12:00pm - 1:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM West Midlands branch

Event description

Please note that this webinar will take place at 7:00pm Malaysia Time | 12:00 noon BST.

Malaysia is an extremely lucky land, having never experienced any significant natural disasters including typhoons and earthquakes. However, over the last few decades, flooding has become a major risk. It has caused the loss of lives and destruction of properties. In general, the cause of these floods can be attributed to changes in climate and land use, overgrowth of cities, and human intervention activities such as deforestation, urbanisation, economic activities, and infrastructure development. Stormwater management plays a very important role in flood control and protection.

Since the new millennium, the Malaysian Government has adopted the Integrated Water Resources Management approach for its flood and stormwater management programme. This initiative has provided a balanced approach between structural and non-structural measures. The Government has also introduced the Urban Stormwater Management Manual for Malaysia which highlighted the natural and storage-oriented approach. This approach is very similar to the Sustainable Urban Drainage system (SUDs) in the UK, which uses an approach that mimics nature’s ways in storing the surface runoff or infiltrating into the groundwater.

Currently, many research activities and several innovative technologies have been applied in managing flood and stormwater in the country. For example: adoption of nature-based solutions concept, bio-retention and detention approaches, engineering waterways and constructed wetlands, etc. In this webinar, we look at the opportunities and challenges due to flooding and the best possible management practices for stormwater management in Malaysia. The discussion will also highlight future directions to address the flooding problems in the country, including changes likely to occur in the face of a changing climate..

Part of the CIWEM Flood Resilience digital series.

Register for 10 August 2021

About the speaker

Ir. Dr. Fang Yenn Teo

Ir. Dr. Fang Yenn Teo is an associate professor of water engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. His research interest is focused on water-related wellbeing management in an ever-changing environment. Fang Yenn has worked over 20 years as a professional engineer, senior manager and researcher. He started his career as a civil engineer in an engineering consultancy and later joined the Malaysian civil service. During his time in the civil service he worked in the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), National Hydraulic Research Institute Malaysia (NAHRIM) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental (NRE), and the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).

Ir. Dr. Teo completed his Ph.D in civil engineering (water management) from Cardiff University, UK. He is a qualified Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Practising Certificate that registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia; a Professional Technologist (P.Tech.); an International Professional Engineer Register (Int.PE); an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE); a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (FIEM); a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA, UK); and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET, UK).

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Fang Yenn Teo at FangYenn.Teo@nottingham.edu.my.

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