HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
Hydrology provides a basic understanding of the occurances and distribution of water above, on and below the earth.
As development occurs, the quantity and quality of water may not be sufficient to provide for all intended economical uses. Thus, we must be able to control waters within their intended risk and for beneficial uses. Major disasters are caused by below normal or excessive rainfall. Droughts cause populations to be displaced and human suffering. Or at the other extreme, streams and rivers overflow into populated areas. Wildlife is displaced or destroyed. Damage to transportation system occurs. And, unfortunately there is a long list of human sufferings resulting in excessive government expenditures when we do not understand hydrology and the management of waters.
We should therefore be able to design structures to control water related events at a risk that is acceptable to the people of an area and within budget expenditures.
To be a leading authority in water resources management
To lead and to provide a world class service in water resources management and hydrological information to ensure a sustainable environment and high quality of life.
Main Functions Of Hydrology & Water Resources Branch
To operate and maintain an optimum network of hydrological stations throughout Sarawak to provide quality data and services for water resources development.
To collect, collate, process, analyse, archive, manage and disseminate all hydrological and water resources data for studies to evaluate the development and management of the State's water resources
To provide advanced facilities and services for drought and flood monitoring.
To work closely with other water users and service agencies for the planning, development and management of the State's water resources.
- To supply quality data & hydrological information within 5 working days.
- To provide consultancy, technical comments & feedbacks within 14 workingdays
- To monitor, predict the water level of rivers, give flood warning and to provide 'online' flood reports within 24 hours via DID Malaysia Website at http://reportbanjir.water.gov.my (Online Flood Warning & Reporting System)
Our Valuable Clients
- Water Management & Land Development Branch
- Urban Development Branch
- Coastal Engineering & Rural Development Branch
- DID Divisional Offices
- Public Works Department
- Agricultural Department
- Forest Department
- Department of Environment
- Sarawak River Board
- Sarawak Energy
- Water Board Authorities
- Hydrology Branch of Federal DID
- JMG Malaysia
- JM Malaysia
- JP Malaysia
- JTG Malaysia
- Hydrology & Water Resources Consultant
- Engineering Consultants
- E.I.A Consultants
- Insurance Agencies
- Research Institutes
- Plantation Companies
- House Developer
|The General Public