UNDP, Norway boost conservation of Inle Lake

​6 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Norway have joined in efforts to save one of the most scenic lakes in the country, Inle Lake in Shan State. The lake, which is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the country is e...
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Proper Water and Land Management Scheme could help to get water effectively in Central Dry Zone

​ Water distribution becomes more effective and equal in central dry zone to farmers' fields in a result of Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project. Pyawt Ywar is situated 70 kilometers west of Mandalay in Myinmu Township where Mu River pour into Ayeyarwaddy River. The four-year Dry Zone Programme of Liv...
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Dutch Consortium Signs 3-Year Agreement to Support the Yangon Region with Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges.

A strong coalition of Dutch companies and organisations has signed an agreement to jointly invest and collaborate in a comprehensive 3-year program to support the Yangon Regional Government in addressing critical challenges related to Urban Water and Water Logistics . The agreement is signed under t...
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Rain - Water Poem Series 1

Rain  When soft breezes blow Rare fragrance spreads From the saga flowers Growing on the not far-off Mountain of the Giant's Palace. Dark becomes the horizon Enveloping us from the south in gloom. Melancholy assails my heart. Oh, Rain God, do not cause us sorrow! Do not cause us sorrow, Rain do...
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Dutch Experts Share Innovative Ideas amidst Myanmar Future Generation.

Representatives of Dutch Water Sector, Silke Nauta explained the technology of WaveDroid and Flore Bijker from Infram about "Room for the Rivers" to Myanmar undergraduate and postgraduate students at University of Yangon. So then, I asked two questions what the Wavedroid is, why Room ...
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Second day of Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018

​The  students were waiting in front of Botahtaung port to take Yangon water bus which is one of the enjoyable element in Yangon. Holding roadmap and taking a picture in front of it and they were excited to step onto the water bus. For the second day, they went an excursion ...
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In Myanmar, The First Recorded Effects of Climate Change

​4 Nov 18 - Source: The Stropu -   In some regions of Myanmar have already felt the first negative effect from global climate change. According to our site with reference to The Guardian, changing weather conditions and rising water levels have meant that many residents were left homeless. The ...
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How Myanmar Water Hub can look like - illustration at the MyanmarWater Event

What is Hub?  ​  A Hub is a central space for people to connect or be connected to. The Water Agency was proud to host the first of its kind Myanmar Water Hub (or home) for like-minded water professionals at the MyanmarWater event. Our Myanmar Water Hub concept is constantly evolving from ...
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'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent​ ​1 Nov 18 - Source: The Guardian -  On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi , a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea. "The well used to be the centre of our village," My...
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Young Entrepreneurs Start Company to Improve Health by Providing Clean Water Containers in Rural Villages

Bogo bottle sells high-quality, double-walled, stainless steel water bottles. For every bottle purchased, a clean drinking water container is donated in a rural village. In cooperation with NGOs, Bogo Bottle has already donated hundreds of clean drinking water containers in rural villages of Myanmar...
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First day of Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018

In the Arts Hall at the University of Yangon, students from 13 different universities joined the first day. Dr. Pho Kaung, rector of University of Yangon, gave the opening speech to the future water leaders, highlighting the importance of water studies and why future generations are necessary to kee...
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Hand hygiene: No more excuses!

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  Imagine a world where nobody washes their hands… Ever! Pretty disgusting right? Most of us would consider this extreme scenario to be unacceptable, but multiple studies of hand-washing behaviour have shown that not everybody washes their hands the right way. A surv...
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India, Myanmar sign pact on Rakhine port projects

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Myanmar on the appointment of a private operator to run and maintain Sittwe port, Paletwa inland water terminal, and associated facilities in the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, an Indian Emba...
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YWB could break even sooner than expected

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Since its launch on October 7, last year, the Yangon Water Bus (YWB) has been able to cover the bulk of its costs and could break even sooner than expected, said Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of Tint Tint Myanmar Co, which operates the river transport service. "We had...
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Greater state-regional effort against climate change urged

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   While Myanmar has drafted policies and initiated projects to address climate change, more needs to be done at the state and regional level, said U Than Aye, retired deputy director general of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Projects have been drawn u...
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