Stewardship for A Healthy Kinta River Basin Through Green Living Practices
Currently, Sungai Kinta in Perak is only evaluated through the Department of Environment’s (DOE) Water Quality Index (WQI) system with the latest report recorded reading of 83 (Class II, clean) (EQR, 2020).
This project aims to achieve Healthy Kinta River Basin in long term by redefining the definition of healthy rivers in line with living river concept. Healthy Kinta River Basin consists of three aspects which are physico-chemical river water quality (PCR WQ), biological water quality (BWQ) and stakeholder engagement (SE).
This project will support community and stakeholders’ stewardship of Kinta River Basin by implementing various community-based initiatives including empowering them on green living practices and river monitoring plan.
The goals are:
- River health and local community engagement around Kinta River Basin within the Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM)
- Green living practices by stakeholders as well as implementation of green living model and initiatives with support of project stakeholders
Duration: 2021 – 2023 (3 years)
Funder: Yayasan Hasanah
Partners: Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Perak
To develop, implement and promote a strategy for river health improvement and community engagement within the Kinta River Basin into Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM)
To promote, empower and implement river basin stewardship through green living concept and Public Outreach Programme (POP) Approach among local communities, public, businesses, NGO/CBOs and agencies within Kinta River Basin Management.
- Conducted field visit on 13 January 2022 as part of Rapid Environmental Assessment of Kinta River Basin to collect data on demographic, geographic, land use, water bodies and pollution factors within project area.
- Organised a community empowerment activity enabled 10 youths from Kampung Tonggang, Perak to learn about green practices and waste management; making candles from used cooking oil; recycling practices; and water saving practices.
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