Topics & Keynote Address

Malaysia has pursued river enhancement policy in line with the recent launching of the Urban Storm Water Management Manual for Malaysia (MSMA). With this national interest at its heart, The National Organizing Committee is honored to invite all interested researchers and engineers from national and international level to present and exchange their views on the latest research issues and application methods to solve existing problems related to rivers in Malaysia and world wide. For presentation purpose papers will be organized under the following themes:

1. River Hydraulics and Hydrology

  • Erosion and sediment transport
  • Floodplain hydraulics
  • River regime and morphology
  • River bank erosion and stabilization
  • Wetlands and water quality treatment    

2. River Management

  • Sustainable urban drainage system
  • Integrated river basin management
  • Watershed land use planning and management
  • Flood risk mitigation/Flood management and control
  • Rural and urban catchments hydrology
  • Urban stream restoration and conservation
  • Maintenance strategies for river system

3. River Modeling

  • Modeling approaches and applications
  • Identifying model parameter
  • GIS/MIS application

4. Case study


Keynote Address

There will be four keynote Address by the following renowned experts in the field of River Management at national and international level :


Keynote Speaker Keynote Address

Datuk Ir. Hj. Keizrul Abdullah

Director General

Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia  ...<more>

River Conservation and Restoration in Malaysia: The Challenge Ahead

Prof. Chan Ngai Weng

Universiti Sains Malaysia   ...<more>

Sustainable Management of Rivers in Malaysia: Involving All Stakeholders

Prof. R.A. Falconer


Hydroenvironmental Research Centre   

Cardiff University, UK  ...<more>

Environmental Modelling in River Basin Management

Prof. P.Y. Julien

Engineering Research Centre

Colorado State University, USA ...<more>

Present Experience in River Restoration


       21st - 23rd September 2004 @ Mutiara Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia