MERAJUT HIDUP DARI BENGOK Pola-Pola Pemanfaatan Bengok (Eceng Gondok) Di Sekitar Danau Rawa Pening Dalam Perspektif Pembangunan Berkelanjutan.

Alvianto Wahyudi Utomo


Rawa Pening is one of the 500 lakes in Indonesia, but has the condition of ecological
demage quite severe when compared with other lakes. This is because of the
uncontrollable weed water plants growth that covers most of the Lake Rawa Pening.
Previous research shows, in 2002 weed water plants population in Lake Rawa Pening has
reached 20% - 30% surface its waters – or area of 150 Ha, and growing each year. There
are efforts to control and eradicate the weed, but do not show significant result. On the
other hand, there are people who take advantages of weed water plants to adequate their
economic social life. They used with various patterns of utilization of giving substantial
economic value themselves in accordance with the pattern of the utilization of that done.
This research examines abaut the utilization of weed water plants or water plants or
water hyacinth, in the perspective of sustainable development concept, using qualitative
methods and types of research descriptive. The source of the data in this research is
societies that utilize water hyacinth as a source of their livelihood by doing observation
and interview, beside supported with data skunder.
The concept of sustainable development focus of the balance of economic aspects, social
and environment. The utilization of water hyacinth as craft products, and the utilization
of peat land as fertilizer or growing media fungus is expected to slightly resolve the
problem of ecological in Rawa Pening, besides give economic benefits and resolve social
issues, namely give jobs for the community.
Keywords: Lake Rawa Pening, weed water plants or water hyacinth, Patterns of
untilization of Water Hyancinth, Sustainable Development

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