Resources

THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 16

Leaving No One Behind: Expanding Clean Water Supplies to Rural Population in Sarawak

Sarawak is on a drive to ensure that no one is left behind when it comes to enjoying the basic amenities – utilities, water and electricity. The State water supply coverage is about 80% with rural coverage of about 70%; and a lot of water supply development have to be carried out to close the gap. Despite the abundance of fresh water from the rivers, there are still many villagers especially those isolated and remote communities are left without the supply of piped clean and treated water.

Date: 25 Aug 2020
Presented by: Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling, Permanent Secretary
                          Ministry of Utilities Sarawak

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 15

Turning the Tap on Water Capex and Water Tariff - A Review of Water Sector Drivers

The webinar session will review the operating conditions of various state water operators that have migrated to the licensing regime under the Water Services Industry Act 2006 (WSIA 2006) based on revenue, operating cost/expenditure and profit/loss parameters. It will illustrate the rationale behind the need for a full-cost recovery strategy and how do various water operators stack-up in terms of their cost as a percentage of revenue ratio (operating efficiency ratio) vs the already high national average of 94%. This would build the case for an increase in water tariff, being the key framework for the implementation of the Tariff Setting Mechanism (TSM), which have yet to be announced broadly implemented.

Date: 18 Aug 2020
Presented by: Sharizan Rosely, Senior Analyst
                          CGS-CIMB Research

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 14

Unique Challenges and Experience of Water Operators During COVID-19 MCO

Clean water supply is essential for life. Clean water must be supplied in any situation. The Water Operator is always ready to face any emergency situations and to solve any challenges. What is important is the clean water must reach the home of the user. Having to face an emergency situation is part of the water operator's duties.

The Government-enforced MCO provides a new experience to water operators. The coronavirus is a completely new territory for water operators and at the same time, redefining how the industry thinks about resiliency. There are new things that proved to be daunting for the operators to face. These new things are useful lessons for our water operators and many of the impacts and challenges have been solved by water operators themselves. But some of the long-term effects are still experienced by water operators until now. These long-term effects require the cooperation of all parties to resolve them together.

Date: 11 Aug 2020
Presented by: Ishak B Hasnan,Chairman 
                          Malaysian Water Engineers Action Committee

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 13

Risks And Water Safety In Buildings After Lock-Down And Beyond

This Webinar will look at the effect that the COVID-19 Lockdown has had on water quality, within our water supply systems. And how that ultimately affects the end users, specifically the large users that were shutdown during the lockdown, such as hotels, Universities, schools, offices, etc.

1. Water Quality in Water Supply

2. Biofilm & Biofilm in Water Pipes

3. Treatment processes to clean and disinfect pipelines

Date: 4 Aug 2020
Presented by: Gary Wyeth, Wyeth Water Consultants, Malaysia
                          Dr. Agustin Mariscal, Medical Business Director EAME & Asia Pacific,  Kersia Group
                          Dick Van Dijk, Founder, Eviro-Pure Foundation, Netherlands/Thailand



 

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 12

Conversion of Excess Pressure in Water Supply Distribution (WSD) Networks into Power & Hydrogen Fuel

Change is finally coming to energy, and environmentally-focused governments, companies and investors are eyeing alternative fuel sources like hydrogen to play a role in decarbonization. Global demand for hydrogen is expected to go up. According to the International Energy Agency, China has set a pledge for a million hydrogen powered cars, and the EU has set to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

In Malaysia, it is estimated:

• 25 MW could be developed from the WSD networks @ 2500 PRVs @10kW/PRV;
• 4,000 tonnes per year of hydrogen generated @55kWh/kg;
• USD 60 million of revenue annually @USD15 per kg of hydrogen delivered; &
• The required capital investment for such a development recovered within less than 5 years

Date: 28 July 2020
Presented by: PROF DATO’ IR DR A. BAKAR BIN JAAFAR, Chairman
                         Malaysian Green Technology & Climate Change Centre (MGTC)

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 11

Coagulation Assisted Ceramic Membrane for Water and Wastewater Treatment

Membrane micro and ultra-filtration has been in water and wastewater industry for almost three decades. The demand is in increasing trend due to more pollutants found and the growing sector of water reuse. Recently, with many practices, research and pilot studies, it can be concluded that coagulation assisted membrane filtration for microfiltration and ultrafiltration is crucial in control of flux declination, filtration time, time for clean-in-place (CIP), avoid irreversible fouling and lengthen membrane lifetime.

