Adaptation strategies for flood mitigation in pahang river basin

Nor Diana Mohd Idris, Chamhuri Siwar, Rospidah Ghazali, Nurul Ashikin Alias

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Abstract

This chapter explores the ways in which residents in Pekan, Kuantan and Temerloh districts dealt with extreme floods in the Pahang River Basin. The data were based on a survey of 602 respondents who were affected by the floods, using a set of questionnaire in a face-to-face interview conducted in June 2015. Results of the study show that the flood has destructed the livelihood, crops and small business activities of the affected communities. Vulnerabilities of the communities are linked to the lack of flood warning, land-lessness, unstable housing and food insecurity, in addition to female-headed households with financial burden. Community empowerment is necessary for recovering and reducing the loss and damages incurred and improving the quality of life. The prevention and coping measures aim to reduce risk of disasters for the communities in areas that are most vulnerable and less resilient. Flood preparedness is a good preventive measure to limit the negative impacts of extreme flooding in the future. Upgrading of communication system, diversification of income and strengthening of social institution networks are most appropriately recommended for flood adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Volume20
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270

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Catchments
mitigation
river basin
Rivers
female headed household
empowerment
quality of life
Disasters
Crops
disaster
Communication systems
vulnerability
flooding
income
damage
crop
food
Industry

Keywords

  • Adaptation strategies
  • Flood
  • Flood mitigation
  • Pahang River Basin
  • Preparedness
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Idris, N. D. M., Siwar, C., Ghazali, R., & Alias, N. A. (2018). Adaptation strategies for flood mitigation in pahang river basin. In Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management (pp. 1-12). (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 20). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-726220180000020009

Adaptation strategies for flood mitigation in pahang river basin. / Idris, Nor Diana Mohd; Siwar, Chamhuri; Ghazali, Rospidah; Alias, Nurul Ashikin.

Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2018. p. 1-12 (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Idris, NDM, Siwar, C, Ghazali, R & Alias, NA 2018, Adaptation strategies for flood mitigation in pahang river basin. in Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, vol. 20, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-726220180000020009
Idris NDM, Siwar C, Ghazali R, Alias NA. Adaptation strategies for flood mitigation in pahang river basin. In Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2018. p. 1-12. (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-726220180000020009
Idris, Nor Diana Mohd ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Ghazali, Rospidah ; Alias, Nurul Ashikin. / Adaptation strategies for flood mitigation in pahang river basin. Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2018. pp. 1-12 (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management).
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