Watershed Sustainability Index for Langat UNESCO HELP River Basin, Malaysia

Rahmah Elfithri, Mazlin Mokhtar, Mat Pauzi Abdullah, Mohd. Raihan Taha, Mohd. Ekhwan Toriman, Ruhizan Mohammad Yasin, Jasni Yaakub, Rd Puteri Khairani Khirotdin, Mohamad Mahathir Amir Sultan, S. A. Ishak, N. M. Ramzan, Mohd Khairul Amri Kamarudin, Hafizan Juahir, Adiana Ghazali, Azimah Ismail, Muhammad Barzani Gasim

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The study on Watershed Sustainability Index (WSI) has been conducted to analyst the environmental condition in the area incorporating ecological baseline and socio-economic conditions. WSI is an integrated indicator based on basin Hydrology, Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) state condition. It is suitable to be applied in the Langat River Basin in Malaysia which has similar catchment area (up to 2,350 km2) and is one of the UNESCO HELP River Basin since 2004. The WSI analysis which uses a pressure-state-response function based on basin HELP Indicator was done for Langat River Basin by using relevant available 5 years data for the period of 2009 to 2013. It is found that Langat River Basin is having WSI value of 0.68 which falls under the category of medium sustainability (between 0.5-0.8). Based on the maximum value (i.e. 1) or high sustainability (i.e. WSI value more than 0.8) it can be said that Langat is in the good side in term of sustainability. Few management aspects need to be improved and maintained well to be more sustainable. The assessment provides Langat River Basin with more information that is crucial in managing the basin through the adoption of UNESCO's HELP Framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Volume7
Issue number3.14 Special Issue 14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Hydrology
United Nations
Malaysia
Watersheds
Rivers
Catchments
Sustainable development
Economics
Pressure

Keywords

  • Index
  • Langat
  • River basin
  • Sustainability
  • Watershed

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  • Environmental Engineering
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Watershed Sustainability Index for Langat UNESCO HELP River Basin, Malaysia. / Elfithri, Rahmah; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Abdullah, Mat Pauzi; Taha, Mohd. Raihan; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan; Mohammad Yasin, Ruhizan; Yaakub, Jasni; Khirotdin, Rd Puteri Khairani; Sultan, Mohamad Mahathir Amir; Ishak, S. A.; Ramzan, N. M.; Kamarudin, Mohd Khairul Amri; Juahir, Hafizan; Ghazali, Adiana; Ismail, Azimah; Gasim, Muhammad Barzani.

In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), Vol. 7, No. 3.14 Special Issue 14, 01.01.2018, p. 187-190.

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Elfithri, R, Mokhtar, M, Abdullah, MP, Taha, MR, Toriman, ME, Mohammad Yasin, R, Yaakub, J, Khirotdin, RPK, Sultan, MMA, Ishak, SA, Ramzan, NM, Kamarudin, MKA, Juahir, H, Ghazali, A, Ismail, A & Gasim, MB 2018, 'Watershed Sustainability Index for Langat UNESCO HELP River Basin, Malaysia', International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), vol. 7, no. 3.14 Special Issue 14, pp. 187-190.
Elfithri, Rahmah ; Mokhtar, Mazlin ; Abdullah, Mat Pauzi ; Taha, Mohd. Raihan ; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan ; Mohammad Yasin, Ruhizan ; Yaakub, Jasni ; Khirotdin, Rd Puteri Khairani ; Sultan, Mohamad Mahathir Amir ; Ishak, S. A. ; Ramzan, N. M. ; Kamarudin, Mohd Khairul Amri ; Juahir, Hafizan ; Ghazali, Adiana ; Ismail, Azimah ; Gasim, Muhammad Barzani. / Watershed Sustainability Index for Langat UNESCO HELP River Basin, Malaysia. In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE). 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 3.14 Special Issue 14. pp. 187-190.
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