Community River Health Monitoring - Ayeyarwady and Thanlwin River: Baseline Survey

Project -  The Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MHRI) project focuses on Myanmar's two iconic rivers: the  Ayeyarwady, a "working river" at the heart of Myanmar's national prosperity; and the Thanlwin, a  transboundary river with large potential for development, shared with China an...
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Navigation aids to install along Mandalay-Nyaung U waterway

9 August 18 - In order to safely travel of vessels along Mandalay-Nyaung U waterway, advanced navigation aids will be installed in the last week of August according to Department of Water Resources and Improvement of Rive System. The Ayeyawaddy Integrated Basin Managemnt Project Consultation (A...
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Water rises in Chindwin River

​9 August 18 -  The water level in Chindwin River has exceeded the danger level in Monywa Township, said an official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Sagaing Region. He said preventive measures have been activated to minimize adverse effects on the residents in the area. "The...
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Getting to know about River Navigability

 This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. ​ We have visited DWIR for the group assignment of student engagement day. We have discussed about their organization, how they are working and what they are challenging in their field. We have...
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Introducing Free-Flowing Rivers Methodology in Myanmar

​ On 12 th of July 2018, World Wildlife Fund Myanmar (WWF – Myanmar) organized a Free-Flowing Rivers Workshop in Yangon. Free-Flowing Rivers can be quoted when they are connected in four following ways. 1 .  Longitudinally , a river should be connected between upstream and downstream. 2.  ...
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New-design concrete wall to protect banks against erosion

​16 July 18 - The Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (Mandalay Region) said it has built retaining walls in Amarapura and Ngazun townships in Mandalay Region using a new design for the first time. The department carried out 19 projects to sustainably protect river ba...
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Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan, National Water Resources Committee and World Bank’s Support: Bankable or Non-bankable?

​On July 2, Bangladesh's The Independent newspaper reported that the World Bank had stopped approving projects for Myanmar as part of international moves to pressure Nay Pyi Taw regarding the issues in Rakhine State. The story quoted Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith after his meeting with Worl...
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Ayeyarwady Futures Partnership (AFP) Ensuring the sustainability of development in the Ayeyarwady River Basin in Myanmar

Myanmar is undergoing rapid socio-economic transformation in which old institutions are undergoing changes and many new ones are being created. This has created a need for urgent action, as well as a window of opportunity, for substantially improving how river basins are governed. A new National Wat...
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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 ana...
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Involvement of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in AIRBM - An interview with Dr. Lai Lai Aung

The Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) project has started in September 2015, with aid from World Bank ($100 million). It supports Myanmar to develop the institutions and tools for water resource management and implementation of integrated river basin management in the Ayeyarwady B...
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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 t...
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Myanmar from Space, a different perspective

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is a European Space Agency (ESA) initiative towards making satellite data useful for sustainable development projects. A key objective for EO4SD is to empower users with the ability to leverage Earth Observation data and services in an independen...
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Hpakant flooding sweeps hundreds of houses in downtown wards

​3 July 18 -  Hundreds of houses situated in four downtown wards went under water after flooding yesterday in Hpakant and Lonekhin regions, Kachin State. The flooding is the highest record in 2018. As the bridges crossing Uru River in Lonekhin and Hpakant are in flood, the various organizations...
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Rivers may swell pass danger levels during July

​2 July 18  -  During the month of July, water level in 12 Rivers may swell well over danger levels according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Chindwin River during July exceed dangerous water level once in Khamti, Homalin, Phaungpyin, Mawleik, Kalaywa, Minkin, kani and Mo...
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Ayeyawady river water level falls from over 1,000cm at Mandalay harbour

27 June 18 - The level of the Ayeyawady River at Mandalay harbour has declined slightly after a rapid rise during the monsoon, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. The water level reached 1,034cm on 24 June. On the morning of 26 June, the level was at 992cm, down 42cm ...
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