29th October 2022: The Penang Water Audit Competition 2022 concluded with a participation of a total of 45 students from nine schools in Penang. Supported by Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Pulau Pinang, hosted at SJKC Union and in partnership with PBAPP, Penang Green Council, Green Educator’s Workgroup (GREW), and Clean International.
Water Audit is the method of calculating the flow of water in a system to comprehend its usage so that losses can be reduced and water conservation can be improved. Penang Water Audit Competition 2022 is the first-ever water audits competition held in Penang that is aimed at educating the student on the importance of water conservation, empower students to take action in conducting water audits, and promote active partnership or participation in schools.
The selected participating schools are registered schools under the Negalitres for the School Programme (coordinated by Water Watch Penang) and Penang Green School Award Programme (coordinated by Penang Green Council). Along with cash awards, the top three winners were given rainwater harvesting systems as prizes for their respective schools. Non-winning schools will be awarded certificates of participation.
The event commenced with welcoming and opening speech by the President of Water Watch Penang, Prof Dr Chan Ngai Weng followed by short briefing of the competition. Three judges—ChM. Ts. Mr. Mak Kok Yun (Head of the Department of Quality, Safety & Health), Ms. Hoo Huey Ching (Assistant General Manager of Penang Green Council), and Dr. Tan Mou Leong (Vice President of Water Watch Penang) evaluated all the compelling presentations made by the students from primary and secondary schools. During the competition, the students demonstrated various methods to audit their school’s water supply and proposed various action plans to reduce their school’s water consumption. The judges then evaluate the presentations based on 4 main judging criteria, which include the extensivity of water audit in school, the practicality of the action plan, the level of involvement amongst the school community, and the creativity of students in the presentation.
After the intense competition between the schools via presentation, the top three winners were announced with rainwater harvesting systems as prizes for their respective schools as well as cash money. Non-winning schools will be awarded certificates of participation.
Champion: SK BALIK PULAU
First Runner-Up: SJKC KWANG HWA SUNGAI NIBONG
Second Runner-Up: SMK DATO ONN BUTTERWORTH
Certificates of Participation:
SJKC PULAU BETONG
SJKC MAK MANDIN
SK BAYAN BARU
SMK CONVENT BUTTERWORTH