Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar: Water usage and introduction to water quality criteria for lakes and rivers in Myanmar Preliminary report

​Created by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). The purpose of the report is to present some first recommendation for the development of Myanmar ecological quality criteria using the system of the EU Water Framework Directive (EU WFD) as baseline, with main focus on the characterization and classification processes. As bac...
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Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar: Assessing ecological status in Inlay Lake Preliminary report

Created by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). The report is one of the deliverables of the project Integrated water resources management – Institutional building and training.  The  main purpose of the report has been to achieve improved knowledge about aquatic biodiversity and water chemistry in  Inlay Lake, and to give ...
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Unexpected thunderstorm hits Yangon

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 4 April 2018  ​Thunderstorms, lightning, isolated heavy rainfall, and gale-force winds hit Yangon yesterday, knocking down trees, ripping off roofs, causing power outages and dropping temperatures. "The strong wind hit for 20 minutes. It blew out things from shops," said a vendor in Bota...
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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 breeding grounds. Every year, dozens of birdwatcher...
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Insights of Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP) Water in the City workshop

​On the 22nd of March 2018, World Water Day , The Water Agency (TWA) initiated the first Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP) workshop in Yangon at the beautiful and authentic building of Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT). During Piet Filet's visit to Yangon in January, local stakeholders were inspired by the Flood Community of Practice that is ...
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Cooperation from INGOs, NGOs welcomed for ecosystem revamp

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 21 March 2018 Photo: Google ​As part of efforts to conserve Myanmar's ecosystem, the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry has initiated discussions with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to obtain funds from the Green Climate Fund. Today we are all fairly clear abo...
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Biodiversity conservation project in Chindwin River to kick off next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 12 March 2018 ​A research study under the project of mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Chindwin River Basin will be officially launched on 1 April in three townships along the river, said Daw Khin Ohnma Htway, Director of Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI). The research programme wi...
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Consideration for Myanmar(Country level) Action from Integrated Water Resources Management Perspective

​Presented by Dr. Zaw Lwin Tun, Director of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on World Water Day 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. It explains two facts of Yangon Declaration from certain point of view: Sound Water Cycle Management and Governance and Inclusive Development.   ...
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Lessons Learnt from Taung Thaman Lake Water Pollution

Lessons Learnt from Taung Thaman Lake Water Pollution by U Maung Maung Oo, Natural Green at World Water Day 2018, NayPyiTaw, Myanmar. The presentation highlighted the causes of water pollution in Taung Thaman Lake, the current situation of Taung Thaman lake water quality and the collapse of ecosystem of the lake.   Download PDF File Here

Technology key to green growth

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 February, 2018 ​ In the past 20 years, rapid economic growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion has reduced poverty and brought prosperity to many of its 420 million people. Much of the growth has relied on natural resources, which generate up to half of total wealth in some subregional countries. But the "grow-now-cl...
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The Status of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Nationally Determined Contributions to Climate Actions in Myanmar

This report provides an assessment of the Status of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to Climate Actions in Myanmar conducted in late 2016-early 2017. It outlines what the MRV expectations are under the Paris Agreement, and reviews the basic principles and best practices of MRV of greenhouse ...
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