River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre (REDAC), Universiti Sains Malaysia would like to express its gratitude to the members of the Organizing Committee at national and international levels that helped to make Riversí04 a success.

Supports by the government agencies and research institutions at national level are greatly appreciated.  These include: Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), Malaysia, Malaysian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (MANCID), Humid Tropics Centre (HTC), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), and National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM). International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) and International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) endorse the conference by bringing it to the attention of their members through their respective official websites. Participants and paper presenters from these organizations have made crucial contributions to make the conference a meeting point for experts worldwide.

An appreciation also goes to all exhibitors for their contributions to the success of this conference: DID Malaysia, Water Watch Penang (WWP), HTC, Wallingford Software, Tai Hoe Resources, Vital Series Sdn Bhd, Lab-Environ Instruments, and Ren Star Instrumentations. Sponsorships from the following organizations are greatly appreciated: Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Indah Water Konsortium (IWK), Redmax Sdn Bhd, Ilham Jurutera Sdn Bhd, HLA Associates Sdn Bhd, Labtech Lab Supplier, Mega Makmur Communications (M) Sdn Bhd, and Kwikflow Marketing Sdn Bhd.

The organiser would like to thanks all the staff and postgraduate students for their active participation in organizing this conference especially the following: Noor Hasliza Wan Chik and Mas Lockman Ousin Mas Haris (Administration), Chang Chun Kiat (Publicity), Wong Lai Peng (Sponsorships), Khairul Rahmah Ayub and Rosman Osman (Finance), Mohd Fazly Yusof (Logistics), Siti Norlaila Ahmad (Paper Formatting), Nasrul Osman, Abdul Rashid Man and Intan Faezah Darul Izham (Printing), Othman Zainuddin (Transportation), and Technical Department (Exhibition).

Special thanks also go to the staff of P&Y Design Network for the preparation of publicity materials and the binding of the conference proceedings and programme.  Many thanks are also due to the staff of Mutiara Beach Resort, Penang for their collaboration with REDAC to ensure smooth running of the conference.


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