Integrated Management of Kinta River Basin for Community & Ecosystem Services through Active Community and Stakeholder Participation
Upstream of Kinta River Basin is the main water catchment resource to the residents of Ipoh and surrounding areas as well as a part of the Central Forest Spine (CFS) initiative. It is now threatened with land erosion, land development, improper sewage treatment and irresponsible waste discharges.
Recognising these problems, a collaborative project initiated by Global Environment Centre (GEC) and in partnership with the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Malaysia and Perak is developed. The project aims to conserve and preserve the habitats of forest and river at upstream of Kinta River Basin to protect the ecosystem and secure water resources.
This project works through smart partnerships between relevant key government agencies. Stakeholders especially Orang Asli and local communities (residents of Ipoh Town and adjacent areas) will be empowered for forest and water resources protection and monitoring.
Duration: May 2018 - April 2021
Funder: Yayasan Hasanah
Partners: Ipoh City Council, Perak State Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Perak State Department of National Unity and Integration, Perak State Department of Forestry, Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) and Perak Water Board.
The main goal is to conserve the forests and riverine habitats in the Upper Kinta River Basin to support the Central Forest Spine (CFS) initiative through cross-sector partnership and community empowerment.
The project aims to achieve its goal through two objectives, which are:
- To develop and adopt a strategy for forest and water resource management of the upper Kinta basin; and
- To establish communities engagement to address issues regarding forest management and river protection
- Conducted rapid environmental assessment of the Upper Kinta basin.
- Organised a workshop that gathered different government agencies, private sectors and other key stakeholders in the Upper Kinta River Basin to design the strategic management of forest and water resource based on the report’s findings.
- Organised a workshop that gathered 120 Neighbourhood Watch (KRT) and MPKK members from Ulu Kinta Sub-District to empower the local communities on sustainable management of the environment especially the river and forest.
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