21st Congress of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Asia Pacific Division (APD),

Chee, Hui L., Tan, David T., Chan, Ngai W. and Zakaria, Nor A. ed. 21st Congress of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Asia Pacific Division (APD), 2018/09/2-5 Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yogyakarta, Indonesia: IAHR-APD, 2018.

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    Author Chee, Hui L.
    Tan, David T.
    Chan, Ngai W.
    Zakaria, Nor A.
    Title of Event 21st Congress of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Asia Pacific Division (APD),
    Date of Event 2018/09/2-5
    Place of Event Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Organizer universitas gajah mada
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    Publication Date 2018-09-05
    Place of Publication Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Publisher IAHR-APD
    Pages 1441-1448
    Language eng
    Abstract River management is a complex process, encompassing not only the physical characteristics of a river basin but also a collaboration with all relevant stakeholders. Poor stakeholder engagement and low awareness among local communities are key challenges for many countries in managing complex river systems. This study applied a system thinking approach to investigate root causes of pollution in the Pinang River—a polluted urban river located in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Study data was collected through a literature review and interviews with local stakeholders. Based on the results, a causal loop diagram was produced that illustrates the relationship between the local community and the government with regards to improving the water quality of the Pinang River. The current river management system of the Pinang River can be described with the “Shifting the Burden”systems archetype: the current approach depends largely on technological solutions that treat the symptoms of pollution but are unable to address root causes. Apart from implementing technological solutions to improve the river water quality, additional efforts are necessary to increase community involvement in managing the Pinang River. The study demonstrates how system thinking approaches can be a tool for exploring and clarifying root causes of river pollution issues, enabling development of long-term policies in rehabilitating a polluted river.
    Keyword Integrated River Basin Management
    Systems thinking
    Complex systems
    Community Involvement
    Copyright Holder IAHR-APD
    Copyright Year 2018
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9786027176270
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