PETALING JAYA: Unsustainable water and sewerage tariffs, coupled with under-funded utilities, often result in the poor delivery of services and wasteful use of water, say experts gathered at the Malaysia International Water Convention (MIWC) 2021.
The continuously growing demand for treated water against the backdrop where the water industry is still facing multiple challenges, including climate change and pollution of raw water sources, is a difficult one to solve, said the secretary-general of the Environment and Water (KASA), Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang.
In his keynote address at the opening on Monday (Sept 20), Zaini identified climate change as the central theme in the water sector outlook post Covid-19.
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Saturday, 13 May 2017 KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Klang, Selangor will experience temporary water disruption starting at 8am on 18 May until midnight on 19 May. A statement from the Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said the water supply disruption was due to maintenance and improvement work …Read More »
Monday, 27 March 2017 Singapore: The water price hike is necessary to bring home the scarcity of water but more time could have been spent explaining the price increase before it was announced, so that people would not have been so surprised, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Commenting on …Read More »
Thursday, 22 December 2016 KUALA LUMPUR: Water supply has been restored to 99% of the areas in Zone 1 after the Sungai Selangor water treatment plants phase 1, 2 and 3 resumed full operation. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said in a statement that water supply had been …Read More »