Indonesia urban water governance: The interaction between the policy domain of urban water sector and actors network

Wahyu Mulyana, Eko Prasojo

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Abstract

The urban water cycle comprises surface water, groundwater, drinking water, and wastewater, which are managed separately by many actors at different levels of government. They have their own respective laws and operational regulations which could result in fragmented governance. Fragmented urban water governance could threaten the future sustainability of urban development. This paper aims to determine to what extent urban water governance in Indonesia's metropolitan cities experiences features of fragmented governance. This paper also identifies key actors of urban water governance network that have a significant role and responsibility in policy domain. A mixed method research approach was used, comprising both qualitative content analysis and quantitative social network analysis. The Bandung Metropolitan Area was chosen as a case study to test the urban water governance network. The research results reveal that Indonesia urban water governance network has a low network density, a low degree-based centrality, a low betweenness centrality and a high reachability. These results indicate that Indonesia urban water governance network is disconnected between actor in each subsector and the policy domain of urban water sector. Urban water governance is fragmented. Our research contribution is a method for measuring the degree of interaction between urban water stakeholders within the policy domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-218
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Actors' network
  • Social network analysis
  • Urban water governance
  • Urban water policy

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