— Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has attracted much global attention as the recommended approach to help countries achieve solutions to water crisis management. Many policies and programs have been set up to ensure the IWRM can be effectively implemented. However, in Malaysia the implementation of IWRM is still remains in doubt. To date, there is no authorized framework for assessing the implementation progress among various stakeholders. Although a good example of the monitoring initiatives on IWRM implementation have been developed at global and national level; it has only been used widely as general references. Therefore, the study aimed to explore the significance in assessing IWRM implementation progress, so as to offer an alternative way for progress monitoring and help stakeholders better recognize if Malaysia is on the right track in sustaining its water resources. In line, this paper promotes the need to develop a framework for IWRM Implementation Progress Assessment as a work performance guideline especially to the various stakeholders involved.
— Integrated water resources management (IWRM), water crisis management, implementation progress, assessment.
Anis Syazwani Sukereman and Robiah Suratman are with the Department of Real Estate, Faculty of Geoinformation and Real estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Anis Syazwani Sukereman and Robiah Suratman, " The Needs for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) Implementation Progress Assessment in Malaysia," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 479-482, 2014.