Social inclusion is utterly important in water climate adaptation. As technical approaches are still dominant in development projects, the locals live in the vicinity are often limited to include their knowledge and experience in tackling climate issues. True value of technical knowledge and experti...
The city of Yangon is one of the most vulnerable cities worldwide to climate change, suffering from widespread flooding during the monsoon while experiencing severe water shortages in the dry season. Starting in 2019, through a joint initiative of local and international par...
Water and Environment Studies Department put a lot of efforts in improving the teaching practices, which can be helpful in their upcoming course in the coming months at the University of Yangon. Starting from the first week of November 2020, the six-week "Teaching for Learning" Program had been init...
On November 24, 2020, update call of Thaketa Climate Adaptation for Water Security Pilot Project was done with local government, Yangon City Development Committee by organizing the virtual online meeting amid COVID pandemic. The call was to share a project update about its progress of implementation...
One of the fundamental essences of leaderships is self-motivation, the ability to motivate yourself and drive people to keep going even in the face of setbacks, to create opportunities and to demonstrate a commitment to what they want to achieve. Aside from the definition, this is a message that I w...
လူမှုသိပ္ပံမှ အသစ်သစ်သော နည်းပညာများကို ရင်းနှီးကျွမ်း၀င်ပြီး ကျင့်သုံးလာရန် ဘယ်လိုကူညီဖြေရှင်းနိုင်သလဲ လူသားတို့၏ တစ်စတစ်စ တိုးတက် ပြောင်းလဲလာမှုနှင့် ရုန်းကန်ရှင်သန်နေထိုင်ဖို့ရာ ဆန်းသစ်တီထွင်လာမှု သည် ရေအရင်းအမြစ်များ ထိရောက်စွာစီမံခန့်ခွဲရန် အတွက် အလွန်ပင် အရေးပါသည်။ စက်ရုံအလုပ်ရုံများမှ ရေနှင့်...
For 5 days in a row, staffs of the Environment and Water Studies (EWS) department of the University of Yangon and a team of academics from the Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, Japan and the U.S. met online to finalize the curriculum of the new Bachelor of Water Studies. This curriculum design worksho...
On 7th of August, 2020, Myanmar Water Portal broadcast the "Let's Talk About Water – Talk show". Episode 2 with guest speakers, Dr. Win Maung from Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI), Ma May Thazin Aung and Ma Than Htway Lwin from Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI – Asia). A regular host, Kyaw Ny...
On 26th of June, 2020, Myanmar Water Portal has initiated Let's Talk About Water – Talk show Episode 1 with guest speakers, Dr. Petra Schmitter and Sanjiv de Silva from International Water Management Institute (IWMI) – Myanmar. Hosted by Kyaw Nyunt Linn, a communication manager of The Water Agency, ...
"If we save it in time, we don't have to be concerned about water shortage during summer, when the heat is intense" by Daw Khin Aye Kyu, 77-year-old, who lives in Tharketa, Yangon We all know the famous fable about The Ant and the Grasshopper, telling us the story of the hardworking ant that collect...
Last February, I have attended the 3-week short course called Managing Water Organizations from February 8 to 27 at IHE-Delft with Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) scholarship funded by NUFFIC. Since the beginning of my time working in the Myanmar Water Sector, IHE-Delft was the first institute that I...
Flood hazard and flood risk model for Yangon has been completed in October 2019 to assist Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) to prepare measures to make Yangon more resilient into Climate Adaptation. Funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), a 7-month project of consortium partners le...
Curriculum development for Bachelor course in water studies was discussed together with the professors and directors of relevant international partners with Environment and Water Studies (EWS) department of University of Yangon. Their vision is to become a Center of Excellence and a leading scientif...
The workshop, which is one of the roadmap activities of Partners for International Businesses (PIB) for Urban Water and Water Logistics, was held at Yangon Parliament building in January 21. The opening speech was given by the Chief Minister of Yangon Regional Government sharing the vision of becomi...
On 13th of December 2019, the symposium that finalized the training that was part of the Orange Knowledge Tailor-Made Training (TMT) Program was organized at Yangon Technological University. Funded by NUFFIC, the Dutch organization for internationalization in education, this symposium showed the dev...

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