Institutional arrangement and legal framework for the management of watersheds in Malaysia

Goh Choo Ta, Mazlin Mokhtar, Khai Ern Lee, Lubna Alam

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Abstract

Abstract Due to inadequate planning, rapid development and urbanization have polluted watersheds. Hence, watersheds must be managed properly to ensure their sustainability, by taking into account the importance of landscape and ecology and different socio-economic conditions, culture and religion. Among others, one of the ways to enhance watershed management is via adequate institutional arrangement and legal framework. This chapter has selected Malaysia as a case study, and by focusing on the discharge of pollutants, this chapter demonstrates how both federal and state governments complement each other to strengthen the regulatory framework in preventing pollution in watersheds. While the federal government regulates the discharge from manufacturing processes, the state government regulates activities that are not covered by the federal government, such as aquaculture and farming.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management
Subtitle of host publicationJapan and Malaysia
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages123-133
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789811080906
ISBN (Print)9789811080890
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2018

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Federal Government
Malaysia
Watersheds
State Government
legislation
watershed
government and state
Aquaculture
Urbanization
regulatory framework
Religion
economic conditions
religion
Ecology
Agriculture
aquaculture
urbanization
manufacturing
Economics
sustainability

Keywords

  • Federal government
  • Legal framework
  • Malaysia
  • State government
  • Watershed management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Ta, G. C., Mokhtar, M., Lee, K. E., & Alam, L. (2018). Institutional arrangement and legal framework for the management of watersheds in Malaysia. In Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia (pp. 123-133). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8090-6_9

Institutional arrangement and legal framework for the management of watersheds in Malaysia. / Ta, Goh Choo; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Lee, Khai Ern; Alam, Lubna.

Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia. Springer Singapore, 2018. p. 123-133.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ta, GC, Mokhtar, M, Lee, KE & Alam, L 2018, Institutional arrangement and legal framework for the management of watersheds in Malaysia. in Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia. Springer Singapore, pp. 123-133. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8090-6_9
Ta GC, Mokhtar M, Lee KE, Alam L. Institutional arrangement and legal framework for the management of watersheds in Malaysia. In Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia. Springer Singapore. 2018. p. 123-133 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8090-6_9
Ta, Goh Choo ; Mokhtar, Mazlin ; Lee, Khai Ern ; Alam, Lubna. / Institutional arrangement and legal framework for the management of watersheds in Malaysia. Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia. Springer Singapore, 2018. pp. 123-133
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