End of August 2015, participants of the International seminar on strategy for urban building resilience through DRM and CCA, visited to Pusdakota Ubaya. Field Trip is a series of seminars which co-operation between University of Wijaya Kusuma and BNPB that is supposed to deliver real experience to the participants on some of the initiatives undertaken to create urban resilience.

To achieve urban resilience, one that must be addressed and continue to be developed for the context of the city of Surabaya is consistency in waste management and greening. In Pusdakota, after being greeted by singing, participants were invited to learn the model and waste management technologies has been done.

About 60 participants with some participants from Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea are divided into two groups, one study in Pusdakota Ubaya, and another group invited to study with Pusdakota’s community who since the beginning initiate waste management and greening activities. Rungkut Lor region in the 2000s that there would be flooding, then the kampong leader and its cadres did mapping with Pusdakota Ubaya, and began the waste management activities. The process was not easy, sometimes failed, was also wrong and wanted to resign, but ultimately they still do. Only the challenge now is the process of maintaining of what they have done.

Despite the short visit, the experience on that day was expected to provide new and strengthen understanding and self-initiative on the participants to develop what they have learned in their respective places as the contribution to help building an urban resilience through disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA).