Sluice gates help produce 7,500 acres of paddy in delta

​The construction of five sluice gates on an island between two rivers in the Ayeyawady Region has created 7,500 acres of seawater-free land on which monsoon, as well as summer paddy, can be cultivated.  The unit-9 of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department has been building sluice gates on five islands formed between ...
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Lien AID plans more clean water projects in remote rural Myanmar

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 23 March 2018 ​ Singapore's Lien AID has been improving the health and well-being of remote communities in Asia by providing potable water and sanitation since 2006. The charity has been able to mobilise funds and technical skills to be able to deliver drinking water and sanitation services to 2800 villages, 270 scho...
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Enhancing Water Security in the Urbanizing Ayeyarwady Delta Region

At the Seminar on Resilient Urban Delta Development, organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regional Government, Dr. Zaw Lwin Tun  Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) presented the "Enhancing Water...
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Resilient Urban Delta Development

U Than Soe, Director of the Department of Disaster Management Ministry of Social Welfares Ayeyarwady Region Presented the Actions and Plans Water related Disaster and Challenges Suggestions at the Resilient Urban Delta Seminar, organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regional Government ...
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Delta Macro: Rivers and Estuaries

Delta Macro: Rivers and Estuaries By Willem Mak, Department International Development Netherlands Enterprise Agency Government of the Netherlands The presentation was presented at  Urban Delta Seminar, organized by Embassy of the Kingdoms of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regional Government and it was about the Del...
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Setting the Knowledge Agenda for Water Security in the Urbanizing Ayeyarwady Delta

U Aung Myo Khaing, Director of Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems(DWIR) presented the "Setting the Knowledge Agenda for Water Security in the Urbanizing Ayeyarwady Delta" on the Urban Delta Seminar (14 February 2018), organized by Embassy of the Kingdoms of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regi...
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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 Risk Management Specialist from the World Bank. It...
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AIRBM Master Plan to be completed by 2020

Source: mmtimes, 18th October 2017 The final draft for the Ayeyawaddy Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) project, one of the major projects under a research and development program by the National Water Resources Committee led by vice-president U Henry Van Thio, has been received. A Master Plan is expected to be released in early 2020, said ...
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Rivers are invaluable to South East Asia

​Source: mmtimes, 26th October2017 How many different ways can you measure a river? By its length and how many countries it passes through? The volume of water flowing along its course? The number of species it supports? Perhaps the most important – and largely overlooked – measure of a river is its value to the economy and wellbeing of a nation, a...
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WWF-Myanmar study aims for sustainable use of Ayeyarwady

Source: mmtimes, 24th October 2017 WWF-MYANMAR is undertaking research on the sustainable use of Ayeyarwady River that could maximize its benefits for the country's economy and people living along the coastal areas. Link:  https://www.mmtimes.com/news/wwf-myanmar-study-aims-sustainable-use-ayeyarwady.html

Navigation related Disaster Risk Reduction

This presentation by U Aung Myo Khaing (DWIR) indicate about advantage of inland navigation. In addition, some illustrations of disasters in navigation are also indicated. In the case of Myanmar, transportation of dangerous cargo on the river systems is a risky business and unsafe. The objective of the AIRBM Ayeyarwady Navigation Strategy can be me...
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