Natural Flood Influencing Factors: A Case Study of Perlis, Malaysia

Lawal, Dano Umar and Matori, Abdul Nasir and Hashim, Ahmad Mustafa and Wan Yusof, Khamaruzaman and Chandio, Imtiaz Ahmed (2012) Natural Flood Influencing Factors: A Case Study of Perlis, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE 2012), 12-14 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.



In the year 2005, 2010, as well as 2011 severe floods stroked Perlis State, which is situated in the northern part of Peninsula Malaysia. The floods caused tremendous damages to properties and lives as a whole. Flood is basically one of the weather related natural catastrophes. Numerous techniques exist in an attempt to provide most reliable solutions to reduce the flood risk level to the maximum by detecting those areas that are vulnerable to flooding. The purpose of this paper is to identify the natural flood influencing factors in the study area. GIS spatial database was created from a geological map, land cover map, meteorological station, drainage map, topography map and soil map respectively. An attribute database was equally created from field investigations and historical flood areas reports of the study area. A number of natural flood influencing factors were identified and discussed herein.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Flood Catastrophes; Natural Flood Influencing Factors; GIS-based Multi-Criteria Decision Making
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:7971
Deposited By: AP Ahmad Mustafa Hashim
Deposited On:12 Sep 2012 01:13
Last Modified:08 Apr 2014 18:58

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