IC-ENSURES 2019- Download full proceeding book



Dr. Kogila Vani Annammala
Dr. Yong Ee Ling
Dr. Nor Zaiha Arman


Pn. Juhaiza Talib@ Harun


Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Fadhil Md. Din
Dr. Nor Azimah Mohd Zain
Dr. Nor Eliza Alias
Dr. Salmiati
En. Mohd Faiz Foze
Pn. Nurliyana Mahpof
Pn. Siti Hanna Elias
Pn. Zainab Mat Lazim
Cik Ainul Syarmimi Rosli
Cik Nurul Hana Mohamed

Align with enhancing the achievement of SDGs, the goal of IC-ENSURES 2019 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the relevant fields and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference also provided an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields. Selected papers will be published under the Special Issue of the participating journals. CESRES 2019 was  held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference embraces international keynote speakers from academia, industry and government institution.

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Proceedings IC-ENSURES 2019

Community responses on effective flood dissemination warnings—A case study of the December 2014 Kelantan Flood, Malaysia

Our new Paper Published in : Journal of Flood Risk Management ( Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2019)

The link to the article : https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12552

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Early flood warnings are important to allow sufficient time for evacuation. Although warning systems are now in place, key questions remain as to their effec- tiveness in sending information to the public, which may in part depend on the media used. This paper assesses the effectiveness of warnings disseminated to the public for the December 2014 Kelantan Flood, Malaysia. The flood was the worst in decades making it an appropriate case study with which to assess public aware- ness and perceptions associated with flood warnings and their dissemination. The effectiveness of warnings issued via different media was assessed by questionnaire. Results show that 56% of respondents received warnings prior to the flood, a majority of them through television and information shared among the public. While the preferred medium of warning is not dependent on age, assessment of peoples’ response to warnings shows that with increasing age responsiveness to orders and readiness to evacuate decreases. To increase the number of people receiving the warnings, short message service (SMS) communications sent from the authorities to a wider audience may be considered, as information shared among the public is observed to be most effective in reaching the greatest number of people.


community response, disaster management, effective flood warning, flood disaster




International Conference on

Environmental Sustainability & Resource Security (IC-ENSURES) 2019

5 – 6 November 2019 | Royal Widad Residence, UTMKL



We are pleased to announce that Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is organizing the International Conference on Environmental Sustainability & Resource Security (IC-ENSURES) 2019, which will be held from 5 – 6 November 2019 at the Royal Widad Residence, UTMKL, Malaysia.

IC-ENSURES 2019 is aimed at establishing scientific linkages between the industries and professionals in environmental sustainability and resource security at international level, in order to highlight the latest scientific issues, to share and disseminate the state of the art technology and to set the direction for future work. The theme/ focus of the IC-ENSURES 2019 will be as follows:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Green/ sustainable chemistry
  • Green/ sustainable building construction
  • Green/ sustainable engineering
  • Improved material handling
  • Toxic substances reduction and elimination
  • Waste elimination
  • Environmental nexus
  • Water management
  • Pollution reduction
  • Renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro, geothermal)
  • Biomass, biofuels and biogas
  • Greening the fossil fuels
  • Emerging and advanced green energy
  • Sustainable development and sustainability
  • Hydrology
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Biofuels
  • Integrated ecosystems management
  • Environmental restoration and ecological engineering
  • Ground water remediation
  • Soil decontamination
  • Eco-technology
  • Bio-engineering
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Resource management
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Environmental systems approach
  • Water resources and river basin management
  • Regulatory practice, water quality objectives standard setting, water quality classification
  • Environmental modelling
  • Big Data for environmental monitoring

All participants planning to present papers in the conference should register online through the conference web page. For further detail, please visit our website www.ic-ensures.com or call us at +607-5531578 (Att.: Dr. Yong Ee Ling/ Dr. Kogila Vani Annammala/ Dr. Nor Zaiha Arman). Please find enclosed the brochure for your attention.


