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12 Jan 2022 JOHOR, Malaysia
Intermittent downpour in the southern state at the beginning of the year, saw more than 5,000 residents displaced and housed at 79 temporary relief centres that had been opened to accommodate victims. Prince Tunku has announced a river cleaning programme which will commence next month in Johor, in addition to special programmes to raise awareness of the importance of keeping rivers clean.
24 Sep 2020 REDMOND WA, United States
Microsoft has announced a commitment to be water positive in its operations by 2030. The corporation described its intension to reduce its water intensity, or water used per megawatt of energy consumed, and to replenish water used in water-stressed regions of operations in a 21 September blog by its President Brad Smith...
5 Aug 2020 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
The government of Malaysia has announced an allocation of $2.3 Billion USD for improvements to the nation's water supply network.Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man made the announcement 3 August at the meeting of the lower house of parliament adding that a long-term approach needed to be taken with respect to water issues...
20 Oct 2019 JAKARTA, Indonesia
The government of Indonesia has appointed international management consultancy McKinsey & Company to prepare a feasibility study regarding the country's plan to relocate the capital from currently-sinking Jakarta to Borneo. Half of Jakarta is below sea level with one of the main causes being subsidence caused by extraction of groundwater for drinking water and other human use...
18 Sep 2019 KUALA LUMPUR
Torrential rain fell on Kuala Lumpur on Monday (Sept 16) after cloud seeding efforts took off in the central states of peninsula Malaysia following days of delays due to unsuitable conditions. The Meteorological Department said it was able to seed clouds over Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka with the cooperation of the National Disaster Management Agency and air force...
7 Sep 2019 JOHOR BARU
About 150,000 consumers in Johor will be affected by a month-long water rationing exercise starting yesterday due to the water level at the Machap Dam reaching its critical point. The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) said today that 149,550 consumers around Simpang Renggam, Layang-Layang and North Pontian will experience alternating periods of supply and disruption until October 2.
8 Jul 2019 PAPAR
The state government’s decision to proceed with the Papar Dam project is based on the need for long term solution to a projected water shortage problem in this district, Kota Kinabalu and Penampang in five years’ time. State Infrastructure Development Minister, Datuk Peter Anthony said there was an urgent need to increase long term water supply capacity in these areas until 2060...
10 Jun 2019 MIRI
Widespread floods have inundated numerous settlements in northern and central Sarawak, following heavy rain over the past 24 hours. Long Busang village in the vicinity of Bakun Dam in central Sarawak is totally submerged in about three metres of water.
30 Apr 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
2019 "Responsible Asset Allocator Index" Assesses Funds On Environmental / Social Awareness, Corporate Governance
A new ranking of global Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) and Government Pension Funds (GPF) that manage an estimated $21 Trillion USD in assets also now assesses these funds on environmental, social awareness and corporate governance.Produced by the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative (RAAI) at think-tank New America in cooperation with the Fletcher School of Tufts University, the index evaluated almost 500 asset allocations, almost 200 funds and drew up a list of the top 25 fund managers that take a balanced view in their investment practices...
4 Apr 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia has commissioned a study, to be completed within 30 days, to examine withdrawing from the 1962 Malaysia-Singapore water sharing agreement. Together with the state government, Malaysia's National Water Services Commission (SPAN) will look at resources, framework and impact of such a withdrawal, Xavier Jayakumar, Malaysia's Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources said April 3, adding "we want Johor (State) to not be dependent and we don't want them to take (treated) water from Singapore anymore"...
19 Mar 2019 BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Brunei is expected to introduce prepaid water meters this year to curb the high water usage in the country. "The use of clean water in Brunei is still the highest in Association of Southeast Asian Nations at 380 liters per person a day," saidMinister of Development Hj Suhaimi during Monday's Legislative Council meeting...
27 Nov 2018 GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Meteorological Organization is projecting a 75-80 percent chance of an El Nino developing in the next three months, although it is not expected to be a strong event.A November 27 update from the organization says that sea surface temperatures are already at weak El Nino levels in part of the tropical Pacific, although the corresponding atmospheric patterns have not yet materialized...