Department of Geography Faculty of mathematics & natural sciences UI supported by Agency Geospatial Information (BIG) held a national seminar seminar on Monday (10/3/2018) at Building B, FMIPA UI Depok.
With the theme of “Sustainable Development”, this national seminar invites experts as keynote speakers, Prof. Dr. Ir. Hasanuddin Abidin Zainal, M. Sc. Eng. (Head of Geospatial Information Agency), Dr. Ir. Abdul Kamarzuki, MPM (Director General of Spatial, Ministry of ATR/BPN), Dr. Muhammad Dimyati M.Sc. (Director General of the Strengthening of Research and Development, Ministry of Research and Technology of High Education), Raldi Hendro Koestoer, Drs., M.Sc., Ph.d., APU. (Expert Staff Coordinating Ministry of Economy), and Ir. Bernardus Wisnu Widjaya, M. Sc. (Deputy Field of Prevention and Preparedness, the BNPB).
Sustainable development is a concept of long-term development. In this concept, a development that is done should meet the requirements now (short term), but not sacrificing the fulfillment of the needs of future generations.
However, the concept of development is rarely applied in Indonesia. Social and environmental aspects, in the concept of development in Indonesia was less cared for so as to cause a lot of harm experienced by the country. The lack of clean water for agriculture due to water sources contaminated industrial waste, flood or drought benca na is the impact of the development that did not put forward the concept of sustainability.
Geography, as an aspect of the study of the physical and non-physical area, offering a holistic enough development device. With the use of the science of geography, development becomes integrated between the management of physical and human management in it.
Results of the study such as geographic characteristics of rocks, plant characteristics, characteristics of the climate, and the behavior of people in a region, using geographical analysis methods, referable policy-making government regulation local.
Dr. rer. nat. Abdul Haris as the Dean of the FMIPA UI, in his speech said that the science of Geography plays a role in shaping the concept of holistic development that proposes the integration of all aspects, both physical and non-physical. “With the increasing awareness of the use of the science of geography in the development process, the expected development in Indonesia is not only the sheer side of economic development, but also think about the social and environmental impact of a process development, “he said.