Date: 21 July 2020
Presented by: DR. ADDIE WONG WAI MENG,
                          General Manager (BD & Technical Support), Taliworks Technologies Sdn Bhd
                          Director, Taliworks Corporation Berhad

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 10

Langat Sewerage Project: Challenges & Achievement

The Langat Sewerage Project was introduced in 2015 as a major project for a new approximately 108km sewerage network and Centralized Sewage Treatment Plant as well as building nine new pump stations and upgrading another two, that will benefit 920,000 population equivalents in Cheras and Kajang under Greater KL/Klang Valley programme for a sustainable city. It is under the supervision of the Ministry of Environment and Water, with Sewerage Services Department (JPP) acts as the implementing agency to oversee the execution of the project. It is fully financed by the Federal Government under the 10th Malaysia Plan (RMK-10) and 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11).

Date: 17 July 2020

Presented by: MAJOR ZULKARNIAN YAAKUB (R), Deputy Project Director 
                          MMC Pembentungan Langat Sdn Bhd

                          IR. ZULKIFLEE AB HAMIDDirector
                          SMHB Sdn Bhd

                          IR. FAUZI SULEIMAN, Managing Director 
                          Erinco Sdn Bhd

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 9

Water Services Statistics for Peninsular Malaysia and FT Labuan

National Water Services Commission (SPAN) is a technical and economic regulatory body for the water supply and sewerage services in Peninsular Malaysia and Federal Territories of Putrajaya and Labuan. The Commission regulates all entities in the water supply and sewerage services industry including public and private water supply and sewerage services operators, water supply and sewerage contractors, permit holders and suppliers of water and sewerage products.

Date: 7 July 2020
Presented by: IR. MUHAMAD SOBRI BIN ZAKARIA, Executive Director, Water & Sewerage Regulatory Department
                          National Water Services Commission

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 8

Track Covid-19 through sewage monitoring

With the current testing capacity, testing on clinical samples alone is clearly insufficient to determine the actual scale of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and we need a different strategy. ALS Malaysia is offering COVID-19 testing services for surfaces, water and air. Various studies have shown that testing for COVID-19 in sewage samples not only has the potential of being an early warning system of the disease, it could also help identifying the area for targeted screening, as well as assessing the effectiveness of the mitigation plans. Join us for this online talk, in which our speaker will cover the concept of wastewater-based epidemiology and how it could be applied to complement the current clinical testing.

Date: 30 June 2020

Presented by: DR. TAN NIU JIN, Research Officer
                          ALS Technichem (M) Sdn.Bhd.

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 7

Rethinking Customer Operations for Water Utility

Water utilities across the globe play a major role in the society. Often, their challenges go unnoticed. One of the principal issue for the water utilities is loss of revenue due lack of accurate billing and poor customer engagement. A complete platform that enables utilities to expertly manage each stage of the customer lifecycle, from billing and account management, to customer outreach and programs is a key element to overcome those issues.

Date: 23 June 2020
Presented by: DILLON FERNANDESZ, Master Principal Sales Consultant, Customer Solutions
                          Oracle Utilities

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 6

Important But Neglected Aspects of Water Treatment Plant Life Cycle

and environmental awareness are driving the need for improved efficiency and sustainability of water treatment plants. Plant owners and operators face constant pressure to save costs in terms of membrane replacements, consumables, energy and labour. Moreover, feed characteristic changes continuously. Operating water treatment plants require continuous optimization of individual process units and chemical dosage. Following SOPs is not enough to maintain the plant performance as operations do not allow inspection of the complex physical-chemical processes inside the individual treatment processes.

Date: 16 June 2020
Presented by: DR RAMAKRISHNA, Manager for water services department
                          TÜV SÜD

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 5

Construction Contracts And The Aftermath Of The MCO

New construction disputes are likely to arise and on-going disputes are likely to worsen from the prolonged Movement Control Order (MCO).

It is thus important that contractors prepare themselves for the issues and dispute resolution process that lie ahead.

Join us for this online talk, in which our speaker will cover the likely construction dispute that will arise following the MCO and the available dispute resolution mechanisms with a focus on construction adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) 2012

Date: 9 June 2020
Presented by: MS. CHRISTINE TOH, Partner
                         MahWengKwai & Associates

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 4

Groundwater: Your Goal and Your Geology Determines Your Strategy

Water shortage is common in Malaysia. In some states it is mainly a dry season issue, in other states it is increasingly becoming a perennial problem.

This presentation is advocating that you have to define your goal with a groundwater exploration and then determine your investigations strategy based mainly on the geology of your area, but also other factors. In this process, the goal may have to be modified based on a realistic assessment of the available groundwater resources.

Denmark’s Policy on Groundwater

The consequences of climate changes have a major impact on the quantity and quality of the water resources in general and in combination with ever growing demand for sustainable water reserves, the groundwater resources play a more and more significant role in the overall water management in many areas and regions that traditionally have relied on surface water as the dominant water resource.

