Despite recent flooding, water rationed in Malaysia

Recent flooding has not relieved Malaysia from a water shortage. Why? Deforestation is one reason. Forests provide a natural water catchment area. Deforestation is an ongoing issue in Malaysia, where the country’s natural forests are being cleared for palm oil crops. With the forests gone, Malaysia’s reservoirs are running dry, no longer being supplied by rainfall.

Read more here: Real reasons for water shortage In Johor


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