1 October 2022: The third Salcon Smart Water Programme of the year 2022 in partnership with Water Watch Penang (WWP) was conducted at Bukit Kiara Federal Park. The event was participated by a total of 38 students and five teachers from SMK Convent Sentul alongside with representatives from Salcon Berhad, Mdm. Lee Shee Bee and Mr. Kong Qi Yan.
The intention of this curriculum is to convey rivers and water knowledge on a global, national, and local level, focusing on Selangor to the pupils. Dr. Hong Chern Wern was the instructor of the day, aided by trained facilitators and interns, Ms. Ong Ke Shin, Mr. Sharvind Sivan, Mr. Hanson Yeoh, Ms. Adeline Chong and Ms. Nur Aina Syahirah and a passionate volunteer, Ms. Alicia Khor,
On the 15th of September 2022, a Training of Trainers (TOT) Programme for teachers of for Green Educator’s Workgroup (GREW) took place at SMK Pulau Tikus. A total of 14 teachers from different schools of Penang participated in this programme, held at the ‘Mind Mastery Centre’, hosted by SMJK Convent Pulau Tikus.
GREW is one of WWP’s partner in the ‘Negalitres for School’s Programme’. Thus, the main objective of this programme was to train the teachers from GREW so that they can be facilitators in their respective school, thus creating multiplying effects of educators who are trained and passionate in river and water education.
28th August 2022 – A short river water education awareness programme took place on the 28th August 2022 at Taman Jajar, Sungai Ara with the participation from partners in Universiti Sains Malaysia and their research collaborators from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia under the Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS) for Water Balance research project.
Penang, faced with the possibility of raw water shortage between 2025 and 2030, besides educating the public via water NGOs such as Water Watch Penang to reduce domestic water consumption, PBAPP is also exploring into strategies such as Perak Raw Water Transfer or even investment into desalination technology. Such strategy is vital to ensure sufficient water supply for the sustainable development initiatives of Penang.