With members from different faculties, IPASA has all the necessary critical mass to carry out multi- disciplinary and integrated researches. Our research activities cover five main thrusts, i.e. water and wastewater engineering, catchment hydrology, environmental biotechnology, solid waste management, and socio-economic environment. Through our R&D activities, IPASA is now recognised as a reference centre for water and wastewater technology, river rehabilitation and catchment hydrology. Two of our R&D products, i.e. Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Advisor (WASDA) and Health Risk Assessment Software (RISKAS) have been marketed and used for teaching and operational purposes by universities and companies.
In 2007, we have secured about RM 5 million research grants from both government and the industries. IPASA has excellent track records in providing consultancy and advisory services. Our team of engineers and scientists deliver environmental solutions through application of leading edge technologies especially to water and wastewater industries, water authorities and environmental agencies. In year 2007, IPASA managed several consultancy projects worth about RM 1.8 million.
In line with the university’s vision to provide continuous leaning opportunities, IPASA has been conducting seminars, short courses and colloquium for professionals. Together with several government agencies and NGOs, IPASA is also involved in organizing various environmental awareness programs to school children.
With the establishment of the Iskandar Development Region (IDR), IPASA has strategised itself to take part in the development activities by fostering partnership with major players in IDR. Our immediate focus is on river rehabilitation and flood mitigation programs. We anticipate much greater opportunities in the near future in view of the recent policy reform in water sector and increasing concern on the need to manage water and environment in a holistic and sustainable manner.