Erosion and sediment control plans to minimize impacts of housing construction activities on water resources in Malaysia

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Coastal and highland region with high and specific ecological capabilities is suitable for urban development. With rapid development without carrying-out environmental impact assessment in the coastal and highland region might impose adverse effects on the environmental quality of the water body. Pollution of the water body, and also the water body-dependent natural resources has caused concerns for people who live on the coast of the water body. Construction sector plays a significant role in urban development. It provides direct means to the development and expansion of activities; however at the same time is a major consumer of physical and natural resources and a polluter to the environment. Almost all developments are likely to lead to some soil erosion. Bare eroding slopes and drains chocked with sediment can often be observed at construction sites in developing areas. Soil erosion may result in a significant increase in sediment loads to receiving waters. This paper is carried out to monitor water resources quality in coastal and highland region during construction phases in Malaysia by minimizing erosion and sedimentation, reduce impacts from other chemical constituents, and install appropriate measures to reduce impacts on downstream waterways from projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-470
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Construction activity
  • Erosion and sediment control plans
  • Water resources pollution

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