Collective Action in Lake Management (CALM): An Indonesian stocktake

A.Y. Abdurrahim*, F. Farida, R.R. Sari, M. Van Noordwijk, H. Yogaswarai, S. Adiwibowo, A.H. Dharmawan

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More than 500 lakes in Indonesia have been recognized as important parts of local economies and, at least in some cases, identity, but there is little literature on resource management and collective action. By reviewing literature and using a 'serious game', this paper aims to (1) review some of the currently used generic frameworks for understanding collective action in natural resource management, (2) recount some experiences in supporting collective action in Lake Singkarak, Sumatra and (3) describe early steps in using 'serious games' developed elsewhere to increase stakeholder understanding of how upstream land management affects lake quality and functions. Some important findings are that collective action is an important key to sustainable natural resources management and the lake as a complex social-ecological system also requires collective action of multi-stakeholders from upstream to downstream. We recommend the use of DPSIR and Javanese 'gunungan' frameworks together with 'serious game' to identify socio-ecological problems and build multi-stakeholder collective action. Based on our initial research experience in Lake Singkarak, this combination of methods has succeeded in finding various problems, especially different types of knowledge, ways of knowing, and learning styles from multi-stakeholders. These problems are then used as a basis for finding and forming a common understanding which is then transformed into collective action in lake management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherIOP Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2021
Event2020 International Conference on Ocean and Earth Science, ICOES 2020 - Jakarta Selatan, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Nov 202020 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
ISSN (Print)1755-1307


Conference2020 International Conference on Ocean and Earth Science, ICOES 2020
CityJakarta Selatan, Virtual


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