The Issues and Challenges of Flood-related Agencies in Malaysia


  • Nurul Ashikin Mabahwi Shibaura Institute of Technology
  • Hitoshi Nakamura Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan



floods management, government, issues, authority


Objectives of this study is to identify the real issues and challenges of flood related agencies in Malaysia. By using qualitative thematic analysis, this study found that limited authorities, lack of enforcement power, lack of cooperation among agencies, lack of man-power and assets for logistics, insufficient funding for flood risk management and communication problems are the issues faced by the flood-related agencies. The government needs to solve the issues and challenges in order to strengthen the flood-related agencies capacities.

Keywords: flood risk management; flood-related agencies; issues; authority

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Author Biographies

Nurul Ashikin Mabahwi, Shibaura Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Hitoshi Nakamura, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Professor, Dr.

Department of Planning, Architecture and Environment Systems, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan 


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How to Cite

Mabahwi, N. A., & Nakamura, H. (2020). The Issues and Challenges of Flood-related Agencies in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 285-290.