Malaysia Water Partnership (2)

Community Flood – Proofing and adaptation for climate resilience

Malaysian Water Partnership (MyWP) under the Global World Partnership (GWP) aims to create a platform and pathway to the community to be flood-proofing and adapt for climate resilience. Global Environment Centre (GEC) entrusted as a working partner to implement this training. Series of stakeholder consultations and meetings held in conjunction with this motive to identify and achieve the aim through the targeted community.

The preparatory meetings were carried out on 23rd May 2016 and 16th August 2016 with Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Pasir Mas and other related departments such as BOMBA, District and Land Office, Social Welfare Department, District Health Office and DID Kelantan. The committee agreed to conduct the programme on August 29th 2016 with the support of various agencies and a total of  five (5) papers from GEC/MyWP, DID Pasir Mas, National Disaster  Management Agency (NADMA), District Health Office and Social Welfare Department together with hands-on and field training

In total 78 representatives from 15 villages within the vicinity of Pasir Mas area participated in the one (1) day flood preparedness-training programme. The training focused on Pasir Mas local communities, which were located within the Sg Golok river basin due to the frequent flood incident almost every year. The majorities of the participants that attended the training were village heads and local residents as well as the representative of local authorities and government agencies. The programme focused on the early preparation for flood especially on the communities’ role during flood event, grab bag and 72H Kit preparation as well as potable water management. In addition, the communities also exposed to flood ‘Town-watching’ training, which captured the communities’ interest.