Malaysian workshop looks at water resources in urban areas



Professor Lynne Jack delivers her talk at the workshop

A ground-breaking workshop recently took place at Heriot Watt Malaysia – which aimed to investigate issues surrounding water resources in urban areas.

Early career researchers from both the UK and Malaysia attended the event, which was sponsored by the British Council's Researcher Links programme.

The workshop looked at increasing pressure on water resources in a changing climate within the developing world.

Key stakeholders from the water sector in Malaysia came together with researchers to discuss the how sustainable urban water management could be achieved in Malaysia, the UK and across the world.

Dr Khalik Mohammed Sabil, host at Heriot-Watt University and Associate Head of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, said:  “We're delighted to welcome this team of researchers to our campus in Malaysia.

“There is already a strong connection between BGS and Heriot-Watt with the Lyell Centre in Edinburgh helping facilitate the proposal for this workshop.

“We now look forward to building on this with this exciting work on urban water resilience.”

Dr Chris Jackson, Principal Scientist with the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Workshop Coordinator, added: "My fellow coordinators and I are delighted to be holding this workshop at the campus in Malaysia.

“We're very grateful to the University for their support. It is a great setting to hold such an event, which aims to support early career researchers from across Malaysia and the UK, to build links, share research and facilitate future collaboration on this important topic."