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Water & Wastewater Asia: Bringing you an Asian perspective

Water & Wastewater Asia is an indispensable tool for trade professionals who are always on-the-go. With a wide network to important and powerful leaders, our global reach will offer you the latest trends, developments and news in the industry with an Asian perspective. Water & Wastewater Asi...
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‘All the fish died’: Kachin communities alarmed at impact of banana plantations

Communities in Kachin State are increasingly alarmed about the environmental impact of chemical runoff from burgeoning banana plantations. By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER ON THE afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two streams near a banana plantation in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township. Resi...
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Australian Water Partnership announces funding for project on ‘Gender, water, and food synergies in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Myanmar’

22 March 19 - Source: Australian Water Partnership (AWP) - The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) initiative under the umbrella of 'Next Generation Irrigation and Agricultural Water Management for Asia Pacific'. The first pro...
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World Water Day Quiz 2019 - International Water Association (IWA)

What is World Water Day?   International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This is part of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: sanitation and wate...
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Learning (and sharing) from like-minded water portals

​It's important to learn from other water related portals, and we have been keen to partner and share information with others. Last year we started with publishing Myanmar Water related information from the KINI initiative - Australia Water Partnership  onto the Myanmar Water Portal, and v...
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New Kandawgyi aquarium to open in Oct

21 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - New Kandawgyi Aquarium will be opened in October, according to Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). There will be galleries that explain about fishes. In some displays, children can touch and play with live fishes. The international standard aquarium is ex...
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Nationwide committee to be formed for complete cancellation of Myitsone Dam project

17 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - A talk on the complete cancellation of much-criticized Myitsone Dam project was held at the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) office in Yangon yesterday. About 50 political activists from Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyawady, Kayin and Mon attended the talk. "At...
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Civil society groups from across Myanmar hold anti-hydropower protest

By CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER 15 March 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - MANDALAY — Civil society groups from across the country convened in Mandalay on Wednesday and Thursday to protest against large-scale hydropower development on the country's rivers, which they say is driving conflict and underminin...
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Locals in Thailand and Myanmar pray for Salween River to always run free

15 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Mae Hong Son (The Nation) - EGAT eyeing mega-projects that may destroy river's ecosystem; water-diversion project will also harm Mekong, pristine forest THE LIVES of people living along the Salween River still face the risk of being adversely impacted by develo...
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Yangon’s ‘new city’ plan raises a billion-dollar question

 With the New Yangon City project, the government needs to learn the lessons of Myitsone and Kyaukphyu. By SITHU AUNG MYINT | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 12, the Chinese embassy in Yangon issued a statement that mentioned the US$.3.6 billion Myitsone dam project, suspended by the government since 2011,...
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International Day of Action for Rivers 2019

Register your action The 22nd annual International Day of Action for Rivers will take place on March 14. Join us to celebrate our life-giving waters, and honor all those who have worked hard to ensure that our rivers continue flowing!  The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day dedicat...
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Dialogue on Share Experience of Harvest Moisture from Thin Air to Collect Water–Myanmar Water Partnership

​Derived from the Quarterly Newsletter of Global Water Partnership (GWP) The dialogue on sharing knowledge from various research works on harvest moisture from thin air to collect water was held at Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department on 5th December 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar. The di...
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Walking for Water around Kandawgyi Lake

Date - Sunday (17th of March) Time - 7.00 am - 9.00 am Friday 22 March it will be World Water Day again. This year's theme is: Leaving no one behind . We would like to raise awareness and action for our global water and sanitation challenges. Currently more than 2.4 billion people don't have access ...
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Working towards a Resilient Yangon, uncovering the water needs and challenges in Thaketa township

Since October 2018 a coalition of Dutch water organisations is working together in the 'Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon' (UWLY) program to support the Yangon Regional Government in Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges. The UWLY program, to run for three years as part of the Dutch Go...
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Vietnam-Myanmar relations increasingly substantive: officials

13 March 19 - Source: Nhan Dan - NDO/VNA – The Vietnam-Myanmar Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation held its ninth meeting in Hanoi on March 12, during which its members shared the view that the countries' comprehensive cooperative partnership is becoming increasingly substantive. The event was...
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