Stakeholders Inception Workshop on LRGS Global Warming
By Rozita Hod
Photo Norfazilah Ahmad
BANGI, 24 November 2021 – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia organised the first Inception stakeholders’ workshop on assessment of impacts of global warming 1.5-2.00 C on water balance, health and socio-economic complications in Kelantan and Muda River basins.
The workshop was aimed at engaging stakeholders from key agencies and obtaining valuable inputs to further enhance the quality and outcome of the project. It was officiated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Dato’ Ir. Dr. Abdul Wahab Mohammad.
In his opening speech, he said that this inception workshop is an excellent platform for many experts from various fields to discuss and deliberate on issues pertaining to the topic and implementation of the research.
Chairperson of the workshop, Associate Prof. Dr. Rozita Hod, stated that the programme was attended by six panellists and 93 participants from 28 government agencies, private sectors, and non-governmental organisations.
The six panel speakers were from the Ministry of Environment and Water, NEHAP Ministry of Health, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia, Malaysian Meteorological Department, Muda Agriculture Development Authority, and Kemubu Agriculture Development Authority.
Prof Dr Fredolin Tangang and project leaders, Dr Tan Mou Leong, Assoc Prof Dr Norfazilah Ahmad and Prof Dr Asnarulkhadi presented their respective research projects.
The theme of the discussion was on the roles of each agency in the issue of climate change. The fruitful panel session yielded valuable information and updates from the lively discussion.
This workshop and research project is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia Long Term Research Grant scheme LRGS/1/2020/UKM-UKM/01/6 “Assessment of Impacts of Global Warming of 1.50°C and 2.0°C on Water Balance, Health and Socio-Economic Implications in Kelantan and Muda River Basins”.