Disaster-prone Myanmar presses alert button as monsoon looms

​ ​ ​21 May 2018 -  Vice President U Henry Van Thio is a possessed man, running here and there, to check on the preparations of local governments in response to the perennial threats of the monsoon, which is just around the corner. The vice president, who is also chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, assured that he w...
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‘The tide was like a monster’

17 May 18 - A decade after the death and devastation of Cyclone Nargis, there's dissatisfaction over storm shelters in some of the worst-affected Ayeyarwady Delta villages. WHEN U Maung Kyin switched on his radio early on May 3, 2008, other residents of Pyinsalu village in Ayeyarwady Region's coastal Labutta Township gathered to listen to the ...
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India funds flood, earthquake warning systems in Myanmar

​ ​07 May 18 -  India has launched a flood and earthquake early warning systems in Myanmar aimed at helping the country mitigate the effects of natural calamities that affect millions of people every year. Vikram Misri, India's ambassador to Myanmar, inaugurated on Friday the New Delhi-financed project to develop the Long-Lead Flood Early Warn...
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‘The tide was like a monster’: Ten years after Nargis, delta remains vulnerable

​ 03 May 18 -  LABUTTA, Ayeyarwady Region – When U Maung Kyin switched on his radio early on May 3, 2008, other residents in his village of Pyinsalu gathered to listen to the news on the state-run channel, Myanma Athan. The government was saying that just one person had died in Labutta Township as a result of a cyclone the previous evening. "T...
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The geography of future water challenges

This publication shows that, without improved water management or adaptation to climate change, the global sustainability goals cannot be achieved. The report highlights the urgent need for an integrated approach to limiting climate- and water-related risks. Using maps and info-graphics, The geography of future water challenges shows the water-rela...
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YCDC Approves Reservoir Safety Plan for Controversial Mega Project

Source: The Irrawaddy  Date: 09 April 2018  ​ YANGON—The city's municipal body has given permission to the developer of a controversial high-rise project to implement its proposed safety measures for a reservoir next to the project site. Yangon City Development Committee gave the green light to Zaykabar Company, the developer of the Myaye...
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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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Flashfloods inundate downtown Yangon

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 4 April 2018 ​ Heavy rain flooded roads in Yangon on Tuesday during a thunderstorm, and the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said the country is entering the pre-monsoon period. Thunderstorms are likely to occur across the country, especially in the afternoon and evening, the weather bureau said. Lightning strikes...
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Flood Early Warning System

This presentation is presented by  Win Maw, Assistant Director of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology  on World Water Day 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. It includes ​Role and Responsibility of DMH Flood Monitoring and Forecasting System Flood Flood Forecasting Methods Future Plan for Requirements    Download PDF File Here

Towards a Sustainable Irrigation Development taking into account challenges and solutions for Droughts and Floods

This presentation is presented by Dr.Zaw Zaw Latt, Assistant Director of Hydrology Branch of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department on World Water Day 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. It includes ​Main Functions of IWUMD Development of Irrigation Facilities  Current Issues Flood Impacts and Drought Impacts Link to SDGs   Download PDF ...
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World Bank ready to support disaster-response efforts

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 24 February 2018 The World Bank stands ready to support Myanmar's efforts to help its people in times of disaster, said an official of the international financial institution. Ellen Goldstein, the bank's country director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, said World Bank projects in country will improve its ability to r...
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Myanmar: Embankment of Zarmani dam burts, flooding 30 squatter houses

Source: Asia News, 29th November 2017 NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - About 30 squatter houses were flooded when the embankment preventing sewage entering Zarmani dam in Thanlyin Township broke down yesterday morning, according to Irrigation Department from Southern District. "It isn't the dam that's broken, it is just the embankment," said K...
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Innovative rainfall measurement devices in tropical regions

Author Honingh, D.   Contributors Rutten, M. (mentor) Ten Veldhuis, M. (mentor) Abstracts In this thesis, the rain conditions of Yangon and Bago are studied. During the rainy season large rain quantities fall in a short period, which quite regularly causes major floods in Myanmar. The floods have a devastating impact on urban society, so it is...
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Flood Proof Myanmar

 Author Blom, J. Caminada, I. Colina Alonso, A. Nientker, G. Rijper, H. Stoop, N. Contributors Stive, M.J.F. (mentor) Rutten, M.M. (mentor) Pel, A.J. (mentor) Abstracts The objective of this research is to make a general framework, that when run through one can find a suitable measure to make a particular area in Myanmar flood proof. Myanmar s...
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50 villages & 1700 acres of land destroyed after Sedawgyi Dam overflows in Region

Source: mmtimes,19th October 2017 Heavy floods triggered by overflowing water at Sedawgyi Dam has devastated some 50 villages and also destroyed croplands. According to local villages, the incident that occurred on October 14 in Madaya township in Mandalay Region, was the worst flood to hit the area since 2010. More than 1,700 acres of land, cultiv...
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