MyCDNet held its first ever Annual National Forum on Water Security on 23 – 24 November 2016. Titled “Adaptation to Hazards Related to Climate Change”, the successful Forum was organized together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), Asia Pacific Environmental Consultants Sdn Bhd (ASPEC), Global Environment Centre (GEC), Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), with support from CapNet UNDP.
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The Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) and the Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) co-hosted a 1 Day Capacity Development Programme on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM). This event was held on 3 March 2016 at the Function Hall, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Level 20, Menara MATRADE in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The capacity development programme was attended by approximately 40 persons from consultants, NGOs, Government bodies and institutions of higher learning in Malaysia.
The Training of Trainers (ToT) on Sustainable Sanitation and Water was held from 23rd to 25th November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The course was jointly organized by Malaysian Capacity Development for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) and Indah Water Konsortium Sdn. Bhd. (IWK), Malaysia’s national sewerage company. This is the first ToT on Sanitation and Water in Malaysia.
The Training of Trainers (ToT) on Water Security and Safety Planning was held on 8 – 9 December 2015 in the Function Hall of Akademi Sains Malaysia, 20th Floor, West Wing, MATRADE Tower. It was organised by Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) with the support of Cap-Net UNDP, in collaboration with Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), Malaysian Water Association (MWA) and Sime Darby.
On the 12th August 2015, members of MyCDNet participated in a MELP (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan) training programme provided by Mr Lai Chee Hui, a Master of Research Student in the School of Humanities at USM. He has recently completed and returned from his 3-month foray as Network Attachment in Cap-Net. This training programme was carried out in Indah Water Technical Training Center.
MELP is a management tool useful for monitoring the output, outcomes and impacts of various water related activities. Mr Lai emphasized that MELP is a plan and not a report, and informed the attendees that Cap-Net has decided to rename the MELP Report to an Outcome Evaluation Report as to not create confusion.
In partnership with the Penang Water Supply Corporation, Water Watch Penang, a member of MyCDNet, organised the World Water Day 2015 celebration which took place at the Air Itam Dam, Penang Malaysia on the 26 April 2015. The event took place a monthlater than the original date of the World Water Day (22 March 2015) due to constraint in schedule and venue selection. The event was officiated by the Chief Minister of Penang, Mr. Lim Guan Eng followed by speech on the importance of wise water consumption towards sustainable development of Penang as well as preventing water rationing in the future due to climate change. Apart from that, the event includes other activities such as water theme-based drawing and coloring competition followed by environmental and water exhibition by NGOs, public and private sectors and universities and interactive games. For more information please contact Water Watch Penang President, Professor Dr. Chan Ngai Weng.
UNESCO-IHP Malaysia in collaboration with UNESCO Jakarta, Water Footprint Network, Malaysian Capacity Development Network in Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet), private organisations, lecturers and NGOs will be conducting a Southeast Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course which will take place from 24 to 26 of February 2015 at Flamengo Hotel, Ampang, Malaysia. Individuals whom were previously trained in Pretoria, South Africa under the Cap-Net UNDP funded initiative in 2013 will become resource persons during the event.