Health Behavior Models in Utilizing Water Resources to Tidal Waters Community

Vieronica Varbi Sununianti, Tri Agus Susanto, Diana Dewi Sartika

Abstract

Water is a basic need of all living things, including human. However, living in tidal areas with large bodies of water does not necessarily mean a society can fulfill their need for water. This happened in Maura Padang sub-district, Indonesia. A large number of areas are peat bogs and deltas of the Musi river. The water sources are acidic, smelly, sticky, and unfit for consumption. This attracted researcher to analyze public health behavior based on water resource utilization in daily needs. It is descriptive qualitative research through interviews, FGD, observations, and study documents. Researchers interviewed migrants, natives, medical workers, communities, and religious leaders. The results found that migrant communities can survive in this area. Nevertheless, part of them return to their hometown since they’re unable to adapt to the physical environment. Government programs contribute artificial water reservoirs for families and communities. Due to limitations of water resources, they use rainwater for household consumption and ground water (river, well, and ditch water) to flush their yard, wash their food and clothes, and bathe. Socioeconomic status and environment impact health behavior, including such treatment. This paper is beneficial for residents in tidal areas, the Banyuasin District health office and the University in providing socialization, promoting health living and help the fulfillment of clean water.

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Sununianti V., Susanto T. and Sartika D. (2017). Health Behavior Models in Utilizing Water Resources to Tidal Waters Community.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 277-280. DOI: 10.5220/0007096702770280


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icse17,
author={Vieronica Varbi Sununianti and Tri Agus Susanto and Diana Dewi Sartika},
title={Health Behavior Models in Utilizing Water Resources to Tidal Waters Community},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={277-280},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007096702770280},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,
TI - Health Behavior Models in Utilizing Water Resources to Tidal Waters Community
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Sununianti V.
AU - Susanto T.
AU - Sartika D.
PY - 2017
SP - 277
EP - 280
DO - 10.5220/0007096702770280