Water Watch Penang has successfully organised its very first-ever forum, online via ‘zoom application’ on the 9th of June 2020. Focusing on the topic of water crises, the title of the forum was ‘Averting Future Water Crises: the Way Forward in Malaysia was held from 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm. The online forum attracted more than 50 participants from public and private institutions as well as other NGOs with 4 speakers who were Prof Dr Chan Ngai Weng, a Professor in Universiti Sains Malaysia and President of Water Watch Penang, Prof Dato Dr Mohd Ekhwan Haji Toriman, Professor in Centre for Research in Development, Social and Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Prof Dr Narimah Samat, Professor in Geographic Information System and Dean of School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Dr Hong Chern Wern, Senior Facilitator and Life Member of Water Watch Penang.Continue reading
World Water Day has always been a much-anticipated event for us. It is the largest platform and opportunity for Water Watch Penang (WWP) to spread awareness on water issues and to an important extent, the environment. However, the emergence of COVID-19 has forced us as well as many other organisations to halt physical gatherings such as the one WWP intended to execute on the 4th of April 2020.Continue reading
We regretfully announce that this year’s World Water Day has been postponed until further notice due to the threat and spread of Covid-19 in the country. We humbly apologise for any inconvenience caused.
All related World Water Day events hence are put on hold. Do refer to our Facebook page or website for further updates.
Listen to the BFM Podcasts of Prof Chan Ngai Weng, the President of Water Watch Penang, on the illegal dumping site that was discovered along Sungai Muda, which is a main water source for Kedah and Penang. The area is filled with e-waste, raising concerns of a looming pollution crisis amid a water shortage caused by the current dry spell in the region.