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Integrated Urban Flood Management
Welcome back to Hong Chern Wern
Cap-Net welcomes Hong Chern Wern back to Pretoria. Prior to this Hong has joined the Cap-Net Secretariat in the year 2009 for a 3 month internship. Hong has assisted in the identification of indicators to measure outcomes and impacts of capacity building activities in IWRM more specifically activities implemented by Cap-Net and the associated networks. His secondary assignment was to update the Cap-Net website on regular basis including the monthly Cap-Net newsletter
Hong obtained his PhD in Resource Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He was also a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) scholarship recipient for his MSc in Urban Environmental Management in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
Hong has been and still a member of Water Watch Penang which is a network member of MyCBNet for the past 7 years. During the past 7 years, Hong has held the position of Vice President, committee member, and facilitator. Hong has been actively involved in monthly river and water education activities for schools, ToT for Teachers in River Monitoring activities and World Water Day celebration. In addition to that, Hong has been part of the successful first national ‘Negalitres’ Water Demand Management pilot project with partnership from the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) of Penang, Malaysia. The project involved installation of rainwater harvesting tanks, water saving equipments, water demand management and awareness workshops with an objective of at least 30% reduction in water consumption in condominium units.
Hong’s main responsibility in Cap-Net will be in identifying, soliciting and editing information for the Cap-Net web site on capacity development for sustainable water management. More specifically, Hong will bring up to date the various sections of the site and recommend improvements on its look and feel. This assignment will include liaison with partner networks and international partners to ensure that their information and data are properly reflected on the Cap-Net site. Hong will also spend a proportion of time to assist and get acquainted with the work of the global network to be put to use for the development of the network.
He loves travelling and learning new cultures. He is also fluent in Malay and Indonesian language as well as conversational Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. We look forward to an exciting time again with Hong who is big fan of Manchester United Football Club. Hong can be contacted email@example.com