Country Facing Serious Water Risks

BY HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM (The Star Nation – 14 August 2016)

PETALING JAYA: Several areas in eight states and Kuala Lumpur are expected to be under increased risk of water issues by the year 2020, despite Malaysia being located in the tropical zone, which receives high rainfall.

The World Resources Institute (WRI), which developed the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, has projected a 1.4-fold increase in water stress levels for some areas in Kedah, Penang, Kelantan, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Johor by 2020. Continue reading


BFM Interviewed the President of Water Watch Penang and a Physical Geography professor of University Sains Malaysia, Professor Dr. Chan Ngai Weng, on approaches to deal with flash floods. 

Listen to the podcast here.

With the monsoon season now well underway, daily reports of flash flooding have become a normal occurrence in the city, as flood evacuee numbers rise in rural areas. Today we discuss the issue of flash flooding, and whether the country has implemented enough measures to prevent rather than just manage flash flooding, that will ultimately allow the government to save billions of Ringgit that are spent on mitigation plans (Source: BFM, 2015).

The Amount of Water You Actually Need Per Day

Hint: it’s not always eight glasses.

Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day: it’s a rule that’s been burned into our brains for years as the ideal amount of fluid to drink each day. Yet no matter how many times experts say that’s not quite accurate, many still believe “8×8” is the magic amount.

The truth: How much water you should drink each day really, truly depends on the person, Robert A. Huggins, Ph.D., of the University of Connecticut explained to Health. “Fluid needs are dynamic and need to be individualized from person to person. Factors such as sex, environmental conditions, level of heat acclimatization, exercise or work intensity, age, and even diet need to be considered.”


Stop The Drip,Save The Drop

Global Environment Centre (GEC) runs River Care Programme which works towards protection, restoration and sustainable use of rivers; the MOST IMPORTANT SOURCE of our drinking water!

From 2004 to June 2014, GEC had trained 3000 River Rangers around Malaysia through various projects like the “1 State 1 River” programme, Community Engagement, Environment Education Programmes among schools and Corporate Capacity Building and CSR approach. We crucially need to reach out to more people and spread a greater awareness of our cause.

– See more at here.