Sustainable water resources management and potential development of multi-purpose dam

The case of Malaysia

Khai Ern Lee, S. M. Shahabudin, Mazlin Mokhtar, Y. K. Choy, Thian Lai Goh, Norbert Simon

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Abstract

As water scarcity increases globally due to rapid population growth, unsustainable use, water degradation and climate change, water security is increasingly becoming a serious and growing concern. Sustainable water resources management and development are central to addressing this pressing concern. One of the ways forward is through the development of multi-purpose dams. However, dam development is often mired with controversies over its environmental and social impacts. It is anticipated that multi-purpose dam development is going to gain attention in Malaysia; the question at issue is not only about the multi-purpose dam development per se, but the sustainable water resources management. This article attempts to discuss water security issues in the Malaysian context, the needs for sustainable water resources management and environmentally sustainable multi-purpose dam development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2323-2347
Number of pages25
JournalApplied Ecology and Environmental Research
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Multi-purpose dam
  • Social
  • Sustainable water resources management
  • Water security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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