An Overview of Rainwater Harvesting for Sustainable Future in Malaysia


  • Shazwan Mohamed Shaari Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia



This paper looks into the types of Rainwater Harvesting System (RWH), system, benefits, water governance and community awareness and level of acceptance of RWH implementation for future sustainability. RWH is not new in Malaysia, successful studies and existing projects can be as indicators for Malaysia to move further. This paper will discuss the benefits of RWH, types of system, water governance and level of public acceptance. A case study of RWH project in Sarawak will be discussed too as part of author contribution in these fields of research.

Keywords: Rainwater harvesting system, sustainable future, case study, knowledge transfer

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 BY-NC-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.





How to Cite

Shaari, S. M. (2020). An Overview of Rainwater Harvesting for Sustainable Future in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 255–261.