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Students from five nations discuss water issues
Date 19-Dec-2018 | Category | Author Metro News, The Star Online

Schools from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines took part in the seventh WWF-Malaysia’s International Eco-Schools Conference (IESC) at SMK Sungkai.

Every year, more than 100 students from Eco-Schools gather to share and exchange knowledge on their schools’ environmental initiatives.

This inspiring platform is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and this year’s focus was – Water, the Source of Life.

In recent years, Malaysia has seen a higher frequency and more intense dry spells, which has affected water resources in many parts of the country.

“We use water daily, yet the average user knows so little about the challenging journey water takes to reach everyone.

Globally, our rivers face many threats such as plastic pollution and sedimentation (due to logging in water catchments) and so on, said WWF-Malaysia senior manager for Freshwater Conservation Datin Daria Mathew.

“We need to empower every water user, such as IESC delegates, about freshwater conservation so they can make informed and better choices for our planet.”

“This is why WWF-Malaysia organises freshwater-themed events such as the Journey of Water and the Water Quest, and this year, we are proud to have a freshwater-themed IESC for the first time,” she added

WWF Malaysia and partners created the IESC platform for students to share their work and ideas with other students of different backgrounds, nationalities and races.

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