Presented by: Birger Christian Blem, OCNED/NIRAS

Date: 2 June 2020
Presented by: MIKAEL JORGENSEN 
                          BIRGER CHRISTIAN BLEM
                          OCNED/NIRAS : ONWATER SDN BHD

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 3

Trunk Main Monitoring in Malaysia

The webinar details how a water utility in Malaysia undertook a comprehensive leak and pressure monitoring program as part of a long-term goal of reducing their Non-Revenue Water. In the past, Air Selangor used a variety of techniques to identify leaks and bursts. However, there was still a need for a quicker response to minimise the runtime of leaks/bursts and the disruption caused. Historically, the utility faced a long runtime of leaks before discovery, often due to the remote geographical location of its trunk main network. Furthermore, pressure transients were known to be an issue within the network, but without information of their sources or cause.

Date: 19 May 2020
Presented by: MR MARTIN SHAW, Non Revenue Water Solution Architect
                          MR MATTHEW KENNEDYProject Manager 
                          Xylem Inc.,Malaysia

 

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 2

Financially Sustainable Approach Towards Smart Metering

Considering the increasingly complex times that we live in today, it is ever more important that we make financially sound decisions while keeping our course towards meeting major KPIs. These KPI’s potentially include NRW reduction, water security and smarter systems. Through this presentation, Kamstrup will share our ideas towards a financially sustainable smart metering infrastructure that would also bring multiple layers of value by utilizing data that a smart metering infrastructure provides.

Date: 12 May 2020
Time: 3:00 pm
Via: Zoom Application

Presented by: MR KNUD BONDE, Managing Director
                        : MR MARCUS CHANG, Sales & Business Development Manager
                          Kamstrup Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd

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THE MWA & MWIC WEBINAR SERIES 1

Controlling NRW After Successful Implementation


Non-Revenue Water (NRW) projects are not new in Malaysia, with most States having undertaken one either internally or through a third party contractor. Many of these projects have been holistic and performance based, ensuring that success is rewarded. The issue comes with sustaining the results of any short term project and ensuring the NRW levels do notstart to rise again.

Date: 5 May 2020
Time: 03:00 pm
Via: Zoom Application

Presented by: GARY WYETH
                         IWA Water Loss Specialist Group
                         Managing Director, Wyeth Water Consultants Malaysia

 

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MWA MINI FORUM 2020

Do More To Enforce Environment Laws
- Environmental Issues with Water and Wastewater

When the current Environmental Quality Act was enacted in 1974, Malaysia’s environment was in a significantly better shape. Air and water pollution were yet endemic and the nation’s marine environments were in much better health.

Today, problems relating to the environment are becoming more complex. Environmental issues ought not to be taken lightly as the DOE together with the Malaysian courts are committed to enforce the EQA. Note that where an offence against the EQA or Regulation has been committed by a company, the CEO and company directors may be deemed to be guilty of that offence and risk being put in jail.

Forum Speakers 
Paper 1 : River Pollution in Malaysia 
                 By Ir. Dr. Zaki Zainuddin, CEng, CEnv , Water Quality Expert

Paper 2 : Way Forward – Total Max Daily Load : A solution to dry spell pollution?
                 By Mr. Mohd Hidzir bin Bakar, Water and Marine Div, Dept of Environmen Putrajaya

Paper 3 : Understanding the Environmental Laws in Malaysia – Strengths and Weaknesses
                 By Mr. Hon Kai Ping, Member and Ex-Chair, Bar Council Environment and Climate Change Committee

Date: 10 March 2020
Venue: Kota Permai Golf & Country Club (Danau 3)
             1, Jalan 31/100a, Kota Kemuning, Section 31, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

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MWA MASTERCLASS LECTURE SERIES 2/2020

The Water Restructuring Journey
Way Forward & Key Success Factors

Malaysia has been implementing a program of reform to change the way water supply and sewerage services are managed across the country for over a decade. While our water reform journey is far from finished, our experience had been a good model  for other countries as they tackle their own water management challenges.

The  water reform we see has been an evolving journey, striving to create a water services industry that is technically,  economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, that provides a secure basis for Malaysia’s water future.

Date: 25 Feb 2020
Venue: Mwa, No. 24, Ground Floor, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8
              Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Present by: YBhg. Dato’ Teo Yen Hua
                     advisor for the water series of Informa Markets Malaysia

 

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MWA MASTERCLASS LECTURE SERIES 1/2020

Sewerage System –An Essential Utility For Mankind

Is to share an overview and to instil greater understanding on sewerage system and will cover the following 5 areas:

i) Worldwide Facts on Water and Sanitation
ii) Basic Understanding of Sewerage System
iii) An Introduction to Sewage Treatment Technologies
iv) Overview of Current Sewerage Services In Malaysia & Plans Moving Towards The Future
v) Capacity Building & Career Development In The Sewerage Industry

The lecture will give a bird’s eye view of Sewerage Development and
potential businesses within this Industry.

