Archive for ‘ICM’

6 June, 2012

Geran ‘Selangorku’ RM5 Juta Diperuntuk Pelihara Alam Sekitar

PETALING JAYA 5 JUN : Kerajaan Negeri Selangor memperuntukkan RM5 juta dalam ‘Geran Selangorku’ pada tahun ini bagi melaksanakan pemeliharaan dan aktiviti penjagaan alam sekitar di negeri ini.

Exco Pelancongan, Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Alam Sekitar, Elizabeth Wong berkata, geran alam sekitar diberi kepada badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) dan persatuan-persatuan dalam melaksanakan program yang dirancang berkaitan alam sekitar.

“Jadi fasa pertama, Kerajaan Negeri telah memberi lebih RM250,000 kepada NGO-NGO terbabit.

29 May, 2012

Flush away the problem

By TAN CHENG LI star2green@thestar.com.my

Big plans are ahead to reduce sewage contamination in Sungai Klang.

EFFLUENT from sewage treatment plants has been singled out as a major river polluter. Just by sheer numbers alone, sewage treatment plants make up 49% (10,025 facilities) of the total number of water pollution sources found in the country.

In comparison, manufacturing industries make up 44.5% (9,069 sources), according to the Environmental Quality Report 2010 by the Department of Environment.

Lake of filth: The Sri Johor flood detention pond in Bandar Tasik Permaisuri in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, not only holds excess water, but plenty of trash, too.

29 May, 2012

Saving Sungai Klang

By TAN CHENG LI star2green@thestar.com.my

The use of ‘soft rocks’ — heavy-duty geo-textile bags filled with sand and weighing two tonnes each — to protect the banks of Sungai Kerayong create a more natural riverine environment as plants can grow on them.

Long treated like a sewer rather than a river, can Sungai Klang be revived?

BY NOW, many people would have noticed that something is up in several rivers within the Klang Valley. In Ulu Klang, shady trees that line Sungai Klang have been sacrificed for slope protection works. Where Sungai Kerayong flows through Cheras, a water treatment plant is under construction. In Selayang, the banks of Sungai Gombak have been beautified.

16 March, 2012

Sambutan Hari Air Sedunia Peringkat Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor

SAMBUTAN HARI AIR SEDUNIA 22/3/2012 (KHAMIS) BERTEMPAT DI SUNGAI ULU YAM BHARU (BERHADAPAN MASJID HULU YAM BHARU)

Pada setiap tahun masyarakat dunia semakin ramai yang telah mencurahkan rasa sayang terhadap Alam Semulajadi. Sambutan Hari Air Sedunia adalah merupakan salah satu sambutan seumpamanya diasaskan Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu-UN selain Hari Alam Sekitar, Hari Bumi serta Hari BioDiversiti Sedunia.

RCOMM pada tahun ini sekali lagi menganjurkan Sambutan Air Sedunia dengan temanya KEKAL KAN SUMBER AIR DAN MAKANAN. Program tahun ini dibiayai oleh Jawatankuasa Tetap Alam Sekitar Kerajaan Negeri Selangor dengan kerjasama Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor dan beberapa agensi daerah dan negeri termasuk Jabatan Bomba, Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran serta Jabatan Pendidikan Daerah.

RCOMM telah membuat undangan dan akan melawat sekolah pada minggu bermulanya sekolah serta menjangkakan seramai lima ratus pelajar hadir. Kita semua sedia maklum bahawa sumber Alam Semulajadi iaitu air adalah merupakan satu elemen penting dalam menghasilkan semua sumber makanan termasuklah tepung, penanaman dan sebagainya.

Berikut adalah butiran mengenai program :

8.00pagi : Berkumpul di hadapan Masjid Hulu Yam Bharu

8.30 pagi: Kata-kata Aluan dari RCOMM

9.00 pagi : Taklimat mengenai kepentingan sumber air dan makanan oleh Prof Helmi (RCOMM)

9.30 pagi : Kata-kata aluan oleh YDP MDHS, Tuan Tukiman Hj Nail

10.30pg : Aktiviti dan Permainan mengenai 3R dan Pertandingan berunsurkan air dan botol plastik.

12.30tgri : Jamuan Tengahari

Makan dan Minum serta sijil/hadiah akan disediakan kepada yang hadir. Sekiranya mempunyai butiran lanjut sila hubungi Miza di talian 0126524815

Yang Benar

SITI AIN DAUD (RCOMM)

17 February, 2012

The World’s Most Beautiful Mosque in Malaysia is Vulnerable to Rising Seas

design, architecture, rising sea levels, greenhouse gases, Malaysia, Malacca Mosque, Strait of Malacca, Mosque, global warming

The Malacca Straits Mosque in Malaysia is arguably the world’s most beautiful and it is vulnerable to rising seas.

Malaysia is one of the few countries that share Dubai’s obsession with manmade islands and grandeur. We have often cast a critical eye on the Emirate’s core developers for building artificial islands that have wrecked havoc on the Gulf’s marine environment, but the danger doesn’t end there.

2 February, 2012

Speech by YB Elizabeth Wong during Transparency International’s “Malaysia Forest Governance Integrity (FGI) Programme”

Image by The NutGraph

Protecting Forests in Selangor: Challenges and Opportunities

Through new gazettes made since 2008, the percentage of total area of forest cover in the state has increased from 30.5% to 31.5%, which translates to about 6,500 hectares. Part of this was done by taking back concessions that were previously given out.

One percent doesn’t sound like much, but given that Selangor is the most industrialised and developed state in Malaysia, and the trend was previously going in the opposite direction, it is quite an achievement. I would even say it is historic.

31 January, 2012

Selangor’s Water Situation – BFM Podcast

http://podcast.bfm.my/podcast/e?file=assets/files/TheBiggerPicture/2012-01-26_JamesCherian_SelangorWaterSituation.mp3&t=Selangor’sWaterSituation

It’s the most abundant resource in the world, and yet recent press reports mentioned four districts in Selangor were facing water shortage issues just before Chinese New Year this year.

Is Selangor facing a water crisis?

Former environmental consultant James Tansen Cherian gives us an in-depth look at the real situation facing the supply, distribution, consumption and management of water in Selangor.

Article source http://bfm.my/selangors-water-situation.html

12 September, 2011

DongYing Declaration on Building a “Blue Economy” through Integrated Coastal Management

Draft Declaration


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11 September, 2011

Integrated Coastal Management in Port Klang

Port Klang

Port Klang is the largest port in Malaysia and is one of the top 25 container ports in the world. An estimated 11,000 ships arrive in Port Klang each year, making it a major shipping and industrial hub of Southeast Asia. Aside from shipping and associated commerce, the coastal region of Klan is also important for capture fisheries, aquaculture and human settlements. Such development activities, however, have led to some environmental problems. These include heavy siltation of the Klan River, flooding, deterioration of water quality and loss of marine habitats. Through the establishment of the integrated coastal management mechanism, local stakeholders hope to successfully address these environmental issues and develop and effective land/sea-use zonation scheme to promote sustainable development and minimize multiple-use conflicts.

10 September, 2011

Selangor is aggressively implementing Integrated Coastal Management

Integrated Coastal Management

Integrated coastal management (ICM) is a mechanism that involves a systematic process for managing competing issues in marine and coastal areas, including diverse and multiple uses of natural resources. It puts into practice effective governance, active partnerships, practical coordinating strategies, sustainable financial resources and strengthened technical institutional capacities.
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