21 Feb 2014
Cited as one of the 10 worst polluted places on earth, the Citarum River remains a significant yet toxic source of water for both the West Java capital of Bandung and Greater Jakarta, home to nearly 35 million people.

While work to clean up the river is ongoing, a new report from the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) could boost those efforts, showing that long-term investments could improve the river’s water quality and bring significant returns for investors. 

The technical paper, Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, presents an economic assessment of interventions to improve the river’s water quality. 

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