“Sharing Knowledge of Issues in Water Resources Management to Face the Future”
Water resources are in great demand today all over the world. Water has become a precious resource on which the well-being and even the survival of future generations critically depends. The resulting problems have given rise to many activities that reflect great concern about the problems and the importance accorded to their sustainable management.
Issues relating to water such as quality, quantity, availability, planning and management will have to be seriously tackled now and in the future. Further, issues on water security that involves protection of vulnerable water systems, sustainable development of water resources, safeguarding access to water functions and services, and protection against water related hazards such as floods and droughts. The steadily increasing strain on natural resources in many regions has already led to a precarious balance between the needs of different water users living in river basins and coastal zones. As such, managing water resources for the future is very complicated which requires multi-discipline approaches across various problem solving research tools.
The 2nd International Conference on Water Resources (ICWR-2012) aims to bring together academics, scientists, practitioners from wide range of disciplines involved in water research, leading engineers, researchers from industry and research scholars from Universities to exchange and, share their experiences and research results about all aspects of sustainable waterresources management, and discuss practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. This conference also seeks to study and understand the existing water resources management strategies adopted in Malaysia, and sharing the information with those from other countries.
The conference invites physical scientists, biologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, economists, tourism managers, ecologists and social and political scientists working on water sustainability to Share Knowledge to Face a Changing World in Water Resources Management.
A special session on Landslide and Flood Hazard Early Warning System is provided under the Theme Water Related Natural Disaster as an outcome of a collaborative project implemented under the “Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREP), 2011-2015, promoted by JICA and Japan Science and Technology (JST) with partnering institutions in Japan and Malaysia.
Langkawi,officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an enchanting archipelago
of 100 islands in the Andaman Sea
and is the country’s best-known exciting holiday destination. Langkawi is a sunny, hot and humid, tropical climate with an average annual temperature of about 32 degrees Celsius. The nature-lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees. Being an island densely populated with tropical rainforest, Langkawi has some amazing wildlife and fascinating greenery to show.