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Indonesia: Papua Province, Kaïmana, Water Supply for the village of URISA


The primary objective of the EDEN'R project is to contribute to the access to essential drinking water services of these populations through the rational use of natural water resources. The first pilot site is located in the village of Urisa, located at the entrance to the biodiversity reserve of the region of Kaïmana and partner of the scientific project Lengguru. Located upstream from the bay of Arguni, the village of Urisa has nearly 270 inhabitants. Each family feeds on rainwater and lights up thanks to a generator for a few hours a day if their income allows them.

The EDEN'R project consists in establishing the infrastructure supplying drinking water to the inhabitants of Urisa village from a natural source of water identified 8km upstream. Pick-up, pumping and water routing will require electrical power to supply pumps. The village does not benefit from electrical energy, this energy would be supplied by photovoltaic panels.

To ensure the sustainability of the facilities, a training component is essential. It will then be necessary to give the organizational and technical bases necessary to make this pilot project, a sustainable project, reproducible on other villages and carried out by the local actors in an autonomous way.

Experts-Solidaires and the association HAMAP Humanitaire are collaborating to set up this project.


  • A collection and filtration device
  • A reserve of water in height in the village fed by a solar device (2 kWp)
  • A pipe in HDPE, diameter 63, PN16, over 9 km, which will be installed on the massif for one part and in the bed of the river for another part.
  • A network feeding the village 2.5 km long in diameter 63 mm
  • Private conduits and connections to homes (62 families)


  • 270 inhabitants of the village of Urisa have access to drinking water
  • Development of tourism activities in the region


  • Improving health
  • Reduced access costs to water
  • An ability to implement eco-tourism actions to develop the economy
  • An environment preserved by the use of solar energy instead of gasoil
  • An example of village water supply based on clean and sustainable solutions
  • Improved overall water resources management in the Kaimana region


  • Association of the villagers of Urisa
  • Lobo Water Committee
  • Kébupaten of Kaimana (Papua) and its local government
  • The PT Pipa Design Office
  • HAMAP Humanitarian Committee of Toulouse
  • Partners of the scientific project LENGGURU:
  • IRD - Hydro-sciences laboratory Montpellier -France
  • University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse
  • Sorong Polytechnic School (Western Province Papua) - Indonesia
  • LIPI Institute of Science (Indonesia)
  • Embassy of France -IFI (Jakarta - Indonesia): contact with the decentralized cooperation officer


This project is currently in the process of raising funds

Additional Info

  • Pays: Indonésie
  • Localisation: Kaïmana
  • Domaines:
  • Demandeur: Commune de Kaïmana
  • Budget: 340 000 EUR