The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA)

6 July 2018 ( Updated) -  ​ The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) is one of the major knowledge outputs of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project prepared by Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC). SOBA is an integrated environmental, social and economic analysis of past and present condition and trends in ...
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Training Course of Ecosystem Services Training

​This training course is from ecosystem services training,  jointly organized by Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia (GWP-SEA), Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) and Myanmar Water Partnership in Irrigation Technology Center (ITC).  Teaching Stuff ​Dr. Erik de Ruijter van Steveninck ​ ​IHE Delft, ...
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Impact story: Improving water management, supporting local livelihoods

An SEI research project in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar is improving water quality monitoring and water resource management by helping to establish a new local institution to manage the river for all users. Failing water quality in the Chindwin The Chindwin River is the largest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. One of the major sustainable ...
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Water purification plant to be built near Letpadaungtaung copper project

​2 July 18 -  Thailand and Myanmar will invest US$5 million to build a water purification plant near Letpadaungtaung copper mining project in Monywa, Sagaing Region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) in Sagaing Region.  " The investment volume is $5 million. Myanmar is going to build a pla...
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Concern voiced over industrial pollution of Myanmar’s Hlaing River

23 June 18 - Lab in-charge Dr. Aye Aye Win from Green Land Organization said that there was high content of iron in Hlaing River near Hlinetharyar and Shwepyithar industrial zones because of waste water released from these zones. "We found a high content of iron in the river water. And it is very muddy and contains a high level of siltati...
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Masonry training so communities can build sanitary latrines in Myanmar

​20 June  18 -  Our team in Myanmar has been partnering with villages in Maubin township in southwest Myanmar for years. Many communities here are flood-prone and face deep poverty, so our team has helped them prepare for and mitigate flooding, improve child nutrition and improve sanitation in schools and at home. To further this work, we...
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"I thought the training would be easy. But …"

​20 June 18 -  To continue helping villages in Maubin Township in Southwest Myanmar, the CWS team once again worked with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (www.cawst.org) further strengthen sanitation in flood-prone villages where CWS has been partnering with families for several years to help them affordably improve sa...
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Myanmar developer Dagon adds more agribusiness to its diet

​18 June 18 -  Dagon International will develop an industrial park here dedicated to food processing, the Myanmar conglomerate's leaders told Nikkei on Thursday, tapping agribusiness in an effort to diversify beyond the core real estate segment. "In Myanmar, food factories are located in so many places lacking in internationally acceptable hyg...
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Resilient Water Services Video Contest

​Dear Young Water Professional,  Would you like to contribute to the realization of resilient water services in a creative way? And are you interested in the possibility to join the World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm as a guest speaker? Then this message is for you!  As you might know already, water and sanitation systems heavily depend o...
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Businesses should reduce plastic use to secure a greener, better Myanmar

​05 June 18  -  Today is the World Environment Day and this year the theme is "Beat Plastic Pollution". Businesses in the country need to take concrete steps to help achieve a greener, cleaner Myanmar. Plastic pollution is not an abstract concept. This year alone, global manufacturers will produce an estimated 360 million tonnes of plasti...
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Environmentalists wage war against plastic trash

4 June 18 - An estimated 200 tonnes of plastic waste is being dumped in the country's waterways every day, causing serious harm to the environment, environmentalists warned. Friedor Jeske, an expert in solid waste management with long experience in Myanmar, said the amount of plastic waste in the country has tripled since last year. He urged p...
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Cleaner production project for food and beverages to be launched

​31 May 18 -  World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC), are launching Tha Bar Wa, a cleaner production project for the food and beverage (F&B) industry in Myanmar, according to a statement. Tha Bar Wa is...
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Wrap up of Myanmar Community of Practice

28 May 18 - The Water Agency has launched the first Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP), collaborated with YCDC engineering department of water and sanitation on 24 May 2018. Over 50 participants from various organization, including YCDC, MWP, NEPS, MMU, WWF, Wateraid and Myanmar Koei joined this workshop. The CoP ...
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Myanmar’s Inle Lake: an ecosystem fighting to survive

17 May 18 -  Since 6 am Myint Soe and his son have been fishing aboard their long-tail boat. It looks as though it's been a good morning – between their feet lie about 30 fish of a kilo or less in weight, valued, he says, at about 30,000 kyat or €18. Soe is using net traps to catch Inle and common carp and says he will stay out on the lake unt...
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Environmentalists dissatisfied with water management study

​16 May 18 -  Environmentalists and non government groups were dissatisfied with the results of water management and environmental impact assessment (EIA) performance project in the country's waterways. A three-year project was conducted from June 2015 to May 2018 by the Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation Ministry, the Mandalay Ci...
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