Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Gender Equality and Ecological Justice, GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

“Ngebleng” : From Corruptive Dams to Clean Water

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299660,
        author={Tukinu Tukinu and Teguh Prasetyo and Arianti R. Hunga and Soegeng Hardiyanto},
        title={“Ngebleng” : From Corruptive Dams to Clean Water},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Gender Equality and Ecological Justice, GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={GE2J},
        year={2020},
        month={8},
        keywords={corruption economic and social impacts good governance sustainable development ngebleng},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299660}
    }
    
  • Tukinu Tukinu
    Teguh Prasetyo
    Arianti R. Hunga
    Soegeng Hardiyanto
    Year: 2020
    “Ngebleng” : From Corruptive Dams to Clean Water
    GE2J
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299660
Tukinu Tukinu1, Teguh Prasetyo1, Arianti R. Hunga1,*, Soegeng Hardiyanto1
  • 1: Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana
*Contact email: Ina.hunga@uksw.edu

Abstract

The Penggung dam’s irrigation primary channel rehabilitation project was subjected to maintain the water supply for seven villages in Wonosegoro Sub District of Boyolali Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The corruption case occured during the project’s construction, however, had made the chanel functioned improperly. The poor quality of the infrastructure yielded, eventually, brought the communities in seven villages suffered severe drought during the dry season. The primary purpose of the study was to explain “Ngebleng” as a social strategy to attain freshwater employed by the villagers due to the compulsion of lack freshwater during the dry season. We employ ethnographical point of view to explain the strategy in the sustainable development context. The study concluded that ‘ngebleng’ as a social strategy employed by villagers to attain freshwater due to the dam’s malfunction as a result of good governance absenteism.