Water Bringers: The West's Indonesia Experiment
Denver, CO (Vocus) March 10, 2009
A growing partnership between the American Water Works Association and the Indonesian association of water utilities will be featured on national television on the HDNet weekly documentary- news program "World Report." The segment, "Water Bringers: The West's Indonesia Experiment" will air during the week of March 9 at the times listed below.
Indonesia's water supply sector hopes to add some 20 million connections by 2015 to a water infrastructure that currently reaches only 40 percent of the urban population and 19 percent of the rural population. However, the country's utilities are plagued by debt and a culture that is unfamiliar with paying tariffs that cover the full cost of the service.
An initiative sponsored by the World Bank, with AWWA in the forefront, is attempting to bring access to more clean water for Indonesians. As the segment highlights, the effort must overcome politics, poverty, and a culture often resistant to change in order to be successful.
The program, reported by correspondent Greg Dobbs, can be seen by viewers with high definition TV anywhere in the United States and Canada on most cable systems and major satellite systems.
Tue., Mar. 10: 9:00 PM ET
Wed., Mar. 11: 12:00 AM ET (Midnight Tuesday night ET)
Wed., Mar. 11: 9:00 AM ET
Fri., Mar. 13: 9:00 AM ET
Wed., Mar. 18: 9:00 AM ET
Also, by Wednesday night the program will be available at the iTunes store. Viewers should type "HDNet World Report" in the search box, and scroll to find the program entitled "Water Bringers." More information can be found at http://www.hd.net/worldreport.html.
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