News: Article on the Perceptual Drivers of Bottled Water Consumption in Indonesia

An article by T Prasetiawan, A Nastiti, and BS Muntalif published in WIREs Water focuses on the perceptual drivers of bottled consumption in Indonesia. Today, bottled water is ‘the’ drinking water in Indonesia as its consumption rises significantly in the last decade. In the USA and Northern European countries where piped water system is reliable, the rising…

Institution: the old and the new

(by Anindrya Nastiti) Having gained its popularity in the last decades, the study of institutions encompasses a wide-range of disciplines: sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, and politics. Dominating political science in the early 20th centuries, the old institutionalisms focus on formal institutions such as government body and the state. Later, the seminal work of Meyer &…

Water Supply Challenges in the Developing World

(by Anindrya Nastiti) The financial investment for water supply has increased gradually since the United Nation’s water decades on the 80’s. It gained its momentum after the declaration of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly Target 7c: to halve the population without improved drinking water; the commitments translated into the numbers of domestic and foreign aids…

Multifaceted Access to Water

by Anindrya Nastiti. If you live in North American and European countries, getting water for drinking is as easy as open the faucet in your own home. But such a thing is a luxury for many people in the developing countries. Defining “access” to water supply is often problematic as there are many layers behind…