Indigenous understanding of Salween River key for biodiversity

Source: The Third Pole - By Saw John Bright - As the first part of COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity convenes, decision makers must recognise that free-flowing rivers are essential to Indigenous understanding of reality and the preservation of biodiversity. This week, governm...

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...

No help from junta as floods sweep southeastern Myanmar

Local aid groups and volunteers say they have led rescue efforts in Mon and Kayin states   28 July 2021 - Source: Myanmar Now - Junta-controlled authorities have offered no help as floods have inundated homes in southeastern Myanmar, leaving at least hundreds without shelter in the Mon State ca...

China’s Salween plans in limbo in post-coup Myanmar

8 June 2021 - Source: The Third Pole - The Third Pole explores how the military coup will affect Chinese-backed dams along Southeast Asia's last free-flowing river Plans for seven Chinese-built dams along the Salween River have been a source of friction for Myanmar and China for some time. Prior to ...

France's EDF says Myanmar dam project halted over coup

22 March 21 - Source: Bangkok Post - PARIS: An international consortium has suspended a $1.5-billion hydropower dam project in Myanmar in response to last month's military coup, consortium member Electricite de France, a French utility, said Sunday. Nearly 250 people are confirmed dead in protests s...

Hydrogeochemical and socio-hydrogeological assessment of the Inle Lake catchment (Southern Shan State Myanmar)

Since 2013, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department of Pavia University has been conducting an educational and research project in collaboration with the University of Mandalay (Myanmar), the second largest University in Myanmar. The project was initially funded through the Erasmus Mundus PA...

More Myanmar dams are running dry ahead of summer months

25 DEC 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - More dams in Myanmar that are supposed to irrigate farms and generate electricity are running low of water and likely to be of little use during the coming summer months. The latest to report low water level is the Myo Gyi dam in Ywarngan township in Shan S...

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...

Amid Tensions in Myanmar, An Indigenous Park of Peace Is Born

30 Nov 2020 - Source: Yale Environment 360 - BY FRED PEARCE - The Karen people of eastern Myanmar have long fought for autonomy over their lands. In a bold move, they have turned a war zone into a protected area that respects their cultural traditions and looks to save the Salween, one of ...

The company says that waste from pig farm does not get into the pond

22 Oct 2020 - Source: BNI - A company official explained and responded to the concerns of villagers on the contaminants from the French pig farm near Daw Klo Village in Deemawso Township that it had entered the paddy fields near the creek instead of the lake used by the locals. Dr. Pyae Phyo Ma...

ကရင်ပြည်နယ်မှ ရေမည်းများ၊ အဆိပ်သင့်ဝန်းကျင်မှ ပြည်သူ့ဘဝများ

ဤအစီအရင်ခံစာသည် ဘားအံမြို့နယ် မြိုင်ကလေးဒေသရှိ တန် ၄,၀၀၀ ဘိလပ်မြေစက်ရုံတွင် ကျောက်မီးသွေးလောင်စာ စတင်အသုံးပြုပြီးနောက်ပိုင်း ဒေသခံများအသက်ရှင်ရေးအတွက် နေ့စဥ်မှီခိုနေရသော ရေအရင်းအမြစ်များ အရည်အသွေးပြောင်းလဲခြင်း၊ ဒေသခံများ၏ ကျန်းမာရေးဆိုင်ရာခံစားနေရခြင်းနှင့် လူမှုစီးပွားရေးကျဆင်းခြင်းတို့ကို ၂၀၁၉ခုန...

Fixing Mawlamyine’s water woes

21 Oct 2020 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - Most residents in the country's fifth-largest city continue to rely on poor-quality water sources in the absence of a reliable government distribution system, but work is already underway on a major upgrade with international support. In 2009, U Thein Hl...

Is Our Inle Lake Healthy? - Thoughts of Inle lake ecosystem

In this article, you will find out the current situations of Inle lake ecosystem and its environmental challenges, and why Inle lake is needed to be saved. Back in August, I was volunteering as a language teacher in a village called Le Pyin Taung which is near the Inle lake and luckily I have got a ...

MAPPING MYANMAR’S FREE-FLOWING RIVERS _ ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT AND FUTURE IMPACTS OF DAM-INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ON RIVER CONNECTIVITY

Myanmar has two of the globally most intact tropical river systems - the Salween and the Irrawaddy - which are also in one of the most biodiversity-rich regions of the world. The value of these free-flowing rivers is of fundamental importance to the regional biodiversity, the economy of the country,...