FPIK, SEMARANG – The Service Team of the Department of Aquatic Resources, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK), Diponegoro University (UNDIP), held a series of activities with the Suko Makmur Tourism Awareness Group (Pokdarwis) in the Jatibarang Reservoir Area. The first service activity in the field of conservation is the provision of appropriate technology in the waste disposal system. The activity has the theme “Improving Sanitation as an Environmental Conservation Effort in Jatibarang Reservoir, Semarang” which was initiated by Dr. Aninditia Sabdaningsih. Furthermore, the second conservation service activity, Dr. Haeruddin and Arif Rahman, M.Si together with the team initiated the theme “Controlling Oil Pollution from Various Activities in the Jatibarang Reservoir”. The second conservation service activities were successfully carried out from October to November 2020.

This series of activities also supports and encourages community preparedness in facing the new normal order in the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Wiwiet Teguh Taufani, M.Si and the team carried out an activity with the theme “Socialization of Healthy Living Habits Movement” which was applied in making information boards related to health protocols for tourist visitors. According to Prof. Suradi Wijaya Saputra and his team, as an effort to strengthen the role of society in mitigating and adapting new habits, the provision of appropriate technology in the form of hand washing stations must be reproduced in the Jatibarang Reservoir Area.

Apart from washing hands, Churun’Ain, M.Si and the team through the Science and Technology Program for Assisted Villages (IDBU) have provided training in making hand soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant from Aloe Vera. Dr. Diah Ayuningrum and her team also invited residents around the reservoir to maintain health and immune resistance through the “Family Medicinal Plant Development (TOGA) program as an Effort to Improve the Immune System in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Now the new normal order has required Pokdarwis Suko Makmur to adapt to the tourism sector. Increasing the tourism sector is also the focus of service activities. In addition to increasing people’s income through the tourism sector, this activity also aims to increase the interest of tourist visitors to the Jatibarang Reservoir tourist attraction. Churun’Ain, M.Si with Dr. Suryanti and Nurul Latifah, M.Si brought the concept of education which was applied in the form of making ecotourism thematic maps and infographics of the Jatibarang Reservoir by utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.

Various service activities carried out by the Department of Aquatic Resources have supported the Sustainable Development Goals program number 1 No Poverty, 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth and 14 Life Below Water. (Dept. SDA).