In collaboration with Bahagian Jaringan Industri dan Masyarat (BJIM), Universiti Sains Malaysia and supported by PBAPP, Water Watch Penang has successfully organised the River and Water Education Awareness Programme on the 28th of July 2021. The session, facilitated by Dr. Hong Chern Wern, senior facilitator and manager of Water Watch Penang, included topics on global, national and local water issues, followed by river education that encompassed physical, chemical and biological assessment of a river. This programme was attended by a total of 37 students and teachers mainly from SJKT Bayan Lepas, SJKT Kulim, and SJKT Nilai.
The objective of this programme was to educate and sensitise the students about the topics mentioned as well as part of the BJIM programme on ‘Drought Adaptation due to Climate Change Via Rainfall Harvesting in a School in Water-Stressed Penang’. The objective of this BJIM programme under the category of ‘Water Security’ is towards achieving drought resilient school as well as empowered and well prepared climate resilient school community. This programme will also involve the installation of rainwater harvesting system and water saving equipment in SJKT Bayan Lepas whereby follow-up session will be to educate the students in water auditing session such as water bill calculation and reducing water consumption in their school compound.
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