Rural-Urban Linkage and Local Government Capacity in Coping With Water Crisis: A Brief Note From Indonesia
Proceedings of the International Conference of Democratisation in Southeast Asia (ICDeSA 2019)
This article discusses rural-urban linkage and local government capacity in coping with water crises in Indonesian context. Water security problems often connect with flood, drought, and other catastrophises that occur globally. These issues closely relate to multiple problems, including economic burden, urbanization, other health and social related problems that mostly affect the life chances of women, children and vulnerable groups. This research refers to the work of Darian-Smith and McCarty (2017) who argue that development perspectives ought to place rural and urban areas in a bounded entity as an integrated development approach. The integrated approach is in line with the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. This study focuses on the complexity of the needs of the vulnerable community groups concerning water insecurity and how local government address the issues in Citarum Watershed, West Java.
- Ida Widianingsih
- Caroline Paskarina