The Penang Water Audit Competition 2023 wrapped up successfully on the 28 October 2023, featuring an active participation of 30 students from six schools in Penang. The competition took place at SJKC Union, and was conducted in collaboration with PBAPP, Penang Green Council, Green Educator’s Workgroup (GREW), and Clean International.
Water Audit involves assessing the flow of water in a system to understand usage, enabling the reduction of losses and improvement in water conservation. Following the success of last year’s first water audit competition, Water Watch Penang organized the second edition in Penang. This competition serves to educate students on the significance of water conservation, empower them to conduct water audits, and foster active partnerships and participation within schools.
Salcon Smart Water Programme (SSWP) was successfully organized Salcon in Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara, Selangor, on 14th of October 2023. The programme was participated by 70 students and trained by a total of 8 teachers, from 7 different schools, which were SMK Puteri Titiwangsa, SK Wangsa Maju Seksyen 1, SMK(P) Air Panas, SMK Batu Muda, SMK Datok Lokman, SMK Maxwell, and SMK Seri Ampang. The teachers were formerly trained in the Training of Trainers session held on the 15th July 2023.
This programme was aimed at generating ripple effects of skilled and enthusiastic educators in the field of river and water education by training teachers to serve as facilitators in their respective schools.
On October 25, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme at SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth. The program engaged more than 600 students from Form 1 and Form 2, along with 41 teachers, running from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
Hanson Yeoh, the WWP Programme Officer, with assistance from CGSS USM intern Durgadewi Thurairaj, initiated the session with an enlightening presentation, offering insights into the organization’s history, objectives, and previous projects. Following this, the students were introduced to the global water crisis, followed by discussions on the national and local water crises.
On the 22nd of October 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) conducted a river education program in collaboration with South Island Garment Sdn Bhd as part of their CSR initiative. Mr. Lee Ming Yeaw, the Facility/HSE Manager, led a group of 33 participants, which included employees and their respective family members. This marked the second collaborative CSR program between South Island Garment Sdn Bhd and WWP, with the initial one taking place last year in Cherok Tokun.
The program began with an introduction from Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chan Ngai Weng, the President of WWP, who provided insights into WWP’s mission and highlighted the challenging state of water resources in Penang. He emphasized the scarcity of raw fresh water and highlighted that Penang’s water supply primarily comes from Sungai Muda in Kedah. Following that, a mock cheque presentation was carried out by Ms. Chung Kui Yin, the Senior Admin/HR Manager of South Island Garment Sdn Bhd, to Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chan Ngai Weng, the President of WWP.
Under the Negalitres for Schools Programme, Water Watch Penang (WWP) again has successfully conducted a double-education programme in SJKC Union from 8.00am to 10.15am on the 19th of October 2023. SJKC Union is one of the on-going participants of the Negalitres for Schools Programme, and is also one of the Green School recipients for FEE Eco-Schools Programme.
The educational session was segmented into two parts: an education and awareness session that involved the participation of over 800 students and 15 teachers, and a water quality assessment activity involving 30 students and 2 teachers from the Environmental Club.