Join the online training on Low Emissions Analysis Platform (LEAP)

LEAP, shorthand for the Low Emissions Analysis Platform, is a powerful, versatile software system for integrated energy planning and climate change mitigation assessment. Developed at SEI US, LEAP (originally the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System) continues to evolve and improve. LEAP i...

Flood Bulletin 2021 - Ongoing

Latest Updates From Various Sources 4 September 2021 - Relief Web This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters over the Boga, Yangon regions and Mon state, surrounding the Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 1 September 2021 at 05:55 local time. Within...

7 important conclusions from World Water Week

28 Aug 2021 - Source: Stockholm International Water Institute - All over the world, people have been shocked by unprecedented floods, droughts, and heatwaves, hard on the heels of COVID-19. By now it should be clear to everyone that we need to build resilience faster. World Water Week 2021 offe...

Join the six-month Young Water Diplomat Program - IHE-Delft

The relevant documents should be submitted before Sep 30, 2021. The Young Water Diplomats Program provides diplomats and professionals with a background in foreign affairs, international relations or international law with relevant and up-to-date knowledge about water, the various challenges water r...

Integrated Flood Resilience Strategy for Yangon City 2021-2040

Background Myanmar's city of Yangon is the largest financial and commercial centre. It accounts for about 50% of the country's industrial capacity, and is the seat of education, art, culture, healthcare, tourism, research and development. Population growth and rapid urbanisation ...

River Water Level Dashboard

Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit - The dashboard is created by Myanmar Geoinformatics Society, shows updates on rising water levels in Myanmar's main river systems. Link to dashboard: https://themimu.info/river-water-alerts

Myanmar Flood Monitoring Dashboard

Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit - The UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) dashboard uses Sentinel-1 radar satellite data to provide projections of likely flood-affected areas using Artificial Intelligence model. Users can select the time period of interest to view Inundated areas...

No help from junta as floods sweep southeastern Myanmar

Local aid groups and volunteers say they have led rescue efforts in Mon and Kayin states   28 July 2021 - Source: Myanmar Now - Junta-controlled authorities have offered no help as floods have inundated homes in southeastern Myanmar, leaving at least hundreds without shelter in the Mon State ca...

Call for applications for the 2022 Nippon Foundation Fellowship - The United Nations

The call for applications for the 2022 Fellowship Programme is open until 24 September 2021  Objectives  The United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship provides Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States with advanced training on ocean affairs and the ...

Register for Free - The 4th Global World Operators' Partnerships (WOPs) Congress

Event - 18-29 October 2021 — Online Learning from each other, sharing experiences, and inspiring action is a critical way for water and sanitation operators to improve their services and enrich the lives of the people they serve. A spirit of collaboration and solidarity is at the heart of the Global...

The 5Rs in Myanmar

Towards a future federal democratic system where working people can flourish  2 July 2021 - Source: Transnational institute - This primer is about 'the 5Rs' and land and natural resource politics. The 5Rs is a set of five principles: Recognition, Restitution, Redistribution, Regeneration, and R...

Regional Sanitation Expo - Explore, Learn and Develop Innovative Solutions

Despite progress in access to sanitation across the East Asia and Pacific region in recent years, over 360 million people still do not have access to basic sanitation services. Sustainable Development Goal 6 calls for safe sanitation for all by 2030. With this background, UNICEF is organizing a Regi...

Call for Applications - Indigenous Youth Empowerment Grant Program

UNDP and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) have partnered to establish small grants program that will enable young indigenous people to access small financial grants to facilitate their work. Depending on the scale of their projects, the grant recipients will receive fund from 2500 to 3500 USD...

China’s Salween plans in limbo in post-coup Myanmar

8 June 2021 - Source: The Third Pole - The Third Pole explores how the military coup will affect Chinese-backed dams along Southeast Asia's last free-flowing river Plans for seven Chinese-built dams along the Salween River have been a source of friction for Myanmar and China for some time. Prior to ...

ASEAN Member States adopt Regional Action Plan to Tackle Plastic Pollution

Source: World Bank - JAKARTA, 28 May 2021 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched the ASEAN Regional Action Plan for Combating Marine Debris in the ASEAN Member States (2021 – 2025), which provides a scalable, solution-focused joint strategy to address marine plastic debris acr...

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