Local Wisdom-Based Stories in Conserving Water Resources

Dian Novita Dewi, Irene Nany Kusumawardani, Alies Poetri Lintangsari


Along with the rapid development of technology, local wisdom tends to run into marginalization so that it is completely lost (Choesin, 2002 cited in Rasna & Tantra, 2017). The local wisdom should be able to become a milestone in the community in order to preserve the cultural heritage and the natural resources. Meanwhile, a transformation towards sustainability is urgently needed for our planet, and every other living thing on it including the resources it provides. Therefore, this study aims at exploring the local wisdoms that still exist and develops at several springs in Singosari Malang. Locations were chosen based on the profile of the springs which still have good management based on the local wisdom that are passed on through generations. The springs include Sumber Biru and Sumber Nagan in Gunungrejo village, Singosari District Malang. The research approach used is ethnographic research. Interviews, focused discussions, and documentation were the techniques used to collect the data. The result is descriptively presented in a form of a history of the springs which is retold in the form of short story.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.26905/lw.v12i1.3646


local wisdom, stories, water resources, sustainability


Danandjaja, James. (1986). Foklor Indonesia, Ilmu Gosip, Dongeng dan lain-lain.Jakarta: Grafiti Press.

Hasbiah, Astri. (2015). Analysis of Local Wisdom as an Environmental Conservation Strategy in Indonesia. Sampurasun e-Jurnal Vol. 01, No. )1 December 2015. Retrieved in http://journal.unpas.ac.id/index.php/sampurasun/article/view/19. Accessed on 14 January 2020 [77]

Local Wisdom-Based Stories in Conserving Water Resources

Dian Novita Dewi, Irene Nany Kusumawardani, Alies Poetri Lintangsari

Herminingrum, S., & Junining, E. (2016). Socio-Cultural Life Of Kelud People In Connecting With Traditional Mitigation Effort Based On Local Wisdom. International Journal of Social and Local Economic Governance, 2(2), 127-135.


Liliweri, Prof. Dr. A. (2014). Pengantar Studi Kebudayaan. Bandung: Nusa Media.

Pitaloka, D.A. (2016). Telaga Purbadi Era Singosari dan Majapahit. Retrieved in https://www.terakota.id/telaga-purba-di-era-singosari-dan-majapahit/.

Rasna, I.W &Tantra, D.K. (2017). Reconstruction of Local Wisdom for Character Education through the Indonesian Language Learning: An Ethno-pedagogical Method. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 1229-1235, December 2017. Retrieved inhttp://www.academypublication.com/ojs/index.php/tpls/article/download/tpls071212291235/1336

Sumarmi. (2015). Local Wisdom of OsingPeople in Conserving Water Resources. Jurnal Komunitas 7 (1) (2015): 43-51. DOI: 10.15294/komunitas.v7i1.3429. Retrieved in http://journal.unnes.ac.id/nju/index.php/komunitas.

Suprapto, R. H. (2015). Kitab Petuah Warisan Leluhur Jawa. Yogyakarta: Laksana.

Full Text: PDF


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Indexing by

width="150" crossref

Index Copernicus International (ICI)

In collaboration with

Image result for iplbi

Local Wisdom Scientific Online Journal (LWSOJ)

Center for Local Wisdom Studies of University of Merdeka Malang
(Pusat Studi Kearifan Lokal Universitas Merdeka Malang)
Department of Architecture

Mailing Address:

Address: Jl. Puncak Jaya No. 36, Malang, Indonesia, 65146
Email: lwsoj17@gmail.com

Creative Commons License