The role of natural capital for ecosystem: Focusing on water resource in Pahang, Malaysia

Md Anowar Hossain Bhuiyan, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail, Chamhuri Siwar, Rahmah Elfithri

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Abstract

Natural capital is stock of natural assets and environmental resources that provides useful goods and services for fulfilling present and future needs. Water is an important natural capital for ecosystem services in every country to ensure drinking, sanitation, navigation, fisheries, irrigation, recreation and commercial activities. About 95% of water source comes from inland rivers in Malaysia. The water resources of Pahang are very important natural capital for Malaysia. The present study analyzes the potential of water resources for ecosystem in Pahang. The study used secondary sources such as policies, acts, data and regulations from relevant ministries and agencies of the Malaysian Government. The scenario are revealing water supply will excess in Pahang according to demand until 2050. Water resource are potential for ecosystem service in Pahang in terms of economic and social well-being, necessary for development, ecological soundness, beneficial and agricultural use, preserve flora and fauna, support ecological habitats, protect wildlife resources, treasure of fishery resources, rich biological resources and socio-economic benefits. There are several initiatives such as ensure effective water management, give priority in policy making, keep the integrity of ecosystem and natural capital, preserve surface and ground water, identify water resources and establish protective forest system can be taken to protect and maintain the sustainable utilization of water resources of Pahang.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalLife Science Journal
Volume11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Water
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Recreation
Surface waters
Water supply
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Water Supply
Policy Making
Groundwater
Navigation
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Keywords

  • Ecosystem
  • Malaysia
  • Natural capital
  • Pahang
  • Water

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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The role of natural capital for ecosystem : Focusing on water resource in Pahang, Malaysia. / Bhuiyan, Md Anowar Hossain; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin; Siwar, Chamhuri; Elfithri, Rahmah.

In: Life Science Journal, Vol. 11, No. 5, 13, 2014, p. 97-101.

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Bhuiyan, MAH, Mohamad Ismail, S, Siwar, C & Elfithri, R 2014, 'The role of natural capital for ecosystem: Focusing on water resource in Pahang, Malaysia', Life Science Journal, vol. 11, no. 5, 13, pp. 97-101.
Bhuiyan, Md Anowar Hossain ; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Elfithri, Rahmah. / The role of natural capital for ecosystem : Focusing on water resource in Pahang, Malaysia. In: Life Science Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 11, No. 5. pp. 97-101.
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