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SDG 14 : Life Below Water

Maintaining natural resources, especially those available in the FIB UI environment, will support the teaching and learning process. Fresh air in a clean green environment, clean water, and good sanitation and hygiene are the main parts of the ecosystem that maintains the health of everyone at FIB UI. Therefore, FIB UI makes efforts, including educating the academic community to save water and electricity, building energy-saving facilities and infrastructure based on a solar system, maintaining cleanliness and nutrition of the food provided in the canteen, etc.

14.2 Supporting aquatic ecosystems through education

14.2.1 Fresh-water ecosystems (community outreach)

Offer educational programmes on fresh-water ecosystems (water irrigation practices, water management/conservation) for local or national communities.

14.2.2 Sustainable fisheries (community outreach)

Offer educational programme or outreach for local or national communities on sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.

14.2.3 Overfishing (community outreach)

Offer educational outreach activities for local or national communities to raise awareness about overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices.

14.3 Supporting aquatic ecosystems through action

14.3.1 Conservation and sustainable utilisation of the oceans (events)

Support or organise events aimed to promote conservation and sustainable utilisation of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and marine resources.

14.3.2 Food from aquatic ecosystems (policies)

Have a policy to ensure that food on campus that comes from aquatic ecosystems is sustainably harvested.

14.3.3 Maintain ecosystems and their biodiversity (direct work)

Work directly (research and/or engagement with industries) to maintain and extend existing ecosystems and their biodiversity, of both plants and animals, especially ecosystems under threat.

14.3.4 Technologies towards aquatic ecosystem damage prevention (direct work)

Work directly (research and/or engagement with industries) on technologies or practices that enable marine industry to minimise or prevent damage to aquatic ecosystems.

14.4 Water sensitive waste disposal

14.4.1 Water discharge guidelines and standards

Have water quality standards and guidelines for water discharges (to uphold water quality in order to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and human health and welfare).

14.4.2 Action plan to reducing plastic waste

Have an action plan in place to reduce plastic waste on campus.

14.4.3 Reducing marine pollution (policy)

Have a policy on preventing and reducing marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities.

14.5 Maintaining a local ecosystem

14.5.1 Minimizing alteration of aquatic ecosystems (plan)

Have a plan to minimise physical, chemical and biological alterations of related aquatic ecosystems.

14.5.2 Monitoring the health of aquatic ecosystems

Monitor the health of aquatic ecosystems.

14.5.3 Programs towards good aquatic stewardship practices

Develop and support programmes and incentives that encourage and maintain good aquatic stewardship practices.

14.5.4 Collaboration for shared aquatic ecosystems

Collaborate with the local community in efforts to maintain shared aquatic ecosystems.

14.5.5 Watershed management strategy

Have implemented a watershed management strategy based on location specific diversity of aquatic species.