Water Watch Penang Makes a Splash in Eco Fest 2024 at UTAR Kampar

The Eco Fest 2024, organized by the Community Service Society of University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Kampar, aimed to promote eco-friendly practices and sustainable living. Water Watch Penang (WWP), led by the Programme Officer, Mr. Hanson Yeoh and assisted by intern, Mr. Dane Lim, provided water conservation insights to Utarians and the public.

Held on February 27th and 28th, the objective of the event was to facilitate discussions and exchange on environmental conservation by various environmental organization. WWP’s focused on water-related education, starting with Mr. Hanson Yeoh giving an overview of WWP’s history and goals. He distributed information about ongoing activities such as River and Water Education Programme, emphasizing the importance of assessments using physical, chemical, and biological methods to gauge river water quality.  Additionally, he highlighted Negalitres for Schools, a program involving the installation of water-saving equipment and an education program to reduce water consumption, along with other CSR programmes.

In addition, Mr. Hanson and Mr. Dane distributed water-saving kits from PBA and informational flyers offering practical tips for wise water usage, empowering attendees with actionable steps for daily water conservation. They also engaged in conversations with students and other vendors to share enthusiasm for environmental conservation. Approximately 60 participants actively engaged in the educational sessions.

Furthermore, Mr. Dane conducted interviews with participants to better understand public water consumption and educated them with relevant facts.

Water Watch Penang expressed gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to Eco Fest 2024. We hope that the knowledge shared will raise awareness among the public and inspire further collaborations with UTAR for continued efforts in environmental education.

For more information, please contact WWP Executive Manager, Dr. Hong Chern Wern, at hong.wwp@gmail.com

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