Institutional concerns towards integrated water resources management in Malaysia

Tan Kok Weng, Mazlin Mokhtar, Md Abdullah Abraham Hossain

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Abstract

Freshwater which includes rivers and wetlands are amongst the most diverse and complex ecosystems in Malaysia. Rivers play a major role in shaping and influencing the development of Malaysia's economy as well as the cultures of people. The rapid economic growth, urbanization and industrialization in recent decades have increased pressure on water resources and the environment. To safeguard the finite and vulnerable water resources, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is promoted through appropriate institutional frameworks. Institutional change is a prerequisite for successful IWRM planning and implementation. However, this paradigm shift demands a wide range of institutional and administrative changes which may remain a challenge to Malaysian policy makers. Thus, it is critical to analyse current water institutional framework and management mechanisms within IWRM to create the conditions necessary for sustainable water resources management in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitutional Aspects of Water Management: Evaluating the Experience
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages109-127
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781614703952
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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Malaysia
water
institutional framework
management
resources
water resource
paradigm shift
river
industrialization
economic growth
urbanization
wetland
management planning
institutional change
water resources management
ecosystem
paradigm
economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Weng, T. K., Mokhtar, M., & Hossain, M. A. A. (2012). Institutional concerns towards integrated water resources management in Malaysia. In Institutional Aspects of Water Management: Evaluating the Experience (pp. 109-127). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Institutional concerns towards integrated water resources management in Malaysia. / Weng, Tan Kok; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Hossain, Md Abdullah Abraham.

Institutional Aspects of Water Management: Evaluating the Experience. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012. p. 109-127.

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Weng, TK, Mokhtar, M & Hossain, MAA 2012, Institutional concerns towards integrated water resources management in Malaysia. in Institutional Aspects of Water Management: Evaluating the Experience. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 109-127.
Weng TK, Mokhtar M, Hossain MAA. Institutional concerns towards integrated water resources management in Malaysia. In Institutional Aspects of Water Management: Evaluating the Experience. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2012. p. 109-127
Weng, Tan Kok ; Mokhtar, Mazlin ; Hossain, Md Abdullah Abraham. / Institutional concerns towards integrated water resources management in Malaysia. Institutional Aspects of Water Management: Evaluating the Experience. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012. pp. 109-127
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