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Workshop Report on Impact of Sea Level Rise to Tourism and Economy Activities at Langkawi Island, Kedah. November 04, 2014.

on . Posted in Archives of Activities 2014

    The workshop started with a welcoming speech by YBrs. Dr. Yusof bin Ismail, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Langkawi Development of Authority (LADA). Subsequently, the workshop was officiated by YBhg. Datuk Ir. Hj. Ahmad Jamalluddin bin Shaaban, Director General of National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM). It was followed by a keynote address given by YBrs. Ir. Hj. Mohd Radzi bin Abd Hamid, Director of Coastal Management and Oceanography Research Centre (PKPO) on the impact of Sea Level Rise Study in Malaysia. The objective of this workshop is to provide exposure to the stakeholders and parties concerned about the current situation and the impact of sea level rise on Langkawi Island. There were seven presentations presented consist of six presentations by NAHRIM and one presentation from LADA. List of presentation are listed below:-

   

          Presenter

Title of Presentation

  • Encik Wan Hafiz Bin Wan Azhary (NAHRIM)

Marine Data Collection

  • Engr. Yannie Anak Benson (NAHRIM)

Numerical Modelling

  • Encik Amri Bin Md Shah (NAHRIM)

Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI)

  • Encik Md Khairi Bin Yaacob (NAHRIM)

Impact and adaptation study/CIQ Project on Modelling Study

  • Puan Ikmalzatul Binti Abdullah (NAHRIM)

Impact of Sea Level Rise on mangrove research at Kuala Teriang

  • Encik Azmil Munif Bin Bukhari (LADA)

Briefing on Langkawi Island Tourism Blueprint


 
    Presentation, question and answer session was chaired by YBrs. Ir. Hj. Mohd Radzi bin Abd Hamid during the morning session. While during the afternoon session, the presentation, question and answer session was chaired by Mdm. Noraslinda binti Awang. Total participant is about 50 peoples from various government agencies, non-governmental organisations and industries such as Langkawi Development of Authority, Public Works Department, Langkawi Municipal Council, Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia, Department of Agriculture, Department of Museums Malaysia, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Malaysian Association of Hotels and Malaysian Nature Society.

   Based on the feedbacks, study of sea level rise impact is important to the stakeholders of Langkawi Island since it is among the most popular island for tourists in the world. Sea level rise will have impact on some of the locations which have been identified. Thus to address the impact, some adaptation steps were proposed to be implemented by relevant departments and local authorities. Most of the participants also agreed that this sea level rise study should be continued in the future.

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