Water Conservation Programme for Schools in Malaysia
Water Conservation Programme is a two year project funded by HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad to educate student on wise management of the water resources. The programme is introduced as DRH20 project at schools under the existing RIVER Ranger programme.
Duration: 2014 - 2016
Funder: HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
Partners: Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia, National Water Service Commission (SPAN).
Target groups: The project is targeted to selected schools in Peninsular Malaysia for three years project period. This selected schools a divided into 3 region that covers all average the Peninsular Malaysia. 10 school for first year at Selangor state and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and repeated with different 10 school for second year at Penang and Kedah. For the third year, the program will focus on 10 schools from Johor.
Aim/objective: The aim of the this project is to instill water saving behavior among students through water auditing and to sustain it at school level as one of the water conservation initiative that will contribute to long term profit.
Project progress: A total of 10 agencies, ten schools with a number of 200 students were successfully exposed to this programme on the second year of the project. About 20 teachers from various backgrounds were brought in under the programme, creating new platform for them to engage more students in future for environmental education particularly focusing on water theme. All the 10 schools successfully started their implementation of water conservation initiatives in 2015.
- Educating the public on common do’s and don’ts as well as other skills to preserve the river;
- Developing and promoting Best Management Practices (BMPs) linked to other thirteen (13) ROL key initiatives;
- Promoting a sense of ownership toward the river; and
- Initiating a long term and sustainable change in behavior towards conserving the river.