An Overview on Implementation of Lake Buffer Zone in Malaysia-converted

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Authors: Muhd Shahril Nizam Ismail*, Suriyani Awang, Nasehir Khan E. M. Yahaya, Mohd Hafifi Mat Nazir

River Basin Research Centre, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia(NAHRIM), Lot 5377, Jalan Putra Permai,43300, Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Corresponding author: Muhd Shahril Nizam Bin Ismail

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Protection of water resources is becoming important issues discussed in the country. Lake and reservoir are one of the primary sources that were used in Malaysia. Although it had been conserved and managed, the lack of awareness had given a significant effect. This paper reviews the implementation of a lake buffer zone in Malaysia. Nevertheless, previous researchers have found out that, poor communication between stakeholders and local authorities, there is argument especially on risk and benefits obtained from the prospects to implementation of buffer zone among the lake’s area. As a conclusion, this paper prepared a better understanding of the society in the surrounding area to improve the usage of buffer zone implementation recommendation guidelines.

Keywords: Lake, Buffer zone, Boundary division.

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