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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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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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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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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Enhancing Navigability of the Ayeyarwady for River Transport in Myanmar

Enhancing Navigability of the Ayeyarwady for River Transport in Myanmar by Alwin Commandeur, Royal HaskoningDHV at World Water Day 2018, NayPyiTaw, Myanmar The navigational challenges in Ayeyarwady river, evaluated solutions and preliminary and detailed engineering design phase are included in the p...
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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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Fishy business in Ayeyarwady as industry reforms scuppered

Source: Frontier Myanmar Date: 19 February 2018 ​The recent resignation of a minister in Ayeyarwady Region has cast doubt on the future of fisheries industry reforms, under which leases were taken off local investors and given to groups of fishermen. By HEIN KO SOE | FRONTIER Photos NYEIN SU WAI KYA...
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Urban Delta Seminar Executive Summary Integrated Ayeyarwady Delta Strategy(IADS)- Phase A Final Draft

This final draft report of IADS phase A was shared during urban delta seminar on 14 February 2018. English version and Burmese version are included.     Download PDF File Here

Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept Summary

The summary of "Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept" was presented at the Urban Delta Seminar which was organized by Embassy of the Kingdoms of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regional Government on 14 February 2018 by Michael Bonte Grapentin, Senior Disaster ...
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JICA helps 5000 houses in Sagaing get water

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 14 February, 2018 Photo from Google ​ A project financed by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has started pumping water from the Ayeyarwady River to over 5000 households in Sagaing Region, said U Win Naing, chair of Sagaing City Development...
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Fisheries Department, WCS to conduct research on Ayeyawady dolphins

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 10 February, 2018 The Fisheries Department and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of Myanmar will conduct a survey and research on the activities of Ayeyawady dolphins from Mandalay to Bhamo in Ayeyawady river on 6 February. The trip is scheduled to...
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Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management, Myanmar

The datasets needed for informed evidence-based decision making in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar, have historically been dispersed across several agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the HydroInformatics Centre (HI...
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Principles for Environmental Flows in Myanmar

The economic value of six key ecosystem services in the Ayeyarwady Basin - agriculture, transport, fisheries, water supply, biodiversity and ecotourism - is estimated in the range of USD 2.5 to USD 6.9 billion per annum (between 3-9% of total GDP for 2016). In building this assessment with colleague...
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Ayeyarwady River navigation project to start in February

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 22 January, 2018 Construction work will begin in February as part of the Ayeyarwady River Navigation Enhancement Plan from Mandalay to Nyaung-U. The construction is one of three focuses of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), which will b...
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