Water security issues in inhabited islands: A survey on domestic water resources management in the Sebatik Island, Sabah (Malaysia)

Adi Jafar and Nordin Sakke and Mohammad Tahir Mapa and Ramli Dollah and Eko Prayitno Joko and Colonius Atang and Marsitah Mohd Radzi and Abdul Hadi Alimuddin (2021) Water security issues in inhabited islands: A survey on domestic water resources management in the Sebatik Island, Sabah (Malaysia). Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI), 12. pp. 7191-7207. ISSN 1309-6591

[img] Text
Water security issues in inhabited islands, A survey on domestic water resources management in the Sebatik Island, Sabah (Malaysia)-Abstract.pdf

Download (62kB)
[img] Text
Water security issues in inhabited islands, A survey on domestic water resources management in the Sebatik Island, Sabah (Malaysia).pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (4MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Malaysia is a country rich in natural water resources. The average rainfall annually is high at 2940 mm. High rainfall is essential for surface water (rivers, lakes, ponds) and groundwater supply systems in enhancing the ecological system and natural resources. However, the abundant supply of natural water resources cannot guarantee the existence of water security issues, especially in inhabited island areas such as in the Sebatik island. The definition of water security itself is the ability for each individual to access an adequate supply of clean water at an affordable price to live a productive, clean and healthy life without neglecting the wellbeing of the inhabitants and safeguard the environment. Ironically, it is unachievable if the domestic water supply management in one area is in inadequate control systems and lacks its domestic supply system. In other words, it is still inefficient, unsystematic and not holistic. This will then disrupt the stability of water supply resources in terms of quantity, quality, and accessibility. Therefore, this study aims to examine the potential sources of water supply systems in Pulau Sebatik and discuss how they are managed and controlled for domestic use. Therefore, to answer the objectives outlined, observation, evaluation and interview methods were carried out accordingly. It is found that three main sources of domestic water supply can potentially be developed and should be improved in terms of quality, quantity, and accessibility, namely groundwater, rainwater and surface water. In essence, the water security issue that exists in Pulau Sebatik is not entirely due to the lack of natural water supply resources but instead, due to unsystematic, inefficient, and incomprehensive management systems, methods, and structures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water security , Pulau Sebatik , Water supply management , Quantity , Quality , Achievable
Subjects: D World History and History Of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc. > DS Asia > DS1-937 History of Asia > DS520-560.72 Southeast Asia > DS591-599 Malaysia. Malay Peninsula. Straits Settlements > DS597.22-599 Local history and description > DS597.33-597.34 Sabah. British North Borneo
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD1-1066 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2021 16:39
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 16:39
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/30361

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item