The National River Trail in conjunction with the World Water Day Celebration 2021, was held on the 27 March 2021 at Taman Jajar Sungai Ara. Once awarded the cleanest river in Malaysia in 2021, the celebration was organized by the Penang State, Department of Environment, and officiated by Ybrs. Puan Sharifah Zakiah binti Syed Sahab, the Director of the Department of Environment, Penang.Continue reading
WATER WATCH PENANG (WWP) views Kedah’s plan to build 14 water tanks along the Sungai Muda to ensure there is enough water for Kedahans and paddy farmers along the river (FMT March 24, 2021) as ill-conceived, unlawful, and endangering the livelihood of all Penangites and Penang’s economy. Although the Kedah government’s plan appears to ensure water security to Kedahans and its paddy farmers, there is no denying that this plan will drastically reduce water supply in Penang as the quantity and quality of water flowing into Penang in the Sungai Muda would be significantly reduced. Hence, this outrageous plan has been described as an “act of war” and a form of political vengeance “To ‘throttle’ Penang water supply” by some politicians/leaders.Continue reading
The Vice President of Water Watch Penang, Dr. Tan Mou Leong, has also jumped into the World Water Day 2021 ‘bandwagon’ by delivering yet another important webinar on the Ulu Muda River Basin.
Happy World Water Day 2021!!! Malaysia celebrated the World Water Day nationwide with various awareness raising, sharing sessions, webinars and so forth to create awareness while at the same time hope that Malaysians will ‘Value Water’ and be a water saving society.
The President of Water Watch Penang, Prof. Dr. Chan Ngai Weng was one of the panellists discussing and presenting water topics on ‘Balancing the Social, Economic, and Environmental Values of Water: Learning from the Past to add Resilience to Our Future.
Attended by at least 50 participants via Zoom and Youtube live, the discussion session was also joint by other water experts, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Utilities Sarawak, and Tan Sri Dato’ Ir. Syed Muhammad Shahabudin (Chairman of SMHB Sdn. Bhd. moderated by Datuk IR. Abdul Kadir Mohd Din, FASc (President of The Malaysian Water Association).
The recorded version is accessible at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr0Y24mi7dY