Water Warriors is an initiative to help revive and rehabilitate the water bodies in the campus. This project would like to introduce citizen science. What is citizen science? It's a scientific research conducted by amateur, community or non-professional scientists.
Our cause depends solely on our passionate volunteers who want to do more than just talk.
Water Warriors is an environmental project in the campus for the protection and conservation of water bodies in University of Malaya. The project started off as an outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the campus by engaging the community to conduct basic monitoring, a termed known as ‘citizen science’. In the spirit of community aimed towards bringing back the sense of ownership, the programme is not only focusing on monitoring, but also involvement in ‘gotong-royong’ and public reporting on water leakages in campus. Water Warriors are also deeply passionate about documenting flora and fauna, especially fresh water habitat such as aquatic insects, waterfowl and wetland plants.
Water Warriors initiated as a bottom-up initiative in 2012; one of the senior and pioneer initiative of UM Living Labs focusing on water management in campus.
UM Eco-Campus Leader (Water Management - Water Warriors):
Associate Professor Dr. Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad
UM Water Warriors:
Encik Affan Nasaruddin
Puan Siti Norasiah Abdul Kadir