WORLD WATER DAY 2021 TO BE CELEBRATED WITH THEME “VALUING WATER’ TODAY
Today is a special day when the whole world celebrates World Water Day. As the only “True” water NGO in Malaysia (Water Watch Penang works on water issues only and nothing else), we join all other organisations in the world to celebrate International World Water Day with this year’s theme “Valuing Water”. Water is life, without which there is no life! Yet water is the most undervalued, abused, wasted and “taken for granted” resource by humans! The Paradox of Value, also known as the Diamond–Water Paradox is the apparent contradiction that, although WATER is on the whole more useful, in terms of survival, than diamonds, DIAMONDS command a much higher price in the market.
In conjunction of World Water Day 2021, students from 5 secondary schools in Klang Valley participated in a forum/video presentation as a pre-warmup to the Phase 2 Water Genius Challenge. The students demonstrated their talent in producing short video and oral presentations focusing on this year’s theme, ‘Valuing Water’ by explaining ‘What Does Water Mean to You?’.
Meet our interns, Miss An-Wati Chong from Sandakan, Sabah and Mr. Kishen Kumar, our true blue Penangite. Both of them are undergraduate students pursuing Pure Chemistry from the School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Dear members, volunteers, collaborators and friends of Water Watch Penang (WWP), please be informed that Miss Phang Wai Leng has left WWP. The new focal person in WWP is now Dr Hong Chern Wern (Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org).
Co-sponsored by IAHR, the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES), also one of IAHR’s institute members, is organizing an international session during their annual conference on October 20, 2020 that consists of the 3rd Academic Paper (English) Contest for Young Professionals in Water Sector in the morning and academic speeches in the afternoon. Continue reading