Kuala Lampur, Dec. 8 -- The Malaysian government needs to invest RM30 billion over the next three years to regulate the water industry as a way of responding to the global climate emergency.

The water and energy nexus are interlinked because significant water resources are crucial to developing new energy resources. For example, you need water to create hydropower.

The key is to ensure adequate water supply, while creating carbon neutrality in both the treatment of drinking water and wastewater utilities.

Disappointingly, there was a lack of focus on the crucial role water management plays in mitigating climate change at the COP28 summit that I am currently attending in Dubai.

We need a two-pronged water decarbonisation strategy: Redu...