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Find out more about us, our survey and why we believe the issues we cover are important to all Malaysians

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What you need to know

About the survey

“It feels like it’s getting warmer every year!”

“Are we prepared for the next flood?”

“Why is my water supply disrupted again?”

Have any of these concerns crossed your mind? If so, this survey is for you!

The Malaysian government is thinking about water sector reform, and aiming to transform it into a "dynamic growth engine for the country". Last August (2020), the Prime Minister’s Department launched a research study to investigate this topic. Meanwhile, global warming is getting worse, which is likely to cause more extreme weather and unpredictable rainfall. In this case, our water supply would become even more unreliable.

We want you, the rakyat of Malaysia, to help make policy recommendations to the government on these issues. All you need to do is fill in a 15-minute survey.

The survey starts with a typical questionnaire, and ends with a novel tool called Pol.is that allows you to have a real-time “conversation” about these issues with other participants. In this way the discussion continuously evolves in new directions (check out some case studies here). At the end, we will synthesise your thoughts into a set of policy recommendations and amplify your voices on a wider stage.

About MYD

The Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is a youth-led organisation which focuses on empowering the Malaysian public with knowledge of climate change policy and negotiations while providing a platform for curious and interested youth to explore the world of climate agreements at the United Nations platform.

Our overarching objectives are to:

  1. Facilitate climate policy advocacy among Malaysian youth
  2. Hold Malaysian leaders and international institutions accountable for climate action
  3. Educate Malaysians on climate change and climate policy
  4. Strengthen climate movements locally, regionally, and internationally

Find out more about MYD here.

About the Issues

A world without water is a world without life. But beyond that, water also influences many other aspects of society, including economic development, energy supply, and disaster risk.

Meanwhile, due to greenhouse gases emitted by our activities, climate change continues to get worse, increasing the risk of disasters such as unpredictable and extreme rainfall, flooding, and drought. Malaysia’s water supply is particularly vulnerable to these climate change impacts, since 97% of our country’s water supply is “surface water”.

Without a plan to deal with these impacts, reliable sources of water could become more scarce. The good news is that there are policy strategies that could help lessen the impacts of climate change.

If you would like to learn more about these issues, do check out the wiki.

Do you like the sound of any of these strategies? Or do you have ideas of your own? Let us know in the Water and Climate Change survey; it only takes 15 minutes!

What can I do?

You can do our survey, or read more.