Download the conference brochure: Call for Papers_Participants

Conference on Flood Catastrophes in a Changing Environment 2018 (CFCCE’18)

Conference on Flood Catastrophes in a Changing Environment 2018 (CFCCE’18)

Conference on Flood Catastrophes in a Changing Environment 2018 (CFCCE’18)

 Conference on Flood Catastrophes in a Changing Environment 2018 (CFCCE’18) was hosted by Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, co-organized by Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology International Steering Committee (ANCST), Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Key Laboratory of Watershed Geographic Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (WSGS) and Poyang Lake Aquatic and Wetland Ecosystem Observation and Research Station, CAS.

About 9 invited speakers with 71participants from 16 universities or centres met in Nanjing, China, from 15th to 18th November 2018 to exchange ideas or philosophies and excellent practices, build then strengthen collaborations, and converse the research topics regarding CFCCE’18. The papers presented during the conference are being invited to submit for Special Issue on Hydrology Research.

Rapid development of urbanization affects the green space for rainwater retention is greatly reduced those initiating flood catastrophes all over the world. Consequently, flood risk reduction and sustainable water resources growth are significant to be focused globally. The conference comprises multidisciplinary researches that conventionally assisting studies and activities related to disaster risk reduction and management, besides climate change variation and modification through analysis and other services. The subsequent conference is provided keynote speeches by professional researchers, exchange of research findings (research presentations) including scientific field trip.

Following the CFCCE 2018 in Nanjing, the Chair of the Conference has organized a Special Issue of “Flood Catastrophes in a Changing Environment” on Hydrology Research.This Special Issue of Hydrology Research will present the latest research outcomes on floods, and provide a forum for researchers and managers to share the latest research outcomes on floods in typical areas around the world.

On the following topics:

  • Climate change and floods
  • Human activities and floods
  • Prediction of flood events
  • Flood mitigation in urban areas
  • Watershed flood management
  • Transboundary effects and issues on floods


Chairman: Professor Qi Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS) (http://wsgs.niglas.cas.cn/english/Staff/Professors/201601/t20160115_323131.html)

Co-chairman: Professor Zulkifli Yusop, University Teknologi Malaysia (http://www.utm.my/ipasa2017/professor-dr-zulkifli-yusop/)

Members include:

  • ProfessorLu Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • ProfessorQing Zhu, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Associate ProfessorXiaolong Wang, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Associate ProfessorXianghu Li, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Associate ProfessorYunliang Li, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Kogila Vani Annammala, Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia
  • Nor Eliza Alias, Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia
  • Zhiqiang Tan, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Sanyuan Jiang, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Jing Yao, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Dan Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Hui Xie, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • Yongwei Liu, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS


Picture of the Event organisers: Prof Zulkifli Yusof, Prof Qi Zhang and my self.

Picture above: Professor Zulkifli Yusop , The co-chairman of CFCCE’2018, Dean of Resource Sustainability Research Alliance Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a member of  Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA).

Picture above: Application of environmental forensic approach for flood mitigation–Case studies in Malaysia by Dr. Kogila Vani Annammala (IPASA-UTM)

Picture above: Oral presentation by Dr.Nor Eliza Alias from IPASA-UTM entitled Considering a Trans-boundary Regional Extreme Rainfall Homogenous Region for Climate Change Analysis
























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Riparian Buffers in Tropical Agriculture

Riparian buffers in tropical agriculture: Scientific support, effectiveness and directions for policy

Journal Of Applied Hydrology, 2019. 56: 85-92

Sarah H. Luke1,2 |Eleanor M. Slade3,4 |Claudia L. Gray5|Kogila V.
Annammala6 |Julia Drewer7 |Joseph Williamson8 |Agnes L. Agama9|MiklinAtiong10|Simon L. Mitchell1 |Charles S. Vairappan11|Matthew J. Struebig1

1Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK; 2Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; 3Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; 4Lancaster Environment Centre, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK; 5Department of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK; 6Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia;
7Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Edinburgh, UK; 8School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK; 9South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP), Lahad Datu, Malaysia; 10Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Water Resources Management Section, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and 11Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia



  1. There is a weak evidence base supporting the effective management of riparian ecosystems within tropical agriculture. Policies to protect riparian buffers—strips of non-cultivated land alongside waterways—are vague andvary greatly between countries.
  2. From a rapid evidence appraisal, we find that riparian buffers are beneficial to hydrology, water quality, biodiversity and some ecosystem functions in tropical landscapes. However, effects on connectivity, carbon storage and emissions re-duction remain understudied. Riparian functions are mediated by buffer width and habitat quality, but explicit threshold recommendations are rare.

3. Policy implications. A one-size fits all width criterion, commonly applied, will be insufficient to provide all riparian functions in all circumstances. Context-specific guidelines for allocating, restoring and managing riparian buffers are necessary to minimise continued degradation of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in tropical agriculture.


biodiversity, conservation set-aside, ecosystem function, environmental policy, riparian corridor, riparian reserve, river, water quality

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Impact of forest conversion to agricultural plantation on soil erosion ( Full Paper free download)

Agriculture in Malaysia makes up to twelve percent of thenation’s GDP and is supplying one-third of the world rubber export. Ambitious agriculture demand increases the intensity of forest conversion which is driven to the soil erosion. Thus, this study is to measure and analyse the impact of forest conversion on soil erosion relate to some manipulated variables such as slope, bulk density, soil moisture, canopy openness and ground cover, where rainfall and soil type are constant within the sites. Two different land-uses of High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) and Mature Rubber Plantation of Timber Latex Clone (MRP) were selected around Kelantan state, due to the high land conversion compared to the other states of West Malaysia. Ground height change was monitored by using Modified Laser Erosion Bridge (MLEB) in between 17 to 48 transects. The result found that the annual soil erosion rate was 76.12 t.ha-1.yr-1 for HCVF is higher compared to the MRP was 6.37 t.ha-1.yr-1. Terrace soil conservation technique is practiced for MRP helps in reducing soil movement resulted significant low erosion rate compared to the HCVF. The results indicate that even a relatively limited forest conversion can be assumed to have a significant effect on regional soil erosion rate.

Full Paper could be downloaded here:

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3rd Proceeding of Civil Engineering ( free download)

The third proceeding of civil engineering research work by our final year students from the School of Civil Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia Session 2017/2018. These students had undergone two semesters of final year project where literature reviews were carried out and proposals were prepared during the first semester while the research projects were executed and final year project reports were written up during the second semester. Each of the completed research project was presented by the student before a panel consisted of academic staffs that are well versed in the particular research area, together with a representative from the industry. The final year project presentation that was held on the 3rd and 4th of June 2018 allowed the dissemination of knowledge and results in theory, methodology and application on the different fields of civil engineering among the audience and served as a platform where any vague knowledge was clarified and any misunderstood theories, procedures and interpretation of the research works were corrected.

The articles of the proceeding are published in three volumes and are organized in broad categories as follows:

Volume 1- Structure and Materials
Volume 2– Construction Management, Geotechnics and Transportation

Volume 3– Water and Environmental Engineering

List of Editors

1. Dr. Libriati Zardasti
2. Dr. Nur Syamimi Zaidi
3. Dr. Ain Naadia Mazlan
4. Dr. Mohamed Zuhaili Bin Mohamed Najib

5. Dr. Kogila Vani Annammala
6. Dr. Eeydzah Aminudin
7. Dr. Dayang Zulaika Abang Hasbollah
8. Dr. Mohd Ridza Mohd Haniffah
9. Dr. Nur Hafizah Abd Khalid
10. PM. Dr. Norhisham Bin Bakhary

Link: http://people.utm.my/vani/free-download-3rd-proceeding-civil-engineering-vol-1/


Link: http://people.utm.my/vani/free-download-3r…ngineering-vol-3/