As water scarcity becomes a global concern, sustainable irrigation is a topic not just for farmers, experts, and pedants; it’s a topic for the mainstream. In the United States, major aquifers are being drained at alarming rates, and there hasn’t been enough snow and rainfall to replenish used supply. Solutions to our current water crisis may be found in a Balinese practice going back to the 9th-century. Subak, a crossroads of culture, religion, and irrigation.
A major hospital project is currently underway in the area of Sanur, Bali. The construction portion of the project will cost about 220 billion Rp. ($15.09 million USD), and should be completed in April of 2017. The project is being assisted by Australia, including The Royal Darwin Hospital. The goal of the project is for the hospital in Bali to be just as good as the Darwin hospital in Australia. This will give a major boost to the healthcare capabilities on the island.