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With an economy envisaged to grow 3 times by 2025, the pressure is on the Ulu Muda Forest as the main provider of water for this water-stressed region.
Title : The Importance of the Ulu Muda Forest for Water Security in Northern Peninsular Malaysia
Venue: Auditorium, Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) 1, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Penang.
Date : 12th June 2012
Time : 08:00 - Registration & refreshments
08:30-13:00 - Seminar
Registration fee: Free of charge. Donations are welcome.
With an economy envisaged to grow 3 times by 2025, the pressure is on the Ulu Muda Forest as the main provider of water for this water-stressed region. This event aims to gather key decision makers in the government, private sectorand the community to ensure that the best protection and conservation strategy is in placed to sustain the Ulu Muda Forest, thus securing the region’s future for all.
Who should attend?
Policy makers, CEOs, Sustainability/CSR Managers, researchers, state and local government officials, consultants, community leaders, and the public.
8:30 Welcome Address
9:00 What You Need to Know about Ulu Muda by Surin Suksuwan, WWF Malaysia
9:30 Challenges in Ensuring Water Security (Upstream) by Muda Agricultural Development Authority, MADA
10:00 Challenges in Ensuring Water Security (Downstream) by Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang, PBAPP
11:00 Payment of Ecosystem Services (PES) and Success Stories by Lee Kian Foh, Green Spider
11:30 CSR Opportunities by Vimal Kumar, CSR Asia
12:00 Would a Trust Fund Help? by Dr Benoit Laplante, Consultant
12:30 Panel Discussion: What’s Next for Ulu Muda?