Sustainable Water Resource Management for Community via Drinking Water Supply
Access to clean water supply is firmly recognized as human rights by the United Nations General Assembly since 2010. However, GEC is aware that in Malaysia, there are still rural areas and indigenous communities lacking of clean water supply.
To combat this problem, GEC initiated this project in 2018 to empower the affected communities on water resource sustainability especially potable (drinking and cooking) water conservation and supply.
It Is expected that the selected villages will have a minimum of 20 households with estimation of minimum of 5-10 households can be supported with clean water source.
Duration: 1 year
Funder: HSBC Bank
Partners: Water Supply Department Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, National Water Service Commission (SPAN), Department of Water Supply Malaysia, Public Work Department, Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA), Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Target Groups: Orang Asli, rural community, sub-urban, urban poor community as well as the schools or any other centres in Selangor and Perak.
- To engage targeted communities on sustainable water resource management initiative including water resource protection through community empowerment and education.
- To demonstrate simple and practical water supply and waste management options to protect their water resources.
- To provide and further outreach to support water supply for the rural community through alternative water options.
Summary of Project Achievements:
The project has provided accessible portable water to the Orang Asli community of 278 households from eight villages via installations of a new water storage tank and outdoor water filter. Six environmental committee groups were successfully established at different villages to take ownership and aware of their local issues related to the environment includes nearby rivers in order to ensure sustainable water supply. GEC has also organised five trainings to empower more than 112 Orang Asli community members on water conservation, water resource and pollution management, and operation and maintenance of water filter and water storage tank.
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