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SLR Study Due To Climate Change Impact At Sungai Kedah, GIS Data Collection Report, NAHRIM, 2012


Title : SLR Study Due To Climate Change Impact At Sungai Kedah
Sypnosis : The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the global average sea level will rise between 0.6 and 2 feet (0.18 to 0.59 meters) in the next century. The IPCC suggests that by 2080, sea level rise could convert as much as 33 percent of the world’s coastal wetlands to open water. Mangrove swamps are coastal wetlands found in tropical and subtropical regions. Wetlands provide habitat for many species, play a key role in nutrient uptake, serve as the basis for many communities’ economic livelihoods, provide recreational opportunities, and protect local areas from flooding. Sungai Kedah which is the interest area in this study facing the Straits of Malacca, running across four districts had a significant role in the lives of Kedah people. The river passes through Alor Setar and empties into the Straits of Malacca at Kuala Kedah. Its volume is about 3,695 km³. The dominant land use is agriculture (62%) followed by forests cover (28%), urban areas (6.6%) and water bodies (3%).
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