Ayeyarwady Decision Support System and Basin Master Plan

11 April 18 - DHI has just signed the contract for the World Bank funded project " Development of the Ayeyarwady Decision Support System and Basin Master Plan " in Myanmar where DHI in collaboration with Mott Macdonald and ICEM will develop and implement the Ayeyarwady Basin DSS and the Ayeyarw...
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Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presented

​ Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – March 9, 2018: Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presented As Myanmar develops, pressure on the country's rivers is increasing. With limited data available to inform management decisions, sustainable development of these key national resources is challenging. In re...
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Conservationists halve area set aside for dolphin project

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 4 April 2018 Photo: Google ​ The Ayeryarwady dolphin conservation team has reduced its planned conservation area for the endangered species due to a lack of human and financial resources, said U Han Win, chief of the Ayeyarwady dolphin conservation team of the Fisheries D...
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Flight or fight

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 3 April 2018 ​ Birdwatchers battle to save Paleik Lake, a haven for water birds Every year scores of birds flock to Paleik Lake, 14 kilometres east of Mandalay, where they sojourn for up to two months before continuing thousands of kilometers north or south in search of b...
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Drinking water project to benefit 700 villagers

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 27 March, 2018 ​ The Township Rural Development Department has implemented the earthen lake construction project to supply drinking water to some 125 households in the summer. The project will directly benefit some 700 residents in Hsihsongon Village, Ta...
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Myanmar's river dolphins and fishermen double down on unique relationship, as fish stocks dwindle

Source: abc Date: 12 March 2018 ​ As dawn breaks across the Ayeyarwady River, the rubbery silhouettes of fins break the surface. The dolphins that we expected to find half an hour down river have appeared on our doorstep, playing just meters from a riverside teashop, almost as if they overheard us t...
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13 townships in Mandalay to get water supply during summer

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 12 March 2018 ​According to the Rural Development Department, 13 townships in Mandalay will be provided with water supply during the summer. Safe drinking water is a nationwide priority. In the future, more drinking water supply will be based on pi...
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Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​ Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV For a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled ...
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Erosion prevention work under way along banks of Ayeyarwady River

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 March, 2018 ​ To solve the problem with erosion of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems is carrying out a renovation project. The project will be funded by the Union government or regional government ...
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WaterWorx in Mandalay: Sustainable access to drinking water in Myanmar Water Sector

Introduction  Following the recent news that Dutch company Vitens-Evides International (VEI) is going help Mandalay to improve its water supply system, we talked to VEI's project manager, Adriaan Ruijmschoot, about this initiative, called WaterWorX. In this interview, Adriaan talks about WaterW...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives govt an answer on dams and mega projects

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 March 2018 ​ "Some developers seek to apply the law by doing projects to international standards, while others cut corners and try to do as little as possible." A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives the Myanmar government an answer to Myitsone and other c...
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Mandalay to spend over K35m for drinking water in 72 villages

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 28 February, 2018 ​ Over K35 million (US$26,157) will be spent to ensure potable water supply for 72 villages in 13 townships in Mandalay Region during the coming summer months, the chief of the regional Rural Development Department said. He said about K35.6 million w...
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Conservation of the Ayeyawady Dolphins

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 26 February, 2018 ​ By Ko Ba (Kathar) There are 31 species of dolphins found in the world; 27 are oceanic, and 5 are river dolphins. Those who inhabit the ocean dwell in saltwater but those living in rivers, are adapted to freshwater. These numbers are c...
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Survey finds seven new Ayeyarwady dolphins

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 20 February, 2018 ​ Authorities have found another seven Ayeyarwady dolphins, an indication that the mammal's population is growing and conservation programmes to protect them are successful. U Han Win, who is in charge of the Ayeyarwady Dolphins Conservation team, to...
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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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