Water resource management in malaysia: Legal issues and challenges

S. A. Rahman, Md Khalid Rasyikah

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Abstract

The two-wave flood incident in Malaysia in 2006 has raised concerns over the economical, sociological and psychological impact on the victims. Nevertheless, many do not realize that the tragedy has been exacerbated due to the current structure of water resource management system in the country. This paper discusses the complexities of the present legal framework with regard to water resource management in Malaysia. An examination has been made to the current Federal Constitution as well as the Federal legislations. The study proves that the problem related to water resource management in Malaysia is partly due to the unclear division of power between the Federal and the State Governments and the fragmented legislation on Malaysian water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-264
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Sustainable development
  • Water laws
  • Water resource management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Water resource management in malaysia : Legal issues and challenges. / Rahman, S. A.; Rasyikah, Md Khalid.

In: International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2009, p. 258-264.

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