SPECIAL PROJECT WITH UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP)
Smart sanitation for water settlements - Love your nature, prosper your community
Action Caring Team (ACT Malaysia), a member of the Global Wastewater Initiative Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme, has received special funding from the United Nations to complete a special pilot demonstration project called the Smart Sanitation for Water Settlements from 1st August 2020 to 31st March 2021.
The pilot project utilizes the Independent Sewerage Treatment Plant (ISTP) developed by a team of researchers from Universiti Putra Malaysia led by Professor Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim. In the pilot project, ACT Malaysia collaborate with researchers from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sabah. It involves installing 10 ISTP tanks and training 10 local villagers at the Lok Urai water village located adjacent to the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
The ISTP technology is a 360 liters modular wastewater treatment technology that discharges SPAN Standard A treated wastewater into water bodies after 7 hours of treatment time. This demonstration project tested the feasibility of the ISTP wastewater treatment technologies in an ocean environment. The results will help United Nations Environment Programme to develop local policies for the long-term conservation of coastal water quality by empowering local communities to stop wastewater pollution into their natural environment. By reducing wastewater pollution, better quality water can sustain marine-related economies.
ACT Malaysia partners with Oceanori Industries who is project manager for the pilot project. To know more about OCEANORI, please visit https://oceanori.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/oceanori.