Posts tagged ‘research’

29 May, 2012

Saving Sungai Klang


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.

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18 May, 2012

UN-Water Report on Water Resources Management for Rio+20

Delivering a Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to the Development, Management and Use of Water Resources to the UNCSD Rio+20 Conference

embargoed UN-Water ReportThe UN Commission on Sustainable Development at its 13th Session (CSD-13) in 2005 called on Governments and the UN System to take actions related to water resources management and decided to monitor and follow-up the implementation of decisions in 2012.

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17 May, 2012

Rehda walks the talk with new green headquarters

  • Eco-features include passive ventilation, and energy and water conservation
  • Block wall a natural ventilation wall system and second skin to the building


The new Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) headquarters, with a gross floor area of 3,626 sq m, was developed on its original site in Kelana Jaya, a suburb just outside Kuala Lumpur. The previous single-storey headquarters was demolished to make way for the organisation’s expansion.

The double-skin external walls (left) reduce heat penetration from direct sunlight into the building and allow for cross ventilation (photo credit: Rehda)

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2 April, 2012

Earth Week Celebrations (April 15-22) at University Malaya.

Join EcoKnights, along with other organizations, such as the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre and UM Cares, in April from the 15th-22nd for a week long of educational and informative programmes.

The UM Earth Week celebration aims to address urgent environmental issues among University Malaya students and at the same time provide some fun and exciting activities for students to be part of on and off campus. An eco run, an electric bicycle demonstration, and even organic farming workshop are just some of the exciting activities planned for this week long celebration.

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28 March, 2012

Shah Alam Botanical Garden not for sale, says Wong

by Ram Anand

SIGHT TO BEHOLD: A view of the Shah Alam Botanical Garden

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government will not sell part of the Shah Alam Botanical Garden in Bukit Cerakah, according to tourism, consumer affairs and environment executive councillor Elizabeth Wong.

“It was never degazetted as a forest reserve. We can’t sell it. Even if the ministry (of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry) wants to sell it after taking over the garden, they can’t, because it has been gazetted,”she said.

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2 March, 2012

Upcycled PET Bottles into Polo T-Shirt

Each Polo is made from roughly 8 recycled PET bottles.

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In-line with the Selangor State Government’s Green Agenda, we specifically requested for a greener way to produce our attire. This project is collaoration with GEC’s Raja Musa Peat Swamp Forest Rehabilitation Programme.

For more information about the “Plastic to Fabric” process log on to