Make water everyone’s business
Many industries suffered considerable losses.
According to reports, Malaysia has formally adopted the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as the way to sustainably manage its water resources.
The National Water Resources Council, established in 1998, has provided a forum for a holistic approach in the planning and management of water resources.
Water is found in lakes and reservoirs, in flowing rivers and also as groundwater.
This includes both preventive and curative measures.
Sources of water supply need not be limited to surface waters.
Groundwater and even wastewater need to be explored for use.
This is not only for assessing water and its ecosystem, but also in implementing the supply-side infrastructural development works, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and demand-side innovative technologies and practices.
Water related research in Malaysia has been rather ad-hoc.
It is about “making water everyone’s business”.