Reviving Kuala Lumpur’s Putrajaya Wetland Park
The Society of Ecological Restoration is leading an exciting new project to rejuvenate the Putrajaya Wetland Park and Lake, led by the local community. This initiative, funded in part by Microsoft, focuses on harnessing the power of nature to address environmental concerns and enhance the city’s core ecological asset.
Natural Water Purification: The project will employ natural solutions like wetlands and biofilters to purify the water. This approach simultaneously promotes biodiversity by creating habitats and establishing a pollinator plant garden.
Problem Analysis and Innovative Solutions: In-depth analysis will be conducted to understand the causes of water degradation. Innovative approaches, such as installing floating wetland cells with native plant species to cleanse lake water and implementing biofilter strips along the lake’s edges for stormwater runoff treatment, will be showcased.
Community Education: The project also places a strong emphasis on community engagement and education. It works to raise awareness among local residents about the significance of clean water and the role of ecological restoration.
Why this work matters
Situated at the heart of Putrajaya, the 600-hectare lake is valuable both as a recreational area and an ecological asset. However, it faces threats from siltation, waste disposal, and pollution. This project has been conceived as a nature-based solution to address these challenges and alleviate their impact on the community.
Collaborating with local partners
The project collaborates closely with local entities such as Putrajaya Corporation (PjC), Putrajaya Wetland Park, Nature Interpretation Centre, and the National University of Malaysia (UKM). These organizations serve as stewards of the lake and its surroundings.
We are grateful to the community of Kuala Lumpur and all of the partners involved with this project to ensure a cleaner and greener future for the city and its residents.