Malaysian Delegates Learn Water Practices from Ontario

Oct 09 14:10 2018 Print This Article

A delegation from the State of Sarawak, Malaysia visited Ontario last week, engaging with the University of Waterloo’s the Water Institute, as part of its efforts to support work routing water from its remote regions into its cities.

To support the initiative, the delegation of officials, headed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg, consulted Canadian water experts on leading-edge practices and emerging technologies.

Opening remarks from the Chief Minister of Sarawak (centre). Image and caption credit: The Water Institute.“The things learned during the trip would be useful input in Sarawak’s desire to formulate a water policy and water legislation in order to turn water into a precious economic asset,” said the office of the Chief Minister to the Malay Mail.

From the October 1st meeting with the Water Institute, a solid base for future collaboration between the State and Institute researchers was established.

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