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      Development of Non-structural Flood Mitigation Policies and Measures for Pekan town, Malaysia

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      Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies

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          Floods bring miseries to the life of thousands of Malaysians every year. Pekan town, located on the banks of the Pahang River, regularly suffers both economic damages and physical destructions caused by the floods. It is anticipated that the climate change effects through a rise in the sea-level, will aggravate the flooding situation of the town. This paper studies the flood situation of Pekan town, assesses the intensity of flood damages, anticipates the severity of flooding due to sea-level rise and finally, comes up with the community-based sustainable flood mitigation policies and measures for the townKeywords: Climate change; Flood disaster management; Flood damages; nonstructural measures.2398-4295 © 2017 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.

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          Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies
          AjBeS
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2398-4295
          April 01 2017
          April 01 2017
          : 2
          : 6
          : 9
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          10.21834/ajbes.v2i6.33
          © 2017

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