National Water Resources Committee gets closer to finalizing national water bill

​12 March 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), addressed the committee's first coordination meeting of the year at Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. He first reminded that these meetings aim t...
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EIA process for Kyaukphyu port to start

​11 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Chinese state-owned CITIC is set to initiate bidding for its environmental impact assessment (EIA) consultant for its port project in central Rakhine following the environmental ministry's response to its project proposal.The Ministry of Natural Resources ...
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Mekong region facing serious drought

​11 MARCH 2020 - Source: Khmer Times - According to recent Mekong River Commission (MRC) studies, the frequency and severity of droughts across the Mekong basin has increased over the past few decades. The upper reaches of the Mekong are witnessing an unprecedented spectacle when the ...
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A Water Journey of 42 Years - Prof. Dr. Khin Ni Ni Thein

 "It began with passion and learning. When I was young, I wanted to be an engineer and then I wanted to teach. Putting these two interests together, I became a university teacher specialized in water resources engineering." This is how Dr. Khin Ni Ni Thein's professional journey with water star...
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Mandalay develops app to ease summer water shortage

​08 March 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay Region has developed a mobile phone application to facilitate the delivery of water to communities with shortages during the summer, the region's Department of Rural Development said.The app can help the government ration water to the 51 villages in 13...
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State Counsellor receives delegation from IUCN Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania

05 March 20 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received the delegation led by Ms Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director of Asia and Director of IUCN Regional Hub for Asia- Oceania at 10 am on 4 March 2020 at the Min...
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University of Yangon collaborating with international experts to establish a new Centre of Excellence on Water Studies

Do you have any idea when you first hear about the water studies? I am sure that you will be willing to know what the water studies is. So, let me introduce the general term of the water studies."Our State Counselor wants not only a center of excellence of water studies in Myanmar and also she wants...
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Myanmar cracks down on illegal fishing in Myeik

​04 MAR 2020- Source: Myanmar Times -The government will set up a vessel-monitoring system control centre (VMS) in Myeik city in Tanintharyi Region in an effort to combat illegal fishing, a senior Fisheries Department official said.U Than Chaung, head of the department in Tanintharyi, said the syste...
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ရာသီဥတုနှင့်ဆက်နွယ်သည့် လုံခြုံရေးစိန်ခေါ်မှုများကို ကိုင်တွယ်ဖြေရှင်းရာတွင် ခံနိုင်ရည်တည်ဆောက်ခြင်း

ရာသီဥတုကြောင့်ဖြစ်ပေါ်လာသော ဘေးအန္တရာယ်များသည် ငြိမ်းချမ်းရေးနှင့်လုံခြုံရေးအပေါ် မည်သို့သက်ရောက်မှုရှိသနည်း။ ရာသီဥတုနှင့်သက်ဆိုင်သော လုံခြုံရေးအန္တရာယ်များကို လျော့ပါးစေရန်အတွက် ထည့်သွင်းစဉ်းစားရမည့် အရေးကြီးသော အချက်များကားအဘယ်နည်း။ စတော့ဟုမ်းရာသီဥတုလုံခြုံရေးဗဟို မှစီစဉ်သော ပြပွဲတစ်ခုသည် ဤမေးခွန်...
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Clarify Your Water with Drumstick Seeds

By Thinzar Mon - Most of the surface water (rivers, lakes, streams, etc.) normally have turbidity to some extent. In Myanmar, people who live near these sources generally use surface water for domestic and even drinking purposes. Instead of using the turbid water directly, clarifying it with some ki...
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As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed

04 March 20 - Source: YANGON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - From a boat on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar, Than Zaw Oo pointed to a brown stretch of water he said was once full of lush paddy fields. ​"This used to be my land," said the 51-year-old farmer, frowning at the murky waves. All but six o...
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Over 60% of Myanmar's mangroves deforested in the last 20 years

03 March 20 - Source: - Mangroves account for only 0.7% of the Earth's tropical forest area, but they are among the world's most productive and important ecosystems. They provide a wealth of ecological and socio-economic benefits, such as serving as nursery habitat for fish species, offerin...
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"ရေ " ကိုမကာကွယ်သ၍ မျိုးတုံးမှုကို တားဆီးလို့မရနိုင်

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 31 2019 (IPS) -ကမ္ဘာလုံးဆိုင်ရာ ဇီဝမျိုးကွဲများ ပျောက်ဆုံးခြင်းသည် စိုးရိမ်ဖွယ်အဆင့်သို့ ရောက်ရှိလာခဲ့ပြီဖြစ်သည်။ အပင်နဲ့တိရစ္ဆာန် မျိုးစိတ် တသန်းကျော်လောက်ဟာ ယခုအခါမှာ မျိုးတုံးမည့်အန္တရာယ် ရှိနေပြီလို့ ခန့်မှန်းရပါတယ်။ တာဝန်ယူဖြေရှင်းရမည့် အချိန်ကာလဟာ နီးကပ်နေပြီဖြစ် ပြီး တ...
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PhDs Recruitment - Next Water Governace (NEWAVE)

Become part of the new generation of water governance Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will be enrolled in PhD programmes of our NEWAVE host institutions. ***Deadline for applications extended to 5 April 2020!*** Would you like to be at the forefront of the global water governance debate, and...
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Online Seminar: Open Education for Water Professionals

Date - 05 March 2020Time - 17:15 - 18:15 (YGN time)How do I attend? Go to Click on 'Enter as Guest'Enter a user name Click on 'Enter Room'ParticipationThe events are free of charge. Please register to participate using the following link, that will help us to s...
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