Issues of climate change and water resources in Peninsular Malaysia: The case of north Kedah

Mohd. Ekhwan Toriman, Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Muhammad Barzani Gasim, Sharifah Mastura Syed Abdullah, Nor Azlina Abdul Aziz

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Abstract

The increasing human demand for water makes "urban water" an issue: water resources and services, including public water supply, availability of water resources, and future water projections. The northern region of Malaysia's Kedah State has suffered from an extremely serious water deficiency for decades. Aside from the physical dimension of climate change, unlimited industrial enlargement, extensive agricultural irrigation, and the continuing improvement of living standards constitute the main factors in the human dimension that influence the changing balance between water supply and demand. This research note focuses on research carried out in the Kubang Pasu and Padang Terap regions with the aim of obtaining clear information on the availability of potential water resources. Current water resource conditions and future water-supply projections are discussed in the context of water supply and demand characteristics. The resulting demand/supply schemes may be useful in forecasting water demand in the area as well as actual water supply, particularly from Tok Kassim River.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-94
Number of pages8
JournalArab World Geographer
Volume12
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

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research focus
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Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Hydraulic model
  • Water demand
  • Water resources
  • Water supply
  • XP-SWMM

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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Issues of climate change and water resources in Peninsular Malaysia : The case of north Kedah. / Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline; Gasim, Muhammad Barzani; Syed Abdullah, Sharifah Mastura; Aziz, Nor Azlina Abdul.

In: Arab World Geographer, Vol. 12, No. 1-2, 03.2009, p. 87-94.

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