Training: Environmental Compliance Obligations for Sewage Treatment Plant

On 11 – 12 March 2020, the Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) and Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) have conducted the Training of Trainers (TOT) on Environmental Compliance Obligations for Sewage Treatment Plant Operations and Introduction to Climate Change, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This TOT had multiple objectives. First of all, the objective was to provide basic understanding and awareness on the current localised and global environmental issues, with an introduction to good environmental practices within the organisation. Secondly, to update on the relevant environmental obligations pertaining to sewage treatment plants operations. Thirdly, to teach the participants on the methodology for the evaluation of its organisation environmental obligations (for compliance and regulations).

The one-and-half-day event was facilitated by Mdm Wani Mastura binti Mohamad, the Manager at the Environmental Management Unit of Indah Water Konsortium Sdn. Bhd. who has extensive experience in planning and leading environmental related projects for the organisation.

MyCDNet´s Network Manager, Dato’ Ir Lim Chow Hock opened the training with an introduction of MyCDNet and Cap-Net UNDP. During the first day several  topics were covered: environmental issues in sewage treatment & compliance to environmental obligations, good environmental practices for sewerage industry professionals, environmental obligations and regulations, and introduction to climate change, greenhouse gases inventory and reduction strategy.

On second half-day, the participants visited the Indah Water Konsortium Regional Sewage Treatment Plant (RSTP) KL-Sungai Besi, which has been in operation since 1998 adopting the Modified Oxidation Ditch system to serve the Sungai Besi catchment area as its sewage treatment system. The effluent is discharged back into the nearby Kuyoh River. The site visit to the sewage treatment plant was educational as it was a first for most of the participants. All in all, the training was informative, lively and interactive.