Two-Day Exhibition Focused on Raising Awareness about Water Conservation in Conjunction with Intel Malaysia Safety Week 2024 – 7th and 9th May 2024

Water Watch Penang is honored to have been invited to raise awareness about water conservation as part of Intel Malaysia Safety Week, participating as one of the exhibitors on May 7th and 9th, 2024, at the Bayan Lepas and Kulim plants respectively. Representing Water Watch Penang were Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, along with interns from UMK, Ms. Atiqah and Ms. Fatin.

During this two-day exhibition, WWP aimed to educate Intel staff and general participants about water issues and challenges in Penang, with the goal of fostering a water-saving society. In addition to sharing WWP’s past achievements, representatives interacted with participants to explain that despite Penang’s classification as a water-poor region, significant water wastage occurs due to the remarkably low domestic tariff. WWP also provided insights into the recent tariff hike in Penang and Malaysia as a whole.

Furthermore, WWP highlighted successful Intel’s partnership in the Negalitres for Schools Programme and Intel River Ranger Programme. Various water-saving videos and past winners of the TikTok Water Saving competitions were presented to guide participants in water-saving initiatives. As part of a continuous partnership with PBAPP, WWP distributed water-saving kits and guidebooks for water conservation, accompanied by explanations and guidance from WWP.

Water Watch Penang extends its gratitude to Intel Malaysia for the invitation to these two-day exhibitions. For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Hong Chern Wern, Executive Manager of WWP, at hong.wwp@gmail.com or +6019-5751253.

 ‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’ RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION SESSION HITS SJKC KHENG TEAN

On March 15, 2024, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully carried out the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme at SJKC Kheng Tean. Under the Negalitres for Schools Programme, in the year 2022 during its kickoff, SJKC Kheng Tean was the first ever school to be installed with the water saving technology. This marks their inaugural educational talk in school for the year 2024 and also the third year of their participation in this programme.. A total of 300 students and 6 teachers participated in the program, which ran from 8:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.

Led by Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the WWP Programme Officer, and with support from WWP intern Mr. Dane Lim Chiu Tong, the session commenced with an insightful overview of WWP’s mission and past endeavors.

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First Event of the Year: Public Engagement on Challenges of Water Resources Management in Penang – Penang Digital Library – 8th January 2023

8th January 2023: Water Watch Penang was invited to give a short talk by Penang Green Council under Kebun KitaR’s Green Education Program managed by Bayan Greentech Sdn Bhd. The Kebun KitaR, a community farm managed by Bayan Greentech Sdn Bhd, is organising a free green education program session per month from August 2022 until July 2023 at Penang Digital Library to educate the participants on urban farming. The Kebun KitaR’s training and workshop will be done according to three main themes, namely ‘Act At Home’, ‘The Future Is A Garden’, and ‘Learn From Nature’ to promote sustainability and encourage the public to lead a healthy life.

The education program started with the introduction of the topic of water conservation and soil health by Dr. Jen. In order to help the participants to raise their awareness about the importance of clean water and appreciate the current adequate supply of clean water in Penang, Dr. Hong then presented and discuss on the local, national, and global water issues and the related topic such as Baling flood in 2022 that caused the water disruption in Penang. Several challenges of water resources management in Penang had also been introduced such as high water consumption of Penangites, and cheap water tariff.

In the final section, Dr.Hong emphasised various water-saving methods that can be implemented by the public in their houses. Before ending the talk, Dr.Hong also taught the participants to calculate their daily water usage. The participants also share their water-saving practice experience in their daily life. There are also many Penangites feedback to Dr.Hong and share their shockingness about realizing Penang is a water-poor state in Malaysia.

For more information, please contact Dr. Hong via email at hong.wwp@gmail.com

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SALCON SMART WATER PROGRAMME FOR SMK LEMBAH SUBANG – 22nd OCTOBER 2022, TAMAN PERSEKUTUAN BUKIT KIARA, KUALA LUMPUR

The third Salcon Smart Water Program of 2022 was held at Bukit Kiara Federal Park on the October 22nd in collaboration with Water Watch Penang (WWP). Along with representatives from Salcon Berhad, Ms. Chern Meng Gaik and Mr. Kong Qi Yan, 38 students, and 2 teachersfrom SMK Lembah Subang attended the river activity.

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The purpose of this river activity is to educate and share information with the students about rivers and water on a global, regional, and local level, with a particular emphasis on Selangor. Dr. Hong Chern Wern served as the program’s lead, assisted by facilitators, Ms. Ong Ke Shin, Ms. Adeline Chong, Mr. Ooi Che Khai, Ms. Alicia Khor, and Ms. Janice Yip as facilitator as well as as well as Mr. Gan Vincent who was the official photographer for the event.

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AMD-PGC WEBINAR: Your Household Water Usage And Conservation: What Can You Do? – 16 October 2022, Zoom Platform

16 October 2022: A seminar titled “Your Household Usage and Conservation: What Can You Do? “, was conducted online by Water Watch Penang via invitation by Penang Green Council for AMD. The webinar was attended by a total of 50 attendees consisting of employees from AMD Malaysia.

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