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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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Some 89 river terns researched in 2018

​03 May 18 - Some 89 river terns, one of the endangered species, were researched in 2018. According to the IUCN Red List, some 101 river terns and 29 nests were recorded in 2017 along Chindwin River and Ayeyawady River. In 2018, the number of river terns increased remarkably. Some 89 river terns, 23...
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In rural Myanmar, more frequent and intense droughts affecting local livelihoods

In the dry and arid central region of Myanmar, climate risks mean more intense and longer dry spells and frequent droughts. Village communities mostly eke out a living growing peanuts and sesame and raising livestock. But as water for drinking and farming gets scarce, many communities are coping by ...
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30 Myanmar roofed turtles released in upper Chindwin River

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 15 March 2018 ​Some 30 Myanmar roofed turtles, a critically endangered species, have been released into the upper Chindwin River, Kani District, Sagaing Region. The roofed turtles have been released into the compound that was built inside the Chind...
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Biodiversity conservation project in Chindwin River to kick off next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 12 March 2018 ​A research study under the project of mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Chindwin River Basin will be officially launched on 1 April in three townships along the river, said Daw Khin Ohnma Htway, Director of Myanmar Envi...
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Abnormally low Chindwin River flows plays havoc with river traffic

Source: Eleven Media Date: 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 ...
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Riverbank erosion poses hurdle to rural development

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 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 ...
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Vice President inspects airport, road, water infrastructure projects in Chin State

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 4 February, 2018 ​Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected regional development works in Falam and Haka yesterday, stressing the importance of updated infrastructure in fostering national growth. Vice President U Henry Van Thio, accompanied by Union Min...
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Ks. 5,000 million worth for water supply project in Falam

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 30 January 2018 ​Installation of water pipelines and construction of water tanks are being executed to supply sufficient drinking water for locals in Falam, Chin State. The project is being developed at a cost of Ks. 5,000 million from the government bud...
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Water quality research in Chindwin River extended one more year

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 29 January, 2018 ​ To get more accurate and thorough details about the water quality of the Chindwin River, which flows through the Sagaing Region, research will be continued one more year, said Dr Win Maung, chairperson of Myanmar Environment Institute ...
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Ayeyarwady dolphin dies from head injury

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 15 January, 2018 ​ An Ayeyarwady dolphin, an endangered species, died from a head injury last Wednesday near Aung Chan Thar village in Katha township, Sagaing Region. "The dolphin was a male. There was a hole in the dolphin's head with a stick inside. We are investigating...
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