Borrow-to-use forest Area With a cooperation Mechanism in Sumba,Indonesia G N Njurumana1, E Pujiono and O Hidayat
14.15. – 14.30 R4-3:  The Clean Indonesia National Movement: Perceptions and Attitudes of The Civil Servant regarding the Use of Tumbler # Plastic Wise Generation Ane Dwi septina, Mirna Aulia Pribadi, Yanto Rochmayanto, Kushartati Budiningsih
14.30 – 15.00 R4-5:  Vertical Forest: an Alternative Solution for Green Open Space Development in Urban Areas Mirna Aulia Pribadi
15.00 – 15.30 Discussion
15.30 15.45 Wrap up and closing