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We are delighted to present to you the first issue of River of Life Public Outreach Programme (ROLPOP) E-newsletter! Every three months, stakeholders of ROLPOP will received a copy of the e-newsletter that can be shared with anyone interested with River of Life.

The e-newsletter will be an online platform for the stakeholders to share information and each edition will include ROLPOP activities, upcoming events and news related to ROLPOP. In the first issue, we feature activities conducted by local community groups within the upper Klang River Basin, news and updates as well as upcoming events.

If you have great article/information to share, do let us know and we will include it in the next edition of the e-newsletter.

Happy reading and thank you.

 

THE MONTH THAT WAS

 

Siera Ukay Recycling Programme

On 23rd November 2014, Sierra Ukay’s recycling programme was launched at Ar Raudhah Mosque, Sierra Ukay. The programme is an initiative by Sierra Ukay SMART Ranger Club (SRC) focusing on recycling talk and activities. The programme aims to educate the public integrated waste management and river conservation under River of Life Public Outreach Programme; and will be conducted on monthly basis. Contact Sierra Ukay SMART Ranger Club for more information on how you can participate in the programme.Browse the photos.

 

AU3 Riverine Community Park

Community of AU3 is currently involved in developing a small riverine park which will serve as a platform to instill river awareness into the communities surrounding the area. Read more on what AU3 are doing.

 

 

 

 

 

Establishment of River Care and Environment Centre 

Local communities residing in the upper stream of Klang river will soon enjoy another education facility developed under River of Life Project. The River Care and Environment Centre (RCEC) will be established on a stretch of JPS river reserve land adjacent to Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Taman Melawati, across the river from Riverview Kemensah. The location is strategic as some facilities such as Gazebo and walkway have been previously built in the area, as well as its proximity to three schools that are active in river monitoring and waste recycling activities under ROLPOP.  Read more

 

Mapping out the pollutions

An intensive pollution mapping activity of the river stretch running adjacent to their residence was carried out in May until December 2014 by AU2 community.

The outcome has led to a detail design of AU2 draining mapping. The aim of this mapping is to identify the key problem especially on the sewerage flow and discharge, drainage flows and problems. Read more

 

 

 

DAPUR HIJAU

DAPUR HIJAU is a voluntary program initiated in ROLPOP Phase 1 that aims to encourage and empower commercial kitchens and food premises to better manage and handle their wastes through the implementation of the DAPUR HIJAU Best Management Practices (BMPs).

The Society of Eco-Greater Melawati (SEGM) will be collaborating with MPAJ in the implementation of DAPUR HIJAU for restaurants in the Taman Melawati area.  Through the combined effort of SEGM and MPAJ, it’s expected that more restaurants in Taman Melawati area will be included under DAPUR HIJAU programme.


To find out more about the programme, please contact mir@ere.com.my

 

 

Wangsa Melawati Green Community’s Used Cooking Oil Collection and Recycling Hub

Wangsa Melawati community group was established towards the end of ROLPOP Phase 1 Programme. The group was initiated by the members of Masjid Al-Muttaqin with the objective to inporve solid waste management within the vicinity, reducing amount of solid waste disposal into the river and ultimately become a role model of sustainability green community for others.

Despite the fact of being the ‘youngest’ among the other ROLPOP community groups, the Wangsa Mealwati Community Group has managed to accomplish a number of outreaching programmes -launching of Wangsa Melawati Green Community, Green Community activity during 2014 Bazaar Ramadhan, study tour to recycling centre at Surau Al-Husna in Shah Alam and being trained as SMART Ranger.

Recently, the community group established a used cooking oil collection and recycling hub to encourage community living around Wangsa Melawati area to reduce amount of domestic waste from being end up in the Klang river.

The collection centre is located at Masjid Al – Muttaqin. Please contact 03 - 4131 7019 to drop-off your recyclables and used cooking oil.

 

 

River monitoring programme at River Resource Centre

River Resource Centre or known as Open Classroom was established and launched last year to promote the fun practical learning concept in river and solid waste activities for the general public, local communities and schools.

 In early December 2014, two activities were carried out at the River Resource Centre:

·         2-3 December 2014: RIVER Ranger Monitoring Programme with 96 participants from International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) school community. Browse the photos 

·         5 December 2014: Earthwatch River Monitoring Programme with 20 participants from HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

Among the facilities available at RRC are:

  • River Education Hut (REH) - Information and reference corner
  • River/nature Interpretation Site (RIS) – gazebo, tables & chairs
  • River Education Sites (RES) – 3 sites for river hydrology, chemical and biological monitoring
  • River Auditing Store (RAS) – storage for river education and monitoring tools
  • River Information Board (RIB) – river education spot
  • Compost Pit – hands on composting site

 

 

Aquatic Biodiversity at Upper Stream of Klang River

The first biodiversity inventory of the aquatic bio indicators at the River Resource Centre (RRC) was carried out on the 5 December 2014. Identifying the invetebrates found in a stream/river enable us to know how good the water qulaity is as some invetebrates are very sensitive and cannot tolerate poor water quality and some invetebrates are tolerant and can be found in very polluted water. Read more.

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 24 January 2015 - Wangsa Melawatii Nature Art Training
  • 25 January 2015 - Upper Sg Klang Communities (Kg. Taman Warisan Community, Melawati Community, Wangsa Melawati Community, AU3 Community, AU2 Community, Sierra Ukay Community) Water Quality Monitoring
  • 27 January 2015 -  Visit by Japanese Delegation to Wangsa Melawati Waste Management Programme
  • 08 February 2015 - Community Biological Monitoring Programme
  • 27 February 2015 - HSBC CSL River Monitoring Programme
  • Tentative:
    • Launching of Wangsa Melawati Recycling Programme
    • Launching of River Care & Environment Center in Early February

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ROLPOP IN THE NEWS / ON AIR

Cleaning up Malaysia's rivers of life

Kuala Lumpur follows efforts in Seoul and Vancouver in effort to revive its toxic rivers (by Kate Mayberry/Al-Jazeera). Read the article

   

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