Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 346-355 Oct -Dec 2013

 

LOCAL PERCEPTION ON JOINT MANAGEMENT TOWARDS INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN CHINI LAKE, MALAYSIA

 

Tan Kok Weng*1 and Mazlin Bin Mokhtar2

1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, SEGi University, Kota Damansara
(MALAYSIA)
2. Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan
Malaysia (UKM) (MALAYSIA)

 

Received on : August 10, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

Integrated Water Resources Management is a process to coordinate, manage and develop the land and water resources as an integrated system. It becomes complicated and challenging when community involvement is considered in management mechanism. However, community involvement in decision making in lake management system is very often in dispute. it analyses the similarity of community management and IWRM elements. This study also analyses the local community perception about the joint-management approach towards integrated water resources management in Chini Lake. Malaysia Based on the opinion survey results, it showed that 90.9% of the respondents could not accept the joint management concept. It may due to insufficient capacity and knowledge of community in lake management. In terms of lake management, 68.2% of respondents viewed that the government should be responsible for lake management that includes development, monitoring and conservation. However, 65.9% of the respondents agreed to give full commitment and support on any conservation programmes. It shows that community is willing to be supporter rather than administrator for the Chini Lake. Involvement of various stakeholders may improve the effectiveness of problems solving process especially the local issues. However, the awareness and capacity of local community on jointmanagement needs to be strengthened before implementing it in Chini lake management.

 

Keywords : Integrated water resources management, Joint management, Local perception, Chini lake, Malaysia

 

 

BACK