Date: 16 Jan 2020
Venue : Mwa, No. 24, Ground Floor, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8
              Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Presented by: Ir. Ts. Hj. Mohamed Haniffa bin Hj. Abdul Hamid, FASc
                         Chief Operating Officer, Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd 
 

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MWA SEMINAR Changing the Economics of NRW Management

Changing the Economics of NRW Management

Date: 20 August 2019
Presented by: Mr. Tim Ooi, Regional Manager
                          Asia Pacific for HMW Ltd.

The seminar will highlight economical technologies combined with effective strategies to manage and reduce Non-Revenue Water (NRW). The seminar will also focus on best practices in the network management by show casing successful cases studies in the region. Finally, the participants are welcomed to share their experiences, challenges and ideas to improve NRW management in Malaysia.

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NRW FORUM

Challenges & Way Forward

The objective of this forum is to provide a platform for industry players and stakeholders to discuss and focus on the development, progress and challenges faced by the water industry on the reduction of NRWs in their respective states. Through this forum, MWA hopes it will be a channel for information sharing related to policy direction, implementation and technological challenges and obstacles faced by water service providers so that it will help the industry towards achieving sustainability. The results of this forum will be recorded and the forum recommendations will be forwarded to the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS) for attention and follow up actions.

Date: 7 March 2019
Venue: The Everly Putrajaya Hotel
Presented by: Keynote Speaker 1 (Overview on NRW Performance in Malaysia)
                          by Ir. Muhamad Sobri bin Zakaria, Senior Director
                          Water Industry Audit Divisio, Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN)

                          Keynote Speaker 2 (A Holistic NRW Approach Based on The Danish Journey Towards Low NRW Levels)
                           by Mr. Janus H. Christiansen, Director
                           International Water and Energy (NIRAS)

                           Paper 1 Issues & Challenge in Reducing NRW “Kelantan Case"
                            
by Tn. Hj . Mohd Safrurazi bin Salleh,HOD, (Operations Management),
                            Air Kelantan Sdn Bhd

                           Paper 2 Appraising Challenges in Developing NRW Reduction Strategy
                            
by YBhg . Tan Sri Dato’ Ir. Syed Muhammad Shahabudin , Fellow,
                            Academy of Sciences Malaysia

                           Paper 3 Effective Methodology in Reducing NRW
                           by En . Khairul Effendy bin Tusam,
                           Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd

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MWA SYMPOSIUM

Water Resources Management

This theme is chosen as the country has been having a long period of complacency due to adequate rainfall over the past two years (the last long drought for Klang Valley was in 2012 – 2014 which ended up with rationing in 2014). As we are approaching 2019, we are expecting rain in the coming North East Monsoon. However, the Meteorological Department had warned of the 60% probability of El-Nino phenomenon to happen before the end of the year.

Date: 4 October 2018
Venue: Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Shah Alam, Selangor (Room Danau 3)

Presented by: Ir. Chan Chiang Heng
                          Pioneer Member of MWA

                          Ir. Hj. Mohmad Asari Daud
                          Vice President of MWA

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HALF DAY TECHNICAL TALK

Wastewater Technology: Bi-Act Super Dissolve Oxygen (SDO)

Bi-Act Super Dissolve Oxygen is a simplified, modernized aerators technology for adding Oxygen into the wastewater. This technology integrates two biological wastewater treatment theories; the Fixed Film Process and the Activated Sludge Process in the aeration tank. The bacteria colony in suspended growth and attached growth in the aeration tank acts simultaneously in treating wastewater to improve efficiency. Hence, this green technology offers small area footprint, low energy consumption, low sludge production and low capital and operational cost as compared to existing available wastewater technologies in the market.

Date: 25 July 2018
Venue: MWA Meeting Room, Ground Floor

Presented by: Mr Wan Mohd Norazam bin Wan Mohamed Noor, Business Development Manager
                          Wastewater in Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn Bhd

                          Ms Noraidah Ab Hamid, HOD Responsible in Wastewater Project Execution and Implementation
                          Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn Bhd

 

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MWA Training - Workshop Programme at ASIA WATER 2018

A training-workshop programme of applications based topic aimed at water engineering professionals organised by The Malaysian Water Association at the ASIAWATER 2018 The training workshop emphasizes learning through discussion of case studies and practical solutions to issues In depth sessions by experts will address current trends and best practices to inspire interactive discussions and group knowledge sharing.

Date : 10 - 12 April 2018
Venue : Kuala Lumpur Covention Center 

  • Day 1- REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION OF SEWERAGE SYSTEM
    Venue : Hospitality Lounge 1, Hall 1, KLCC

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  • Day 2 - OPTIMISATION OF OPERATION OFWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Venue : Hospitality Lounge 5, Hall 5, KLCC

Day 3 - NON REVENUE WATER
Venue : Hospitality Lounge 5, Hall 5, KLCC

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