Nurturing Community Engagement in Coastal Erosion Risk Management in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia

Yusfida Ayu Abdullah, Habsah Hashim, Na'asah Nasrudin, Puziah Ahmad
2020 Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal (E-BPJ)  
The coastal areas in Peninsular Malaysia have been experiencing immense coastal erosion issues. The government executed many initiatives to reduce coastal erosion and damages. This study aims at examining the local community's beliefs and role in protecting their coastal areas. Pantai Jeram and Pantai Remis were selected as the case study and a questionnaire survey using purposive sampling was conducted for 212 respondents. A focus group discussion was also operated. Results demonstrated severe
more » ... demonstrated severe damage to the coastal area and revealed the awareness of the residents and their willingness to participate in community engagement programs.Keywords: Coastal Zone; Coastal Erosion; Coastal Risk Management; Community EngagementeISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( 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, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
doi:10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2053 fatcat:penysv5lc5dg3lwgpwymcwwwgu