Social learning in facing challenges of sustainable development

A case of Langat River Basin, Malaysia

Mazlin Mokhtar, Mohd. Ekhwan Toriman, Abdullah Abraham Hossain

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Abstract

This study explains the findings of the research on implementation of Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) in Langat river basin, Malaysia. This study utilized institutional analysis and development framework to identify institutional challenges associated with IRBM implementation in the study area. Three categories of action arena were defined and scope for stakeholder participation in decision making was identified. This analysis revealed that polycentric institutional arrangements under Federal administration are capable to coordinate and integrate river basin management by extending the scope for iterative learning processes that could address institutional challenges for adaptive and ecosystem based management approaches. Using stakeholder interview data, binary logit regression model and ordinal regression model analyses were carried out to find out present effect of influencing factors of IRBM implementation and outcome of present learning environment in study area. R2 value for these model analyses were 0.41 and 0.27, respectively at 1% significance level. It was found that social learning could significantly influence IRBM implementation in the study area (Odd ratio for social learning was 17.11). It has opened up scope for future research in the study area. Finding of this study is envisaged to be useful to those who are concerned to strategize IRBM and sustainable development and further research on LRB and else where.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-443
Number of pages10
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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river basins
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ecosystems
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Keywords

  • Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework
  • Langat river basin
  • Malaysia
  • Regression model
  • Social learning
  • Sustainable development

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  • General
  • Engineering(all)

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Social learning in facing challenges of sustainable development : A case of Langat River Basin, Malaysia. / Mokhtar, Mazlin; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan; Hossain, Abdullah Abraham.

In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 6, 2010, p. 434-443.

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