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Community-based water supplies in Cikarang, Indonesia: are they sustainable?

journal contribution
posted on 01.05.2018, 00:00 authored by Raden Ajeng Koesoemo Roekmi, Bas BaskaranBas Baskaran, Lloyd ChuaLloyd Chua
Community-based water supply (CBWS) is an example of how a community manages common pool resources (CPR). This results in an alternative approach to solve water supply problems in developing countries by enhancing community participation in managing water supply. This research evaluates the sustainability of five CBWS projects in Cikarang, Indonesia by using Ostrom's design principles, with additional sustainability factors found in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on drinking water and groundwater sustainability. Quinn et al. (2007) criteria were used in the analysis, and the results show that the management of four CBWS institutions were absent and one CBWS institution was weak. With regards to the SDG's drinking water target, the CBWS institutions were unable to comply with safe water standards, and in terms of groundwater sustainability, efforts to monitor and sustain groundwater tables were absent. Results from this research suggest that more focus must be placed on water quality and groundwater sustainability for CBWS projects.

History

Journal

Natural resources forum

Volume

42

Issue

2

Pagination

108 - 122

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0165-0203

eISSN

1477-8947

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, The Authors