INTRODUCING ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (EDCs) CONTAMINATION TO MULTI-STAKEHOLDERS IN BRANTAS RIVER BASIN

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) isn’t popular environmental issue for local governments and civil society organization. Introducing EDCs contamination is an important step, particularly in Brantas river basin where the data of EDCs contamination and the impact on fish reproduction was clear. The fact that EDCs contamination in the downstream area has induced intersexuality in 20% of Java barb (Barbonymus gonionotus) male population shown accumulation effect of it.

The discussion was held on July 17th 2016 at Bonnet Hotel, where the participants consists of government institution, civil society organization (CSOs), and schools. The aimed for the meeting was to increase participant knowledge and awareness on EDCs contamination and introducing IndoWater CoP works on EDCs pollution management. Sharing experience and knowledge on water sampling technique and data management at 3 government institutions (Brantas river basin organization, East Java EPA, and Fisheries agency) is an important action. For EPA and Brantas RBO or (BBWS Brantas) to synchronize their sampling technique is important to gain more valid and representative data. Two keynote speakers on the discussion were Rob Koudstaal and Prof. Win Darmanto. Win Darmanto, a professor in endocrinology, sharing his research on health impact of plasticizer exposure on laboratory animals. While Rob Koudstaal presented the water quality modelling on Surabaya river management.