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

Myanmar Flood Monitoring Dashboard

Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit - The UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) dashboard uses Sentinel-1 radar satellite data to provide projections of likely flood-affected areas using Artificial Intelligence model. Users can select the time period of interest to view Inundated areas...

133 of 235 dams in Myanmar have less storage water

06 Jan 2021 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Of 235 dams across Myanmar, 133 have less storage water, but only one has stopped generating electricity, said Myint Soe, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department. "This year, less water flowed to those dams. There are ...

National Environmental Policy of Myanmar

Myanmar is blessed with diverse ecosystems, rich biodiversity and bountiful natural resources. The health of these ecosystems is essential for the country's development and the people's wellbeing, given that all economic and social sectors depend on its natural capital. Yet many of our country's nat...

Three killed in tropical storm Noul

22 Sep 2020 - Source: Mizzima - Three people have been killed with over 220 houses destroyed by strong wind, heavy rain and tidal waves due to the tropical storm Noul in three regions of Myanmar in the past four days, an official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told...

Licences to be issued for offshore fishing vessels

16 Sep 2020 - Source: Global News Light of Myanmar - Starting from 2020-2021 financial year's fishing season, the Fisheries Department has been issuing the licences in time to the offshore fishing vessels so that the latter can leave for the sea, according to the Fisheries Department.The staff ...

Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar

This chapter outlines the status of hydropower development in Myanmar. In absence of a hydropower policy or plan in Myanmar, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) will assess the existing hydropower plants and planned projects in the major river basins and sub-basins. The analysis firstly cov...

Rising sea levels put Myanmar's villages on frontline of climate change

27 Feb 20 - Source: BAGO, Myanmar (Reuters) - Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar's southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of Mottama that eroded its banks. ​ Eventually, the 1,500 residents of Ta Dar U had to accept t...

Gulf of Mottama Wetland more than triples in size as newest Ramsar site

03 Feb 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Gulf of Mottama Wetland conservation area has been expanded from 42,500 hectares to 161,030 hectares after its adjacent area was declared the sixth Ramsar Site in Myanmar on Sunday. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance u...

Conservationists to conduct census of migratory birds in Myanmar wetlands

06 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Conservationists are set to conduct next week a census of migratory birds taking refuge in the country's wetlands to escape the biting winter in their natural habitats. Daw Thiri Dawei Aung, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association's (BANCA) managing direc...

Disasters in 2019 highlight need for comprehensive mitigation programme

Myanmar can't escape from natural hazards, with earthquakes, landslides and floods claiming lives and destroying billions of kyat in property and crops. 20 Dec 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - People here are no strangers to earthquakes, with several destructive tremors shaking the country every year. T...

Government closely monitors Bago wetlands

25 Nov 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government is closely monitoring a wetlands in Bago Region that irrigates nearby farmland and serves as a refuge for migratory birds, a Forest Department official said. Department officials are checking the water quality in the Moeyungyi wetlands, which is one...

Introduction of second phase: Myanmar – Norway Environmental Programme

27 NOV 2019 - Myanmar-Norway Bilateral Environmental Programme is the collaboration between Myanmar authorities, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Norwegia...

Monsoon death toll reaches 91, 65 injured

05 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Strong winds, heavy rain, flash floods and landslides brought about by the monsoon season that started on June 25 have killed 91 people, and injured another 65, the Disaster Management Department said on Wednesday. More than 200,000 people have been displaced by f...

Heavy rain causes damages to roads, houses in Natalin

02 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Heavy rain caused floods damaging roads, bridges and houses in the vicinity of Taung Nyo dam in the east of Natalin Township, Tharyarwaddy District, Bago Region.The floods left damage worth of over K42 millions and houses affecting 50 people in the t...