Riversí04 was organized by River Engineering and Urban Drainage
Research Centre (REDAC), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) as the
first conference in the series of triennial International Conference
on Managing Rivers in the 21st Century. The purpose of it was to
provide a major forum to researchers and engineers from national and
international levels to present and exchange their views on the
latest research issues and application methods to solve existing
problems related to rivers in Malaysia and worldwide. Among major
issues raised by paper presenters from various countries during the
conference were the advancement of integrated river basin management
via smart-partnerships among government, industry, NGOs and the
public, the need for water quality assessments in urban areas, and
the promotion of applying sustainable urban drainage systems.
Sediment transport, river bank stabilization, and flood warning
system were other topics well presented in the conference.