HULU SELANGOR – The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FPAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has organised the Environmental Forensic Education & Research Exhibition in conjunction with the celebration of National Environment Day at the Hulu Selangor district level recently.
The programme was officiated by a representative from the Office of Member of Parliament for Hulu Selangor, Low Chun Yong. Also present were District Council Member, B. Rajakumar and Assistant Secretary of the Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS), Mohd. Shaiful Rizza Piamin, MDHS Council Member and MDHS Department Director.
The programme was organised in collaboration with STANCO State of Selangor, MDHS Department of Solid Waste and Public Cleansing (JPSPPA) and Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Studies, UPM.
The Environmental Forensic Education & Research Exhibition is one of the activities of the Integrated Environmental Studies Course (ESC4801) for third year students of the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology (BSTAS) and the Knowledge Transfer Project for Bernam River Monitoring and Potential Water Treatment System to the Bernam River community.
The celebration of National Environment Day at Hulu Selangor level by MDHS marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration in making Bernam River as the flagship project of the MDHS-UPM in the sustainable river project.
The activities carried out during the programme which started in September 27, 2019 were a series of collaborative activities between UPM, MDHS, the Bernam River Friends Association and local communities comprising the communities of Kampung Pasir Putih, Kampung Baru A and Kampung Keliang.
The direct involvement of the students in the activities has provided them with the experience of collecting research sample in the field and researching potential ways to revitalise and take care of the river ecosystem.
Participation in the activities in the Environmental Forensic Education & Research Exhibition has provided students with the opportunity to practise effective public speaking skills.Presentations and exhibitions by the students on Bernam River and Inki River have also provided latest updates to local residents on the status of the river water quality around them and ways to take care of them.
The programme has raised awareness of the local community about the importance of treating wastewater before discharging it into the river. The opening gimmick of a wastewater treatment system designed by students of the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology was also presented. - UPM
Date of Input: 28/01/2020 | Updated: 28/01/2020 | hairul_nizam
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