2nd Malaysia-Netherlands Water Dialogue
Date : 2nd October 2019
Time : 2.00 pm
Venue : Room MY9, Level 1A, MITEC Kuala Lumpur
8, Jalan Dutamas 2, Kompleks Kerajaan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
THEME: SHARING THE BEST PRACTICES ON WATER MANAGEMENT IN MALAYSIA AND THE NETHERLANDS
Malaysia recognizes the existing friendly relations between Malaysia and the Kingdom of Netherlands towards strengthening mutual cooperation in water and wastewater management. With the existing close co-operation, Malaysia is gearing up on a way forward towards exploring better water governance structure practices in Netherlands. The Netherlands has been known to be a leader in water management in Europe and on a global platform.
Malaysia has drawn out policy direction, strategies, plans and projects to be implemented under the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2026) in line with the principle of shared prosperity. Malaysia strives to ensure that the country’s water resources will be managed in a sustainable manner, and as a finite resource, water must be treated with respect. On the macro those initiatives augur well with our ambition to realise the 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals. Among the key focus areas are enhancing both quantity and quality of water supply, efficient and effective flood mitigation initiatives, sustainable ground water utilization, strengthening the regulatory framework and modernising the sewerage sector through implementing new technologies and enhanced processes. All these will contribute to the overall achievement of national KPI of 99% water supply coverage, 80% connected sewerage services and national target of 33% in reduction of non-revenue water by the year 2020.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, is well known for innovative approaches towards sustainable water management. Not only famous with tulips and windmills, Dutch best practices are very much advanced in water management such as ground water, Delta works, dams and dykes, polders etc. have helped many countries to better manage water and its relation to the overall economic development. This Dialogue has two objectives. First, it brings expert form both countries to exchange, share and learn best practices in water management. And second, it opens up business opportunities for Dutch companies forging strategic partnership with local counterparts in the area of water solutions, technologies, processes and river basin management in Malaysia as well as in the other parts of the region.