Compagnie Général des Eaux aids water resource management in Malaysia
A general cooperation agreement was concluded between UNESCO and Compagnie Général des Eaux in March 1998 to pursue joint projects to protect and improve management of water resources, particularly in cities.
On 17 March 1998, the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Federico Mayor and the Director-General of the Compagnie Générale des Eaux (VIVENDI), Mr. Daniel CAILLE, President of the Pôle Eau du Groupe Générale des Eaux signed an agreement. The activities outlined in this agreement aim at strengthening the scope of the regional activities of UNESCO’ s International Hydrological Programme, and in particular, the Regional Humid Tropic Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for Southeast Asia and the Pacific located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The first project is being prepared in conjunction with the Regional Hydrology Centre for the Humid Tropics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This project principally involves undertaking specific studies, preparing publications on the protection of water resources addressed to various types of audiences, and organizing training courses for local professionals and technicians.