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Experts speak out on water and climate change

​23 March 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times Participants in a round table dialogue urge Myanmar to speed up preparations for the impacts of climate change on access to clean water. Like many countries, Myanmar is vulnerable to climate change. Ahead of World Water Day 2020, WaterAid Myanmar hosted a round...
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World Meteorological Day

​23 MAR 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on 23 March 1950 has been named World Meteorological Day. This organization announces a slogan for World Meteorology Day every year, and this day is celebrated in al...
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​ ရေ ဆိုသည်မှာ ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလဲမှုကြောင့် ဖြစ်ပေါ်လာသော သက်ရောက်မှုများကို လူ့အဖွဲ့အစည်း နှင့် သဘာ၀ပတ်၀န်းကျင်ထံသယ်ယူပို့ဆောင်ပေးတဲ့ ကြားခံတစ်ခုဖြစ်သည်။ ရေကို ရေရှည်စီမံခန့်ခွဲ့နိုင်ခြင်းသည် ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလဲမှုကို ဖြေရှင်းနိုင်သည့် အရေးကြီးသော အစိတ်အပိုင်းအဖြစ် ပါ၀င်နေပါသည်။ ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလဲမှုသည် က...
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Call for Proposals Stronger Partnerships: Local Innovations for New Climate Realities in Cities

The Innovation Call for Proposals 2020 is now open!The Cities Alliance has launched an Innovation Call for Proposals to award small grants to advance affordable, accessible and innovative climate adaptation concepts, products and processes at the community level, and foster dialogue and engagement b...
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MRDD to provide sufficient drinking water to 51 villages in Mandalay Region

MRDD to provide sufficient drinking water to 51 villages in Mandalay Region

​20 March 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - To prevent the insufficient supply of drinking water in summer, Mandalay Rural Development Department MRDD is planning to provide drinking water, spending K 24 million for 51 villages in 13 townships in Mandalay Region. The ward administrators c...
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Yangon water supply upgrade may bypass the poorest

​19 March 2020 - Source: Frontier MyanmarThe Myanmar and Japanese governments are working together to deliver clean, drinkable water to millions of Yangon residents and end groundwater use, but the city's poorest households may miss out on the benefits. By EAINT THET SU | FRONTIERWITH almost-tr...
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Tackling Myanmar’s climate crisis with solar

​19 MAR 2020 - Source: The Asean Post -  The ASEAN Post recently published an article on extreme climate in Myanmar and its threat to the locals, agriculture, ecosystems and more. It is said that Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries at risk of climate crisis. Extreme droughts an...
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MoTC presents contingency plan for marine pollution to national disaster management committee

​19 MAR 2020 - Source:  Global New Light of Myanmar -  The Ministry of Transport and Communications submitted its National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution to seek the approval of National Disaster Management Committee yesterday.Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as...
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Myanmar at risk from extreme climate

18 March 2020 - Source: THE ASEAN POST -According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2020, Myanmar has had the highest weather-related losses in the past two decades, alongside Puerto Rico and Haiti. It is said that Myanmar is also one of the most vulnerable countries at risk of the climate crisis. Th...
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Mandalay unveils easier way to pay water, other bills

​18 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay city residents can now pay municipal bills online, such as water and electricity, the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said.The committee introduced the Mandalay Smart Pay, or MSP Wallet app, in partnership with the government-owned Yada...
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Myanmar launches aquaculture roadmap

​17 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government has launched a national roadmap for the aquaculture industry to outline the ways it intends to develop the sector and to illustrate the market opportunities and hurdles.The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation launched the Natio...
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Water purification taking root

​17 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - As Yangon heats up over the next few weeks, people are looking for ways to cool down and stay hydrated. As technology also improves, the more health-conscious consumers seek out new types of water purifiers to keep our H2O extra fresh.One such water purifi...
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Ayeyarwady island eyed as Ramsar Site

​16 March 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Forest Department wants to upgrade an island in Ayeyarwady Region that is a nesting site for sea turtles from its current status as a protected area to a Ramsar Site. A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the R...
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Minimizing water wastage ensures drinking water security of Yangon

​15 MAR 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - With a growing number of people and changes in lifestyles, the population density has been gradually high in Yangon. When Yangon becomes a densely populated area, it leads to the limited safe drinking water available for the Yangonites to con...
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Under pressure – Sustainable groundwater in Myanmar

Source: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research-Restoring artesian groundwater pressure in Myanmar's Central Dry Zone (CDZ) and developing strategies for its sustainable use is the focus of a new ACIAR-funded project.ACIAR has commissioned the International Water Management Institu...
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