Wet weather, dry taps


Even with four times more water than what we need, taps are still running dry. Experts say the pollution must stop. And, our catchments need urgent protection. Otherwise, our water woes will be an annual affair.

WITH 973 billion cubic metres (bcm) of annual rainfall – a volume equivalent to the water in 390 million Olympic size pools – Malaysia is rich in water resources. We have four times more than what we need, even after losing water to evaporation, groundwater recharge and surface runoff discharging into the sea. Yet, annual droughts and dry taps are part of life here, especially for households in water-stressed states.

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan

RM9.73/month

Annual Plan

RM8.63/month

Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.

Related stories:

Bigger buffer, please

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Environment , water , draught , rainfall , pollution

   

Next In Nation

Sunday now Batik Day in Terengganu, says state govt
Man nabbed for stabbing woman to death in Sibu
Over 85% of approved manufacturing projects implemented, says Tengku Zafrul
SESB lodges police report over power theft in Tawau village
No open burning during dry spell, Sabah Bomba reminds the public
Msia records total approved investments of RM329.5bil in 2023, says Anwar
Govt to hold major Islamic conference in May, says Anwar
Over 132,000 companies have registered with CIDB, says Ewon
PM asks Naccol to hold weekly meetings to find rice issue solution
Weak ringgit a 28-year-old problem, says expert

Others Also Read