Due to popular demand, the Storytelling event is back again this year!! In collaboration with Water Watch Penang (WWP) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), under sponsorship by Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP), The Giving Tree Story House is presenting “The Story of Our Water”. Water covers 70% of our planet. So, is water plentiful for all livings? In fact, there is only 3% of world’s water is freshwater and <1% is assesible. Currently, many regions in the world are facing water scarcity. In these sessions, through storytelling using picture books and fun activities, children will be exposed to the importance of water conservation. Children will learn about the sources of fresh water, water pollution and the importance of saving water to cope with its scarcity for a sustainable living. Let us instill water awareness to our children from a young age!
In collaboration with Bahagian Jaringan Industri dan Masyarat (BJIM), Universiti Sains Malaysia and supported by PBAPP, Water Watch Penang has successfully organised the River and Water Education Awareness Programme on the 28th of July 2021. The session, facilitated by Dr. Hong Chern Wern, senior facilitator and manager of Water Watch Penang, included topics on global, national and local water issues, followed by river education that encompassed physical, chemical and biological assessment of a river. This programme was attended by a total of 37 students and teachers mainly from SJKT Bayan Lepas, SJKT Kulim, and SJKT Nilai.
A workshop was successfully conducted, themed “Emerging Water Pollutants in River and Coastal Environment”, with at least 100 participants via zoom and Facebook live platform, with about 400 views through Facebook live streaming. This workshop was hosted by Water Watch Penang in partnership with School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, with Dr. Oh Wen-Da as the coordinator of the event.