An appropriate institutional framework towards integrated water resources management in Pahang River Basin, Malaysia

Tan Kok Weng, Mazlin Mokhtar

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Abstract

Over the past five decades, rapid development and conversion of forest land into urban land in Pahang River Basin have led to water related problems such as solid wastes problem and degradation of water quality and quantity. This paper discussed the current institutional framework for planning and development in Pahang River Basin, Malaysia. This case study applied the literature background study and field survey. There is lack of provision to give a clear mandate for public participation in the local planning level and public representative could not be guaranteed in the local planning committee. Based on this Pahang River Basin case study, this paper further argues that the participation of local community needs to be strengthened from consultation level to the involvement level. This could be approached through joint management concept. Integrated approach on water resources management of river basin requires a full commitment from all levels of stakeholders. However, the understanding of the characteristics of the river basin both from the natural and human system aspects could not be neglected in planning and development process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-547
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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local planning
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Solid Waste
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solid wastes
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Keywords

  • Institutional framework
  • Integrated water resources management
  • Public participation

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