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Indonesian capital Jakarta struggles as climate change disrupts water balance

JAKARTA, Aug 28 (Jakarta Post/ANN): Jakartans - especially those living in areas unreached by the city’s pipe network - are still struggling to access clean potable water as scientists predict that climate change will disrupt water balance and a harsher El Niño can potentially spell problems for the city’s water resources.

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Malaysians come together to restore a river in their own backyard

Retiree Aziza Sandiman was highly intrigued by what she saw during one of her morning walks in her Taman Melawati neighbourhood in Gombak, Selangor.

It was a group of volunteers cleaning up the Sungai Klang site, among whom was another senior citizen.

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The industry is advised to make the river an ``adopted child''

SEPANG: The Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) wants the industry to participate in the National River Trail Program to protect water resources.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said, the involvement of the industry is important to change the image of the industry which has been often associated with environmental pollution issues including rivers.

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Ministry to introduce national water grade system

KANGAR (March 4): The Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) will introduce the National Water Grade System to solve water-related issues in the country, said Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

He said the system would assist the ministry to look at overall issues arising from the water system, including determining the grade of raw water.

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River Pollution Cuts Water Supply

Countless individuals in four regions in the Klang Valley were on Sunday (Oct 4) influenced by water-supply slices because of a stream contamination episode, scarcely a month after the past occurrence raised far and wide open resentment. 

An aggregate of 309,687 buyer accounts from the Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang regions were influenced on Sunday after two water-treatment plants were closed down because of the discovery of contamination in Sungai Semenyih, the crude water hotspot for the plants. 

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MSU and FoRM shake hands

Considering satisfying UN Maintainable Improvement Objectives through Stream of Life exercises, The board and Science College (MSU) has marked a reminder of comprehension (MoU) with Companions of Waterways Malaysia (Structure). 

The cooperation is pointed toward elevating and updating the Damansara Waterway stretch behind MSU's fundamental grounds in Shah Alam.

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IWK’s “Friends of Rivers” programme hailed

INDAH Water Konsortium (IWK) Penang has adopted Sungai Batu Ferringhi on the island and Sungai Rambai on the mainland under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme this year.

IWK northern region operations head Hussain Omar said the ‘Friends of Rivers’ initiative, carried out by volunteers on a gotong-royong basis, was aimed at caring for the environment.