Water. Our source of life. We cannot create more water, yet we continue to pollute the limited amount we do have. Malaysia receives over 2000mm of rainfall annually, which is 20 times more than some other countries, and has 1800 rivers, and yet we find ourselves facing water shortages, irregular water supply and drinking water pollution.
The W.A.T.E.R project by SPARK Foundation, in partnership with Global Environment Centre (GEC) commenced in December 2007. W.A.T.E.R is a pioneer initiative to educate the public about the importance of water and why and how we should conserve and protect its source: our rivers. Water Stewardship Agenda is third phase of W.A.T.E.R. Project that focuses on Sungai Penchala, a tributary of Sungai Sungei Way, Sungai Klang and Sungai Selangor.
Objectives of W.A.T.E.R Project are:
To continue Sungai Penchala River Education Programme (Including Sungei Way)
To empower targeted group on water stewardship
To encourage participatory approaches in river basin projects by relevant government agencies
Reduce stress on our water resources
Selangor River Basin mainly focus on objective 2 to objective 4. Various initiatives ongoing and in-plan at the W.A.T.E.R Project Site which consist of areas from Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor, and Rawang.