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Mitigating river basin development using landscaping measures

Salleh, Dani and Mariyappan, Raman (2010) Mitigating river basin development using landscaping measures. In: 1st National Symposium on Resilience, Vulnerabiltity and Adaption to the Climate Changes Threat, 28-29 July 2010, Department of Geography, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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During the last decade public concern for environmental issues has included demands to revert the rivers back to their natural look. Major urban river management measurement had taken place during the last decade. These measures include the Water Pollution Control law, Comprehensive Flood Control Measures plan, and River Beautification Program. While, the main purpose of river improvement (beautification) is to control flood as efficiently as possible. The river beautification program has been expanded to cover the full length of the river. Under these projects preservation and improvement of river, a high priority was given in considering development proposal of large development. Increasing the public concern over the demand of utilization of public water bodies for recreational purposes requires the relevant authorities expanding the greenery and beautification measures in mitigating the urban rivers. Therefore, a systematic preservation and restoration of urban rivers by the responsible agency for river management should play main role in establishing the plan for river environment management. The direction of these measures over the years is towards the management of both flood and ordinary flow in rivers. by integrated planning and management of urban development. The discussion in this paper treating Malaysia's experience as a case study outlines development of urban water management and the efforts by respective authorities towards preparing integrated water management in the country. At the end of this paper, suggestions will be made on how the local authorities can play their roles for a friendly monitoring of land development besides stimulating development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by University of Malaya Centre for Climate Affairs (UMCCA) and the Department of Geography, University of Malaya
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 01:49
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2011 01:31

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