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Minimizing the impacts of coastal reclamation to the environment

M.Nadzir, Nadzhirah and Ibrahim, Mansor Ibn and Mansor, Mazlina (2011) Minimizing the impacts of coastal reclamation to the environment. In: Tourism and architecture. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 12-18. ISBN 978-967-418-131-4

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Abstract

Coastal reclamation is becoming a popular mode of expanding the landmass for economic activity in Southeast Asian cities. However, this activity comes at a price in terms of its adverse impact to the environment which mainly arises from landfill, sand quarrying and construction process. Current land development scenario has shown that there is no stopping point to coastal development and reclamation. Reclamation on coastal land usually confronted with issues such as marine and wetland pollution, coral reef ecosystem disturbances, aquatic resource depletion, degradation of natural scenery and coastal activities for recreation, housing and industrial developments. These issues will be continuously of great concern to all relevant people especially to environmentalists, planners and developers. To achieve a sustainable development and enhancing the ecosystem service, it is important to understand the process of coastal reclamation and its impacts to the environment so that any negative consequences could be minimized. The paper reviews the subject matter based on the records from local and international publications especially from Department of Environment Malaysia. As such, it highlights findings from the review based on two fundamental frameworks for coastal reclamation which explain coastal reclamation impacts to physical environment and community living in it. The study implicates that knowledge on the coastal reclamation is able to contribute to a better planning and design of built environment.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5208/18730
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coastal Reclamation, Built Environment, Environmental Impacts
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Dr. Mansor Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 15:11
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 17:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18730

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