Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stressed the importance of building water security and climate resilience through global cooperation at the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) in Bali on Wednesday.

Deputy for systems and strategy at the BNPB, Raditya Jati, said that climate change is one of the main sources of global water problems. Excessive rainfall due to climate change has caused floods and landslides in several countries, he said in a statement.

Therefore, it is time for global-level collaboration and synergy to find answers to water challenges and issues that have emerged in recent years, he said.

The 10th WWF led to this synergy, resulting in a ministerial declaration as the main outcome, accompanied by a concrete action plan, Jati said.

"The WWF's outcome can be seen in the ministerial declaration, one of which is the Center of Excellence (CoE) for water and climate change in the Asia-Pacific," he said.

Jati said that the BNPB strongly supports efforts to discuss current issues in sectors related to water. That way, political commitment to improving water management can be realized in the future.

The agency can contribute to the CoE by training future leaders and experts in the field of disaster mitigation.

"Indonesia will keep promoting this global synergy for the improvement of water management going forward," Jati added.

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