OUR BEGINNING, AS ALUMNI
Water Warriors began in 2013, shortly after its co-founders graduated from University of Malaya (UM). We wanted to give back to the a place we're happy to call our own backyard, the University. The first challenge that we were inspired to overcome was to revive the heart of UM, Tasek Varsiti.
FROM BOTTOM UP, LITTLE BY LITTLE
From just volunteers, our efforts were soon recognized by the University. Water Warriors was then upgraded into a Living Lab project, giving us more opportunities to collaborate with researchers, development staffs and student volunteers. We began to look into other water bodies protection in campus and to provide solution for water consumption reduction.
LARGER COMMUNITY, OUR WATERSHED
University of Malaya is part of larger watershed which includes Klang River. Our current efforts also look into ways to collaborate with our surrounding communities beyond the University.
MEET THE TEAM
Zeeda is an Associate Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science. She is a bookworm and a much-needed nerd in the team. She also has a cat named Jingga.
ZEEDA FATIMAH MOHAMAD, PhD
Affan was a former undergraduate at the Department of Geology, UM. He also has a Masters in Environmental Management. He is known as the guy who smiles all the time, always flashing his teeth at you.
Co-founder/ Project Officer
Aleeya is the newest (and most adorable) addition to the Water Warriors family. Her role is to run around and explore nature. If you show her a picture of a cat, she will attempt to kiss it. She will also cry for milk every 3 to 4 hours.
Junior Water Warriors
ALEEYA DAHLIA AFFAN
Hazreena is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment. She is also our guru on living a healthier lifestyle.
HAZREENA HUSSEIN, PhD
Nobumitsu was a former researcher at UM in the area of water quality. He is currently venturing into a new field at Cornell University, New York. Although he is no longer with the team, Water Warriors is forever grateful for all his help when we first started this initiative.
NOBUMITSU SAKAI, PhD
Abdul Halim was a former professor at Institute of Biological Sciences. His expertise is on limnology (the study of inland waters). Despite his newest role as a grandfather, he is the most tech savvy member of the team.
ABDUL HALIM SULAIMAN, PhD
Fathiah is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UM. As a travel-lover, we can always count on her whenever we need to take a group selfie!
FATHIAH MOHAMED ZUKI, PhD
Aishah is a senior lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science.
Co-researcher & Current PI
NOR AISHAH ABDULLAH, PhD
Amin was a former staff and has a Master in Science, Technology and Sustainability. Nowadays he occasionally pops in with corn and mango from his village, bringing much delight to our grumbling tummies. You will most probably find yourself laughing whenever he's around.
Team Member/ Volunteer