Abstract—Water conservation is faced with three major problems, which include availability, use, and management. This requires a high level of formal education, as well as already existing societal indigenous knowledge. This qualitative research design recognized indigenous knowledge in the aspect of water conservation, and the object of this study included Besemah-Semende’s people living in three sub-districts. The result showed the following indigenous knowledge: tebat, calak badawan, tambak ayik, and bubus tebat. These result of this study can be deployed as as teaching materials in environmental science education.
Index Terms—Indigenous knowledge, water conservation, besemah-semende people.
The authors are with the Department of Biology Education, University of Sriwijaya, Indralaya, Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Meilinda, Khoiron Nazip, and Riyanto, "Indigenous Knowledge of Besemah-Semende‘s People on Water Conservation Resources," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 87-94, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).