ICEE invites Teachers, Principals, Lecturers, Professors & Environment Lovers to the Webinar on THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT: AN EXPERTS’ PERSPECTIVE on 16th September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm Malaysia Time (5.00PM to 7.00PM India Time)Continue reading
In collaboration with Water Watch Penang (WWP) and Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn. Bhd. (PBAPP), Universiti Sains Malaysia is hosting:
INNOVATIVE WATER TREATMENT COMPETITION 2021
CALLING ALL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (FORM 1 to FORM 6)
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Innovation Is Where Imagination Meets Ambition
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2 September 2021, Selangor – The Malaysian Environmental NGOS (MENGO) is deeply dismayed by the reports that the Selangor state government has degazetted 536.7 hectares (ha) of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR) for mixed commercial development. The total area that is approved for degazettement is 54% of the original proposed plan to degazette 931.17 ha.Continue reading
Media Release by DATO’ IR. JASENI MAIDINSACEO, PBA Holdings Bhd and PBAPP
- The proposed Kulim International Airport (KXP) in Kuala Muda,Kedah, is located adjacent to the riverbanks of Sungai Muda.
- An EIA report states that the construction and operational phasesof the KXP and its “aerotropolis” (business, commercial andindustrial park) may cause river blockages, water contaminationand/or degradation of water quality.
- PENANG, Monday, 23.8.2021: An environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the proposed Kulim International Airport (KXP) project in Kedah has revealed that the project may contaminate Sungai Muda and thereby jeopardise water supply services in Penang.
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USM water expert, who is also the President of Water Watch Penang, blames senseless development, forest-clearing for water column phenomenon
“Universiti Sains Malaysia’s School of Humanities water expert Prof Chan Ngai Weng told The Vibes that the phenomenon is partly due to climate change (extremely heavy rain) and partly due to anthropogenic activities, such as forest-clearing, construction, agriculture and virgin forests developed into built-up areas.
“Forests have a valuable flood-control function in absorbing huge amounts of rainwater.
“For example, during the dry season, almost 90-100% of rainfall is absorbed by forests. During the rainy season, less is absorbed, but 30-70% of rainwater is still absorbed.
“Once the forests are cleared, there is 0% absorption as 100% of the rainwater flows as run-off on the land into rivers. Hence, we have mudflows and flash floods like what happened in Yan yesterday (Wednesday).”
He said climate change cannot be solely blamed for the phenomenon, as humans are also the instigating culprits.
“So, we should look in the mirror and point the finger at ourselves and not blame nature, the weather or God.”