KUALA KANGSAR – The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today that the current water crisis was no fiction but a real global phenomenon.
The ruler said it had been forecasted that competition and struggle for water resources might be the cause of wars in the future.
“The people need to realise that insufficient supply of water may trigger a crisis as water is the most basic need of life and one-fifth of the world’s population reportedly do not get access to drinkable water.
“Recently, several areas in this country also faced a water shortage crisis until water rationing had to be carried out,” he said when launching the Kampung Senawar Water Treat Plant, here, today.
Sultan Nazrin said in the effort to minimise the impact of a disaster, proactive, strategic and well-planned measures were required, including protecting and conserving water resources as well as the water catchment areas by ensuring a sustainable environment. – BERNAMA