Assessment of large-scale seasonal river morphological changes in Ayeyarwady River using optical remote sensing data

Source - SEI - by Thanapon Piman, Senior Research Fellow SEI Asia - Dhyey Bhatpuria, Research Associate SEI Asia - Theara Tha, Research Associate SEI Asia - The web-based monitoring system simplifies the application of freely available remote sensing data over the large spat...

Community co-management can help protect wetlands biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin

Source: Stockholm Environment Institute - For International Biodiversity Day 2022, SEI Asia researchers reflect on the challenges in conserving biodiversity in the wetlands of Myanmar's Chindwin River Basin. Myanmar's Upper Chindwin Basin has some of the Indo-Burma region's most critical b...

Over-extraction of Groundwater reacts to water level declination toward Yangon sinking

CASE STUDY: Over-exploration of Groundwater reacts to water level declination, Building settlement, and Ground Elevation lower in Thamine, Mayangon TS in Yangon. Myint Thein, Groundwater and Wells Consultant Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. January 2022 1. Object  Firstly, the realistic bu...

What are the impacts of dams on the Mekong river?

Source: The Third Pole - By Tyler Roney - The Mekong river feeds jungles, irrigates crops for tens of millions of people, and supports the Tonle Sap lake – the most productive inland fishery on the planet China completed its first mainstream hydropower dam on the Mekong, the Manwan da...

Policy recommendations for environmental conservation in the Chindwin River Basin

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) published brief Policy recommendations for environmental conservation in the Chindwin River Basin. The Chindwin Basin is facing habitat loss and species population decline driven by economic development activities combined with the impacts of climate change. Giv...

Heavy rains in Taungdwingyi, Magway Region

26 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - Heavy rains in Taungdwingyi, Magway Region, have caused record flooding since the night of October 24, according to locals.Heavy rains on the evening of October 24 flooded the low-lying areas of Taungdwingyi town and on the main road until the morning of...

Pagodas Damaged in Myanmar’s Temple City due to Heavy Rain

22 October 2021 - Source: THE IRRAWADDY - Fourteen pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar's temple city, have been damaged by heavy rain, according to the Bagan branch of the Department of Archaeology and the National Museum. "Fourteen temples have sustained damage due to heavy rain over the course of ...

Call for Application_Solutions Search: Meaningful Youth Engagement in ADB's Greater Mekong Subregion Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program

Description: This is an open call for the Solutions Search: Meaningful Youth Engagement in ADB's Greater Mekong Subregion Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program (GMS SAFSP). This contest is a solution-sharing platform for youth in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Through the form ...

Heavy rains and strong winds toppled a pagoda in Pwint Phyu Township, knocking down a number of large trees

19 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - On the night of October 16, heavy rains and strong winds in Magway Region knocked down the pagoda pillar in Pwint Phyu Township and knocked down several large trees along the road leading to the pagoda.Heavy rain fell in most townships in Magway Region f...

Heavy rains flooded Saku People's Hospital and lower areas of Sin Phyu Island

19 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - Due to heavy rains in Magway Region, on October 17 at Saku General Hospital. On October 18, the floodwaters inundated houses in the lower parts of Sin Phyu Island.Heavy rains fell in most townships in Magway Region from October 14 to October 17, when a s...

Indigenous understanding of Salween River key for biodiversity

Source: The Third Pole - By Saw John Bright - As the first part of COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity convenes, decision makers must recognise that free-flowing rivers are essential to Indigenous understanding of reality and the preservation of biodiversity. This week, governm...

Heavy rains in parts of Yangon cause floods

8 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media -  Heavy rains have been reported in some parts of Rangoon since October 7 at around 1pm.The floods occurred in Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township. The incident took place in Tamwe Township and flooded shops and houses.In front of Yuzana Plaza, Mingalar Tau...

Chindwin Futures: Natural resources, livelihoods, institutions and climate change in Myanmar’s Chindwin River Basin

Stockholm Environment Institute recently launched the Chindwin Futures book. SEI has been working for several years in the past to the work in Chindwin River Basin in general and leading to write this book with big support of Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI). What's ...

Integrated Flood Resilience Strategy for Yangon City 2021-2040

Background Myanmar's city of Yangon is the largest financial and commercial centre. It accounts for about 50% of the country's industrial capacity, and is the seat of education, art, culture, healthcare, tourism, research and development. Population growth and rapid urbanisation ...

River Water Level Dashboard

Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit - The dashboard is created by Myanmar Geoinformatics Society, shows updates on rising water levels in Myanmar's main river systems. Link to dashboard: https://themimu.info/river-water-alerts