Germany: Traffic Police and Chemical Waste. The German Traffic Police stop and check heavy-goods vehicles using a risk-based targeting approach and regularly found leaking barrels of battery acid or other hazardous substances. Although the waste is temporarily confiscated to address the immediate danger, the case reports are rarely accepted for prosecution by criminal police units or the public prosecutor agency because, as noted by EnviCrimeNet, the incident is not a priority within those institutions.
The Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia was charged with assessing the effectiveness of water resources management activities for the Citarum River. From 2009 to 2012, the Audit Board met with a variety of agencies, experts, and stakeholders to assess the river basin’s water management. The Audit Board used advanced technologies, including geographic information systems and water sampling, to assess land use and land cover and to identify likely sources of water pollution.
“Publish What You Pay Indonesia” is an innovative example of the integration of access to information with public participation in environmental monitoring and enforcement. This Android-based internet application enables the public to check the location of oil, gas, and mining concessions, the revenue they generate, and the social conditions in the surrounding area. It also ties to the government-run citizen complaint and information submission system, LAPOR.