Freshwater

CONSERVING FRESHWATER HABITATS – Freshwater

Important freshwater habitats in the country are the highland forests and wetlands (both forested wetlands and water bodies such as rivers and lakes. Forests in the highlands, often referred to as natural ‘water towers’ because of their water catchment function, help provide us with continuous clean supply of water. They are the source for most …

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OVERVIEW – Freshwater

Malaysia receives abundant rainfall averaging 3,000mm annually that contributes to an estimated annual water resource of some 900 billion cubic metres. About 97% of our raw water supply for agricultural, domestic and industrial needs are derived from surface water sources primarily rivers. Malaysia has 189 river basins – 89 in Peninsular Malaysia, 78 in Sabah …

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