Singapore – Bukit Batok Canal poised to become a Community Focal Point (17 January 2015)

Singapore – Bukit Batok Canal poised to become a Community Focal Point (17 January 2015)

One of PUB’s four ABC (Active, Beautiful & Clean) Waters projects to commence in 2015 Residents of Bukit Batok can soon look forward to a new community space when a 230-metre stretch of the Bukit Batok Canal is given a facelift under PUB’s Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) programme. Located between Bukit Batok West Ave 2 and 4, ABC Waters @ Bukit Batok Canal will transform the neighbourhood into a vibrant communal space while allowing residents to get close to and better appreciate the waterway. The project also complements the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme upstream of the canal to provide an enhanced living environment for residents. As part of the makeover, rain gardens will be incorporated along the canal bank to detain and cleanse rainwater runoff before discharging the water into the canal.  The rain gardens also promote biodiversity, while beautifying the surrounding landscape.  In addition, creepers along the canal walls and new plantings will give the area an aesthetical boost while timber seats along the waterway allow residents to enjoy the cool breeze by the waterway. For Details – Click...
Malaysia – South East Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course Flamingo Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (24-26 March 2015)

Malaysia – South East Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course Flamingo Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (24-26 March 2015)

The Malaysian Water Partnership (MyWP) with cooperation from UNESCO Jakarta has successfully organised a Water Footprint Training Course in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from the 24-26th Mac 2015. The training course was conducted by Dr. Ashok Chapagain, Science Director, of the Water Footprint Network (WFN) based in the Netherlands. Dr. Ashok was assisted by five facilitators form Malaysia The training course was officially opened by Dato Sri Ir. Hj Ahmad Husaini Sulaiman, The Director General of Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia who is also the chairman of AWGWRM and MyWP. Invitation was made to the focal point ASEAN Working Group on Water Resources Management (AWGWRM) and five member states had responded to the invitation. Vietnam and Indonesia were represented by the respective UNDP CapNet focal point. Participants from Malaysia comprises from academia, research institution, ministries and department as well from NGOs. In all 50 participants attended the training...