Feb 14, 2016 Last Updated 2:05 AM, Feb 9, 2016

Managing village water

Managing village water

Two communities on the slopes of West Java’s Mount Ciremai try to take control of their water needs, in the face of stiff competition

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Empty seas and hard times

Empty seas and hard times

A community in western Bali hopes that government regulation and a shift to eco-tourism will save it from the decline of its traditional fishing industry

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