Conserving biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar

How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and policy? Where are the policy gaps?  Source: sei.org Given Myanmar's rapid economic development in recent years, the Chindwin Basin faces unplanned and unmanaged changes occur­rin...
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Photo story: A journey down Myanmar’s Chindwin River

​Source -The Third Poles - Local communities in the remote region rely on the river and its biodiversity for their food, fuel and livelihoods, resources that are increasingly under threat. The Chindwin Basin is rich in biodiversity, with almost 47% still under forest cover. Originating in the l...
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Monywa-Homalin water route stops operation due to sandbanks in Chindwin River

​15 Oct 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A water transport route between Monywa and Homalin in Sagaing Region has ceased operating as sandbanks are forming in the Chindwin River, according Inland Water Transport. The transport route jointly launched by Inland Water Transport and a private company st...
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Shwebo drought leaves farmers in trouble, kills plants

​11 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Shwebo District in Sagaing Region has been hit by a untimely drought causing difficulty with monsoon paddy growing while outright leading some plantations to wither and die, according to local sources. In the district, the areas without access to a dam that have t...
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Feasibility study underway for a transportation in Chindwin River

​10 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar - A feasibility study will be made for construction of ships and transportation in Chindwin River with the help from Netherland Government, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Under the Netherland Government's Develop 2 Build Project, a grant a...
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Chindwin River Basin Scenario

​ If I were a storyteller to the future generation about Chindwin River Basin, I would have started to explain about the Chindwin River, wouldn't I? I got the story after interviewing with Than Htway Lwin from Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI). She gave me documents and reports related to biod...
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Chindwin River Basin Organization (Chindwin RBO)

The Chindwin RBO is envisaged to serve as a mechanism for integrated water resources management, ensuring environmentally and socially sustainable  development in this vital river basin.   The Chindwin River is the biggest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. The health of the...
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Biodiversity Assessment and Media Training Workshop in Monywa

​From August 15-17, a biodiversity assessment and media training workshop was held in Monywa. The training program was focused on communicating on development, biodiversity and livelihoods in the Chindwin River Basin. Endorsed by Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) and M...
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Floods damage over 200,000 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago

​11 August 18 -  Floods destroyed over 200,000 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago region, according to the figures from Myanmar Agriculture Service (Bago). In the last week of late July, floods hit 494,681 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago region due to the rising water levels at Sittoung, Shwegy...
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Water rises in Chindwin River

​9 August 18 -  The water level in Chindwin River has exceeded the danger level in Monywa Township, said an official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Sagaing Region. He said preventive measures have been activated to minimize adverse effects on the residents in the area. "The...
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Impact story: Improving water management, supporting local livelihoods

An SEI research project in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar is improving water quality monitoring and water resource management by helping to establish a new local institution to manage the river for all users. Failing water quality in the Chindwin The Chindwin River is the largest tributary of t...
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Hpakant flooding sweeps hundreds of houses in downtown wards

​3 July 18 -  Hundreds of houses situated in four downtown wards went under water after flooding yesterday in Hpakant and Lonekhin regions, Kachin State. The flooding is the highest record in 2018. As the bridges crossing Uru River in Lonekhin and Hpakant are in flood, the various organizations...
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Water purification plant to be built near Letpadaungtaung copper project

​2 July 18 -  Thailand and Myanmar will invest US$5 million to build a water purification plant near Letpadaungtaung copper mining project in Monywa, Sagaing Region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) in Sagaing Region.  " The investment vol...
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Stockholm Environmental Institute’s partnership with key Myanmar water agency to boost environmental research

SEI's partnership with Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) will strengthen research, capacity building and policy linkages on critical environmental issues in Myanmar . ​ SEI has signed an agreement with Myanmar's D...
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Monsoon to weaken by end of the week: forecaster

​14 June 18 -  The monsoon that resulted in floods in some areas of the country is forecast to weaken by the weekend, said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, director of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology on Wednesday. The department forecast over five inches of rain within 24 hours in Rakhine, Chin, Mag...
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