Gamahidro team consists of three students of Civil Engineering UGM, which Hadid Widiantoro, Rizky Dhewandaru, and Eldiansyah Mahendra won first prize in the race Dam Innovation Contest at the University of Diponegoro. The event was held on 6-7 November 2016 in Semarang.
At the start of the competition, the participants were asked to submit proposals containing race dam design concept complete with all the necessary calculations. Then elected four finalists who made it through to the next stage and were invited to Semarang to present the work that has been delivered complete with a model of a design model designed. Besides UGM, three other teams from the University of Diponegoro who successfully passed the 2 teams and one team from the Bandung Institute of Technology. After the presentation, the finalists are given a few questions by 3 jury and given a case study related to dam failure.
On the following day, the finalists are required to attend the expo organized by the committee for showing the work of each finalist. The visitors who come presented the results of work of the finalists was very impressive. Then visitors can give a vote at the expo for the work that interests them. The results of this vote is also used as an assessment to determine the champion.
“The innovations that we provide is the dam that is friendly to the people of Indonesia. Typically, a dam in Indonesia is very closed and not just anyone who can get into the dam area. Here we make a dam as a vehicle for education and entertainment for the community to build a restaurant on the body of the dam and take advantage of water storage reservoirs as a medium for the conservation of freshwater fauna threatened with extinction, “Hadid said, Sunday (7/11) at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Diponegoro ,
Hadid added, because the dam is located on the border designed Majalengka regency and Sumedang district, top of the dam will be made the highway that connects the two districts and provided also pedestrian street for visitors.
“In addition, the building hydroelectric plants located in the dam will be our traditional house designs like West Java, which Kesepuhan Cirebon. Why? Because the dam is still in the area of Cirebon Sultanate and also as a tourist attraction on this dam, “he explained.