Climate Change Dialogue 2015

CETDEM is proud to organise the Climate Change Dialogue 2015, the 8th in a series of seminars which started in 2007.

‘Climate Change & Water’ continues where we left off last year – an even more urgent call to review and act on the issue of water management and Climate Change, matters of great importance that have long term repercussions for indivudials and organisations, as well as both the private and public sectors.

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9:00 Welcome Remarks
Mr Anthony Tan,
CETDEM Exec Dir,
9:05 Introduction to the Forum & Speakers by Moderator
YBhg. Datuk Dr. Abdul Rahim bin Haji Nik,
Ministry of NRE Deputy Sec-Gen, Environment
9:15 Topic 1: The Reality of Climate Change
Engr Gurmit Singh,
CETDEM Chairman
9:35 Topic 2: Are Climate Change Negotiations Tackling Water
Issues Adequately?
Dr Gary William Theseira,
Ministry of NRE Undersecretary,
Environmental Management and Climate Change (PASPI)
9:55 Topic 3: Coping with Greater Frequency and Severity of
Weather Extremes (especially Flooding)
Prof. Dr Fredolin T. Tangang,
IPCC WG1 Vice-Chair,
Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia
10:40 Topic 4: Tackling Water Stresses
Datuk Ir. Mohd Adnan Mohd Nor,
Malaysian Water Partnership vice-Chair,
Director of RPM Engineers
11:00 Topic 5: Water and Industry
Dato’ Ir. Hanapi bin Mohamad Noor,
Chairman of Water Resources Technical Division,
Institution of Engineers Malaysia
11:25 PANEL DIALOGUE with Participants
12:30pm Closing Statements by Panelists
12:45pm Closing Remarks by Moderator
12:50pm LUNCH


RahimNikPicDatuk Dr. Abdul Rahim bin Haji Nik, is the Deputy Secretary General (Environment) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia.

He received his B.S. Forestry from Louisiana State University (LSU); M.Sc from West Virginia University, and PhD from University of Wales, United Kingdom.

Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim is a Forester-Hydrologist. His long standing association with Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) began in 1981 as a Research Officer and he moved up the ranks to become Deputy Director General (Operations). in 2008, he also became a member of the Project Steering Committee, Greenhouse Gas Inventories for Asia, Center for Environmental Research, Japan.

He has received numerous recognitions including from the Academy Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and was awarded the “Johan Setia Mahkota” (JSM) which carries the title “Datuk”.

What Will You Get Out Of This Dialogue?

The topics to be discussed will give you a better understanding of what are the major challenges faced by Malaysia in relation to water resourse management in the face of Climate Change.

Who Should Attend?

Previous events have attracted attendance from various government and private sectors, policy makers, academicians, researchers, NGOs and individuals who are concerned about environmental and climate change issues.


Please take note that registration can be performed through this link and it only cost RM200/person (inclusive of materials and lunch).

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The deadline for registration is 5 MAY 2015.

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