UN suspends climate work with Myanmar government following military coup

03 March 2021 - Source: Climate Change News - The military takeover in Myanmar raises fears of pollution, deforestation and revival of a controversial hydropower dam, as international agencies put climate projects on hold  The UN has suspended climate projects that require working with Myanmar'...

Treading Water: The Dark Legacy of Hydropower Development in Myanmar

Hydropower may be a source of renewable energy, but if left uncontrolled, it might cost more to the planet than we think.  Source: University of Sydney | Thiri Shwesin Aung - While hydropower is a vital source of renewable energy, the development of new hydropower plants can often result i...

Hydrogeochemical and socio-hydrogeological assessment of the Inle Lake catchment (Southern Shan State Myanmar)

Since 2013, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department of Pavia University has been conducting an educational and research project in collaboration with the University of Mandalay (Myanmar), the second largest University in Myanmar. The project was initially funded through the Erasmus Mundus PA...

Myanmar Water Journal - January 2021

Myanmar Water Journal - January 2021 Welcome to the January edition of the Myanmar Water Journal. Providing you the latest news, insights, opportunities and events from the Myanmar water sector. Spotlights for News based on Water ThemesJanuary Newsletter will be filled withThe summary of the webinar...

Myanmar says it is committed to greener future

07 FEB 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar reiterated its plans to further reduce the country's carbon emissions and to expand its renewable energy program during an international conference on February 4. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy U Than Zaw was quoted by...

Seminar on Environmental Technology - 4th Myanmar-Japan Environmental Policy Dialogue Related Event

Background and Purpose of Seminar Since 2015, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation (MONREC) of Myanmar and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) have been promoting bilateral cooperation including the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). In 2018, with the aim of promo...

58 Mandalay villages likely to experience water shortage

29 JAN 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - Up to 58 villages in Mandalay Region is likely to experience water shortage in the coming summer months, said Region Rural Area Development Department's Director U Soe Than. The 58 villages will cover 10 townships including Taungtha and Nwartogyi townships,...

Lesser rainfall causes reduction of irrigation water in Ngwe Taung Dam

26 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Nan San Hpoo natural water outlet, a water source of the Ngwe Taung Dam, Dimawhso Township, Kayah State, had a declining water yield, and the area had low rainfalls in the raining season, so this year, the dam will be able to supply water for ...

480,000 killed by extreme weather this century: analysis

26 Jan 2021 - Source: Mizzima - Almost half a million people have died in natural disasters linked to extreme weather events in the last 20 years, according to a new assessment of the direct threat posed to humanity by climate change. The mortality burden of climate-related catastrophes such as...

Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI): Exploring Potential at the Global Scale

This report presents a spatial analysis conducted at global scale to identify areas of high suitability for implementing the Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI) approach. The study used multiple global spatial datasets, and the related data were arranged under three categories – wat...

Kawthoung with Sea Gypsies or Men of the Sea

25 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - By Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung), Translated by Khine Thazin Han Taninthayi Region, the southern tip of Myanmar, abounds with water, forest and mineral resources. Kawthoung in Taninthayi Region is also well known for the minority Salon (or) Mawken (or)...

Yangon’s floating night market

24 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - By Swe Oo Wai, Translated by Than Tun Aung A large number of markets under the management of the Yangon City Development Committee are opened for enabling dwellers of Yangon City to buy goods and foods for daily consumption. Markets are locate...

AFFM to open agricultural research and training centre in Hlegu

24 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar-AFFM will open a research and training centre aiming to promote modern farming technology development in the agricultural sector. Upon completion, the training centre will carry out various activiti...

စိမ်းလန်းသော (‌‌မြေ)နေရာများနှင့် အပြာ‌ရောင် (ရေ)နေရာများ၏ လူမှုရေးနှင့်စီးပွားရေးဆိုင်ရာအရေးပါမှု

ရေရှည်တည်တံ့သည့် ပတ်ဝန်းကျင် ရပ်ကွက်များတွင် ပျှမ်းမျှအားဖြင့် လူတို့သည် ပိုကျန်းမာလေ့ရှိပြီး ကလေးများသည် အပြင်ထွက်် ကစားလေ့ရှိသည်။ မကြာသေးမီ နှစ်များအတွင်း မြို့နှင့် မြို့ကြီးများတွင် စိမ်းလန်းစိုပြေခြင်း၏ အကျိုးကျေးဇူးများ နှင့် ပတ်သက်သော အချက်အလက်များ ပိုမိုရရှိလာသည်။ လူအများစုသည် ပိုမို စိမ်းလန...

ရှေ့သို့ ခရီးရောက်တိုးတက်သော မိတ်ဖက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းများဖြစ်ရေး နည်းဥပဒေသများ

တစ်ကမ္ဘာလုံးဆိုင်ရာ သဘောတူညီထားတဲ့ ရေရှည်တည်တံ့သော ဖွံ့ဖြိုးတိုးတက်ရေး ရည်မှန်းချက် (Sustainable Development Goals) ကို အခုလက်ရှိအချိန်ကနေ ၂၀၃၀ ခုနှစ် အတွင်း ကျွန်တော်တို့ စွမ်းဆောင်အောင်မြင်နိုင်ဖို့ဆိုရင် လူပေါင်း သန်းတစ်ဝက်နီးပါးကို အန္တရာယ်ကင်း စိတ်ချရတဲ့ သောက်ရေရရှိအောင်၊ လူပေါင်းတစ်သန်းကိ...

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