ASIAWATER Webinar: 3rd Malaysia Netherlands Water Dialogue

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The Netherlands Embassy in Malaysia and the Environment and Water Ministry (KASA) of Malaysia organize the 3rd Malaysia- Netherlands Water Dialogue 2020. This webinar will feature a panel of distinguished speakers from the water sector to share best practices and highlight opportunities for collaborations between both countries.

The webinar will be in conjunction with the ASIA WATER virtual trade exhibition.

The first session will touch upon the topic of groundwater. This will encompass challenges and opportunities in for developing groundwater resources in Malaysia and innovative water solutions from the Netherlands.

The second session will highlight the existing cooperation between Malaysia and the Netherlands. One of the collaborations in the area of wastewater testing for Covid-19.


09:00 – 09:02 Introduction by moderator
Datuk Ir. Abdul Kadir bin Mohd Din

President, Malaysian Water Association

09:02 – 09:05 Opening Remarks
H.E Aart Jacobi

Netherlands Ambassador

09:05 – 09:20 Keynote Address
Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Bin Ujang

Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Water Malaysia

09:20 – 09:30 Keynote Address
Henk Ovink

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at Kingdom of the Netherlands

Session 1: Groundwater

09:30 – 09:32 Setting the scene by moderator
09:32 – 09:39 Presentation by NAHIRIM or JPS -
(Groundwater – Challenges and Opportunities in Malaysia, Current & The Future)

09:40 – 09:45 Presentation
Speaker: Huug Eijkelkamp, CEO, Royal Eijkelkamp

09:45 – 09:50 Presentation
Speaker: Gualbert Oude Essink
Deltares - Subsurface and Groundwater Systems/ Utrecht University - Department of Physical Geography

09:50 - 10:00 Q & A

Session 2: Collaboration is the way forward in Water sector
10:00 – 10:02 Setting the scene by moderator
10:02 – 10: 12 Presentation: Research collaboration between NAHIRIM, UTM and TU Delft -
(Assessing the presence of Covid-19 virus in sewerage systems)
10:12 – 10: 22 Q&A Session
10:22 – 10:25 Closing remarks by moderator

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