Urban hazards management: A case study of Langat river basin, Peninsular Malaysia

Nurfashareena Muhamad, Choun Sian Lim, Mohammad Imam Hasan Reza, Joy Jacqueline Pereira

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Abstract

The escalating impact of the disasters that occur in urban areas requires significant attention and planning in order to minimize vulnerability and disaster risk. However, efforts made to minimize disaster risk involves various disciplines, and can be viewed from numerous perspectives that need to be addressed in an integrated manner, and then effectively formulated to provide long term benefit. With the great potential of the GIS, incorporating both the physical and social aspects associated with disasters to reduce vulnerability will form a comprehensive disaster management operation. Therefore, this study aims to translate various hazardous information that is physical and socio-economic in nature into a comparable layer within a GIS platform to assess the study area in an integrated manner. We have conducted a study in the Upper-Langat river basin, Peninsular Malaysia, which has been experiencing numerous disasters including floods and landslides. A hazard assessment was conducted to: systemize the intricacy of the geodata, identify the predisposing and triggering factors associated with natural hazards, and integrate them spatially to derive multi-hazards data for effective hazard management. The findings revealed that spatially explicit data and maps at the relevant scale based on the surface and subsurface information, integrated with socio-economic vulnerabilities, provide better results that might be beneficial for multi-disaster risk reduction operations. It is also evident that the GIS has the sufficient capacity to translate various physical, compositional, and socio-economic aspects to the comparable outputs. Such spatially explicit products will expedite the decision making process for disaster risk reduction operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages438-443
Number of pages6
Volume2015-September
ISBN (Print)9781479919406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2015
Event4th International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2015 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 10 Aug 201512 Aug 2015

Other

Other4th International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period10/8/1512/8/15

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Catchments
Disasters
Malaysia
disaster
Hazards
Rivers
river
management
Geographic information systems
Geographical Information System
vulnerability
Economics
Social aspects
economics
decision making process
Landslides
natural disaster
urban area
Decision making
Planning

Keywords

  • decision making process
  • flood
  • GIS
  • integrated disaster risk map
  • landslide
  • urban disaster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Muhamad, N., Lim, C. S., Reza, M. I. H., & Pereira, J. J. (2015). Urban hazards management: A case study of Langat river basin, Peninsular Malaysia. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace (Vol. 2015-September, pp. 438-443). [7283776] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2015.7283776

Urban hazards management : A case study of Langat river basin, Peninsular Malaysia. / Muhamad, Nurfashareena; Lim, Choun Sian; Reza, Mohammad Imam Hasan; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline.

International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. Vol. 2015-September IEEE Computer Society, 2015. p. 438-443 7283776.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Muhamad, N, Lim, CS, Reza, MIH & Pereira, JJ 2015, Urban hazards management: A case study of Langat river basin, Peninsular Malaysia. in International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. vol. 2015-September, 7283776, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 438-443, 4th International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia, 10/8/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2015.7283776
Muhamad N, Lim CS, Reza MIH, Pereira JJ. Urban hazards management: A case study of Langat river basin, Peninsular Malaysia. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. Vol. 2015-September. IEEE Computer Society. 2015. p. 438-443. 7283776 https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2015.7283776
Muhamad, Nurfashareena ; Lim, Choun Sian ; Reza, Mohammad Imam Hasan ; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline. / Urban hazards management : A case study of Langat river basin, Peninsular Malaysia. International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. Vol. 2015-September IEEE Computer Society, 2015. pp. 438-443
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