Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 23 February 2018​Conservationists have expressed grave concern over the deterioration of the country's wetlands mainly due to pollution, converting them to farmland and climate change.Daw Thiri Dae We Aung, programme manager of the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation ...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 24 February 2018The World Bank stands ready to support Myanmar's efforts to help its people in times of disaster, said an official of the international financial institution.Ellen Goldstein, the bank's country director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, said World Bank pr...
Source: Eleven MediaDate: 19 February 2018​A decrease in the flow of the Chindwin River has caused ships to be unable to dock at Mawleik jetty, while locals are concerned that they have insufficient water for their own transportation.The Chindwin River experiences reduced water flow ever year as sum...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 20 February, 2018​Authorities have found another seven Ayeyarwady dolphins, an indication that the mammal's population is growing and conservation programmes to protect them are successful.U Han Win, who is in charge of the Ayeyarwady Dolphins Conservation team, told T...
Source: Frontier MyanmarDate: 19 February 2018 ​The recent resignation of a minister in Ayeyarwady Region has cast doubt on the future of fisheries industry reforms, under which leases were taken off local investors and given to groups of fishermen.By HEIN KO SOE | FRONTIERPhotos NYEIN SU WAI KYAW S...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 16 February, 2018​Riverbank erosion is becoming a major challenge to rural development in Myanmar because it damages not only people's homes but also their livelihoods, according to the Department of Disaster Management.The agency noted that bank erosions on major rive...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 14 February, 2018​The SEZ responded that the new process has involved consultations with more than 300 stakeholders.An international non-governmental organisation has accused a recently launched complaint process in Thilawa of violating human rights norms, whereas deve...
The summary of "Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept" was presented at the Urban Delta Seminar which was organized by Embassy of the Kingdoms of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regional Government on 14 February 2018 by Michael Bonte Grapentin, Senior Disaster ...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 15 February, 2018​A Strategic Environmental Assessment prior to ESIA is "a tangible step the NLD can take to avoid another Myitsone scenario", the ICJ said.THE committee charged with implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State announced...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 15 February, 2018​Illegal bottled water manufacturers are giving legitimate bottlers in Mandalay Region unfair competition, said Ma Su, chair of the Myanmar Drinking Water Entrepreneurs Association.Ma Su said that only about 200 of the more than 6000 bottled water manu...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 14 February, 2018Photo from Google​A project financed by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has started pumping water from the Ayeyarwady River to over 5000 households in Sagaing Region, said U Win Naing, chair of Sagaing City Development Com...
Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 10 February, 2018The Fisheries Department and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of Myanmar will conduct a survey and research on the activities of Ayeyawady dolphins from Mandalay to Bhamo in Ayeyawady river on 6 February. The trip is scheduled to t...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 9 February, 2018​One year after part of the Mottama Gulf was declared a wetland site of international importance under UNESCO's Ramsar Convention, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) is trying to get the entire gulf included under the designati...
Source: Water OnlineDate: 9 February, 2018Photo- Google​This is part of an agreement signed in September 2016 with Tobishima Cooperation for the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at 1.797 billion yen to enhance the water supply systems in Mandalay with the installation of new p...
The datasets needed for informed evidence-based decision making in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar, have historically been dispersed across several agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the HydroInformatics Centre (HI...