Depok (ANTARA) - A team of students from the University of Indonesia (UI) won the 2021 Earth Science Week video contest organized for members of any AAPG Student Chapter in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Head of the Public Relations Bureau and KIP UI, Dra. Amelita Lusia, listed the six students in her written statement received here on Saturday. The winning team's members comprised Azzahra Karin Ayadzani as chairman and editor, Natasya Alia Zahran and Khalisha Shafa Yumnanisa as editor, Karina Sekar Arum as voice actress, and Nadia Shebrina and Savira Syahfitri as scriptwriters. They are students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UI.

This team is part of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG) Student Chapter (SC) of UI.

The team submitted as its entry a video titled "A Drop of Life" in keeping with the theme of the video contest "Water is Part of Life Around the World."

Ayadzani noted that the video, A Drop of Life, was motivated by the team's concern for the current condition of Indonesian waters.

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From a geographic point of view, Indonesia is a maritime country and the largest archipelago in the world. Oceans constitute some two-thirds of Indonesia's area, while the remaining one-third of the state is land. Thus, Indonesia possesses an abundance of water as its potential.

Ayadzani explained that they selected to put the spotlight on this issue to raise awareness of Indonesia's prospects as an archipelagic and maritime country, with abundance of water whose potential can be utilized optimally.

However, people had yet to fully capitalize on it, she noted. Ayadzani also stated that trash, such as micro-plastic waste and those released owing to flood disasters, had been found in almost all waters in Indonesia.

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"A Drop of Life" was considered a success, as it could describe how pollution had gravely compromised the quality of water sources in Indonesia. Moreover, the short video offered some suggestions to improve the condition that was deemed necessary for the sake of the people's welfare and well-being.

The video also incorporates points that are included in the world development agenda in the Sustainable Development Goals Program apart from detailing about earth or environmental issues.

The video, spanning two minutes and 57 seconds, was uploaded on the American Geosciences Institute's YouTube channel on December 16, 2021.

Ayadzani expects that the video "A Drop of Life" created by her team would motivate one and all to collectively contribute to environmental preservation in a sustainable manner and to be prudent in managing Indonesia's natural resources.

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