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‘Our land is collapsing around us’: Ayeyarwady at risk from rampant sand mining

Irresponsible sand mining in the Ayeyarwady River is destroying the livelihoods of farmers and fishers and placing environmental stress on the nation's rice bowl. ​ By HEIN KO SOE and CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 16, about 250 residents of Thet Thit Kyun village tract in Bago Region sailed in...
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Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

11 Feb 19 - Source: Mizzima - The crack at a dam in Myanmar's Bago region poses no risk to public safety following several earthquakes that jolted Paukkaung, Bago region last year, Xinhua reported quoting an initial assessment of the Myanmar Dams National Committee. The crack at the earthen embankme...
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Piloting river basin management in the Bago Sub-basin, experiences and recommendations

The aim of the IWRM project has been to pilot the development of a coordinated River Basin Management Plan. The report presents the procedures applied and the experiences gained as part of this pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin during the period2015 - 2018. The report explains the basic principles f...
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Bago River Awareness Raising started gathering tons of audiences

​Public awareness and inclusiveness of local community are the characteristics of improvement signatures in building sustainable development. Besides, it is uneasy to make local people attractive to participate in one campaign. I reached out one of the public awareness campa...
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On-the-Job Training Program on Irrigation Asset Management, GIS begins

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -  An On-the-Job Training (OJT) program on Irrigation Asset Management and GIS is being conducted at the Irrigation Technology Center (ITC) Bago Township, from 12 to 17 November. The OJT is being jointly conducted by the Irrigation and Water Util...
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First phase of Integrated Water Resources Management in Bago sub-basin area

​ ​The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management has been defined by the Global Water Partnership in 2011. In term, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize eco...
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The River Basin Management Approach - A Pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin Area

​The  Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan was presented on 20 September, 2018. On behalf of NIVA, the Norwegian Institute for Water  Research, Ingrid Nesheim presented on how the project came into existence. The Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan bring...
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Water still covers lower areas of Taungoo

​7 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Taungoo – Water levels of Sittaung River in Taungoo and Bago River is swollen again for third time above its danger level on September 6, sources said. Staff Officer Myo Myint Aung from Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Taungoo district said, "The water le...
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Hswar Dam to restore water for summer paddy: irrigation minister

6 Sep 18 - ​ Hswar Dam, which inner wall of a spillway collapsed, will be restored water for summer paddy, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation during a press conference held at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on September 5. "The ministry will repair the dam...
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Seminar for dissemination of the Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan

On the 20 th of September, 2018, a seminar on the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan will be hosted in Bago. The aim of the open seminar is to present the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan by dissemination of a folder and a report. The Plan, which consists of an overview of the ecological status in the Sub...
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Four dead, three missing after Myanmar dam overflow

​1 Sep 18  - Mizzima  -  Floods from a dam breach in Central Myanmar has left four people dead and three missing, a ministry official confirmed Friday, the first casualties reported two days after a portion of the levee collapsed from heavy monsoon rains. The deceased were three men a...
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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

​31 Aug 18 - SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar (Reuters) - As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. The disaster spotlights safety concerns...
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More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails

29 Aug 18 - Reuters - ​IN KYIN KONE, Myanmar (Reuters) - More than 50,000 people have evacuated their homes in central Myanmar after part of a dam failed on Wednesday, inundating communities and damaging a bridge on a major highway, officials said. The incident spotlights safety concerns a...
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Myanmar dam breach floods town, two villages; blocks highway -fire dept

29 Aug 18 - ​ YANGON (Reuters) - Water breached a dam in central Myanmar on Wednesday, flooding a nearby town and two villages as well as a highway connecting the country's three most important cities, Yangon, Mandalay, and the capital Naypyitaw, the fire department said on its Facebook page. T...
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Floods continue to occur in lower areas of Bago

​28 Aug 18 -  Floods are continuing to occur in lower areas of Bago as water level in Bago River had overflowed for more than a month, sources said. Source: Eleven Myanmar Water level in Bago River increased for the second time starting from July 19 and some lower areas of Bago such as Zaing (s...
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