Natural Resources Research

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 231–236 | Cite as

Modelling of Riparian-Imitated Constructed Wetland for Fish Habitat

  • Darrien Yau Seng Mah
  • Sai Hin Lai
  • Nor Azazi Zakaria


This paper presents a hydrodynamic-based investigation of constructed wetland suitability for fish habitat. A constructed wetland adjacent to river is manoeuvred to imitate riparian fish habitat by means of computer modelling. Flow-velocity conditions, water depths and effects of macrophytes to resistance of flow in constructed wetland are modelled and steered towards creating a favourable ground for natural substrate spawning of native fish species. The model suggests combination of two zones, which are a macrophyte zone for typical functions of a wetland and an open water zone with gravel bed to support fish reproductive cycles.


Constructed wetland drainage fish spawning hydraulic riparian urban 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Darrien Yau Seng Mah
    • 1
  • Sai Hin Lai
    • 1
  • Nor Azazi Zakaria
    • 1
  1. 1.River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre (REDAC)Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering CampusPenangMalaysia

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