A national seminar entitled “Seminar on National Research on Lakes and Water Quality” was held successfully at Mini Auditorium of NAHRIM on 8th of December 2015. This half-day seminar was organized by the Water Quality and Environment Research Centre (WQERC) and attended by 44 participants from various ministries, departments, universities and the private sector. The seminar was officiated by the Honourable Datuk Ir. Hj. Ahmad Jamalluddin bin Shaaban, Director General of National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM).
The objective of this seminar is to promote the Blueprint for Lake Research in Malaysia as an outcome of the workshop National Lake Research Blueprint organized on 21-22 April 2014, which engaged various experts from universities and stakeholders. The seminar also aimed to share the results of studies at national level, the “National Lake Water Quality Criteria and Standards” which have been developed in conjunction with series of consultations with the stakeholders during year 2015.
The seminar began with a brief presentation by Ir. Lee Hin Lee, Director of WQERC with research studies conducted by the research center. It was followed by the presentation of a paper entitled “National Lake Research Blueprint” which was also presented by the director of WQERC. The seminar continued with a presentation by Dr. Zati Sharip, Head of Lake Research Unit, WQERC with the title “National Lake Water Quality Criteria and Standards”. Both the presentation sessions of the National Research Paper were followed by question-and-answer session with all the seminar attendees.
In conclusion, this half-day seminar was a great success where it served as an information sharing platform on studies undertaken on lakes at the national level by NAHRIM across multiple areas of expertise and the needs of various parties/stakeholders towards sustainable management of the lakes. Knowledge shared in this Seminar is expected to promote the implementation of studies and appropriate action plan from all parties to conserve the lake water resources, dams and catchment areas in Malaysia.
Opening Speech by the Honourable Datuk Ir. Hj. Ahmad Jamalluddin bin Shaaban, Director General of NAHRIM.
The presentation by Ir Lee Hin Lee, Director of WQERC.
The presentation by Dr Zati Sharip, Head of Lake Research, WQERC.
Question and answer session.
Group photo session.