On July 4, 2023, Water Watch Penang organized yet another Aquasave Awareness Education Programme for Furutec Electrical Sdn. Bhd. A total of 16 employees actively participated in the program, which took place from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
The primary objective of the talk was to enhance the understanding of the company’s staff and empower them to adopt water-saving practices in their daily activities, going beyond the mere achievement of the Penang Green Office Certification. Additionally, the talk aimed to provide guidance to the staff on meeting the certification requirements based on Aqua Save evaluation criteria.
On June 22, 2023, Water Watch Penang conducted a sharing session with the Penang Green Council on the ‘AQUA SAVE AWARENESS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR PENANG GREEN OFFICE CERTIFICATION.’
The Penang Green Council is one of WWP’s main partners and collaborators, and it is the main implementor of the Penang Green Office (PGO) Certification. PGO’s certification is conducted in conjunction with the Aqua Save Certification under PBAPP and the Penang State Government’s initiative to recognize industries and organizations that are dedicated to water conservation activities.
During this session, Water Watch Penang presented and discussed the awareness component as well as the water audit component based on the Aqua Save Criteria. The session was attended by a total of 15 staff members from the Penang Green Council, including the General Manager, Ms. Josephine.
The session also included calculations of water bills, ways to reduce water consumption, and a general discussion aimed at creating a water-saving society in Penang.
Water Watch Penang would like to express gratitude to the Penang Green Council and PBAPP for providing this opportunity to contribute to the public’s education regarding the Aqua Save Certification Programme.
On June 21, 2023, a successful water/STEM education program was conducted at SMK St. Xavier (St. Xavier’s Institution). This collaborative initiative involved Water Watch Penang, the American Chemical Society USM Student Chapter (ACS USM), PBAPP, Intel Corporation, and CLEAN International.
The program comprised two sessions. First, Water Watch Penang delivered an awareness talk, followed by a hands-on learning session on water pollution and water treatment processes led by ACS USM.
During the awareness talk, Dr. Hong Chern Wern of Water Watch Penang provided an introduction to WWP’s history, goals, and previous activities. He discussed global, national, and local water crises, shared water facts, presented water conservation strategies, and addressed various water-related issues. Dr. Hong also reintroduced the “negalitres for schools” program to the students, as they are actively participating in water-saving initiatives.
On June 19, 2023, as part of the Aqua Save Awareness Education Programme for Penang Green Office Certification, WWP successfully organized a short talk for Aemulus Corporation.
A total of 13 employees, led by Ms. Hazel Wong, the leader of the ESG Committee, participated in the program from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
The Aqua Save Awareness Education Programme is a free talk organized by WWP in collaboration with the Penang Green Council (PGC) and the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) for organizations that have signed up for the Penang Green Office certification. This program, initiated in 2009 by PBAPP in partnership with the Penang State Government, aims to recognize industries and organizations committed to water conservation activities.
2nd June 2023: Water Watch Penang in the first ever collaboration with Habitat Foundation, have successfully conducted its core programme, the ‘River and Water Education Programme at the Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) at Balik Pulau on the 2nd of June 2023. Also, this was the second education session conducted for POWIIS in school after the first tailor-made geography programme was conducted at Taman Jajar Sungai Ara in the year 2023.
Invited by Habitat Foundation and attended by two teachers, 6 students aged between 13-16 years old and Mr. Eric Shaun Seaton, the Comms Manager of Habitat Foundation, this programme was conducted by the Executive Manager of WWP, Dr. Hong Chern Wern.