13 July 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement along with governmental officials from Kachin State provided relief aids to flood victims in Kachin State yesterday. The flood water from the Ayeyawady inundated low-lying are...
13 July 2020 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Low-lying wards in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, are flooded as the water level of Ayeyawady River has reached 1,046 cm after the incessant heavy downpours in northern Myanmar. On 12 July, the natural disaster preparedness committee evacuated 107 popu...
10 July 2020 - Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar The number of people displaced by river bank erosion has increased this year in Magway Region when compared to that of last year, according to the Disaster Management Department. Although only about 200 households were displaced by the river ban...
01 July 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Five Ayeyawady dolphins including a one-month-old baby dolphin were found dead within six months in the Ayeyawady River along with Mandalay– Bhamo, according to the Endangered Species Conservation Division under the Fisheries Department. "Fiv...
28 JUN 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - With the cultivation mainly done through irrigation system in Kyaukse township in Mandalay region, a total of 56,207 acres of monsoon paddy will be grown in Kyaukse township whereas 41,972 acres of the same will be grown in Singaing township.&...
21 June 2020 - Source: CTN News "We have never seen water color changes like this before. This is the first time I have ever seen the water red. We don't know what China has done!" Environmentalist have raised alarms in Myanmar after the water of the Shweli River separating China and the Shan State ...
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...
Mandalay's water is not only the cheapest in Myanmar, but it also has some of the lowest tariffs in South East Asia. There have been attempts to rectify this.  In brief, this paper describes: Governments must ensure access to water for all citizens as it is a right with far reaching social, pol...
14 MAY 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Myanmar Maritime Police Force in Mandalay Region has impounded 18 fishing boats for illegal electrofishing in the Ayeyarwady River so far this year, a senior officer said. Police Major Myo Ko Ko said that as of May 12, the maritime police had seized 18 ...
​20 April 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is planning to build new port terminals with financial assistance from the Japanese Government, minister U Thant Sin Maung said. Myanmar has nine ports located in Yangon Region, Ayeyarwaddy Region, Mon St...
​2 APRIL 2020 - Source: Burma News International - While thorough handwashing has been proven as an effective strategy to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State's camps say that the current water shortage prevents them from being able...
​16 March 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Forest Department wants to upgrade an island in Ayeyarwady Region that is a nesting site for sea turtles from its current status as a protected area to a Ramsar Site. A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the R...
29 Feb 20 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Due to warmer temperatures in the summer, droughts and depleting water supply will likely become more common in Myanmar. The water crisis in rural areas every summer highlights the need for better urban planning and management. Last year, the number ...
28 FEB 2020 - Source: The Australian Water Partnership - The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting an Environmental Flows (e-flows) project in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River Basin (ARB), with the objective of developing an e-flows policy framework for its adoption. There are many fl...
20 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Mandalay Disaster Response Team has joined forces with other charitable groups in northern Myanmar to strengthen its ability to respond to emergencies in the region and neighbouring areas. The organisation was formed in 2016 with members of more than 20 charit...