Understanding flood for better management

M. Yusoff, M. A. and M. Razi, M. A. (2017) Understanding flood for better management. In: Integrated Water Resources Protection. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 88-104. ISBN 9789670764993

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Abstract

Due to the onslaught of urban development in river corridors cause the flood risks and community vulnerability to increase. The present paper aimed to give a clear view of natural phenomenon; flood, which is important for researchers get better understanding thus provide better management. Rainfall is the most important factor in creating a flood as the amount of water flowing from a catchment exceeds the capacity of its drains, creeks and rivers. The impacts of flooding include loss of human life, property damaged, destruction of crops and livestock, deterioration of health conditions and environmental degradation owing to spread the water-based diseases. The main key factors that caused the floods to occur is the rainfall pattern in Malaysia that was influenced by the two monsoons. The better understanding of the catchments systems in terms of ecological, physical, economic and social processes will provide the better ability to develop effective catchment management and articulate a holistic and and proactive catchment management plans that meet the need to overcome the flood issues.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Flood risks; rainfall; degradation; catchments systems
Subjects:T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
ID Code:11118
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:13 May 2019 09:10
Last Modified:13 May 2019 09:10

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