29 Aug 18 - ​YANGON (Reuters) - Water breached a dam in central Myanmar on Wednesday, flooding a nearby town and two villages as well as a highway connecting the country's three most important cities, Yangon, Mandalay, and the capital Naypyitaw, the fire department said on its Facebook page. Th...
​28 Aug 18 - Floods are continuing to occur in lower areas of Bago as water level in Bago River had overflowed for more than a month, sources said. Source: Eleven Myanmar Water level in Bago River increased for the second time starting from July 19 and some lower areas of Bago such as Zaing (so...
​27 Aug 18 - Farmers in the central Myanmar are facing difficulty in growing seasonal crops as there is a shortage of water due to drought. Source: Eleven Myanmar Farmers in some regions in Mandalay, Magway and Sagaing have to rely only on rainwater to grow crops. Due to less rains, only farmer...
​27 Aug 18 - Villagers in Thibaw township, Shan State, are urging parliament to stop the construction of the Upper Yeywa dam project on the Namtu/Myitnge river, saying it will harm their livelihoods and flood their homes.Source: Myanmar TimesTa Long villagers sent an open letter to 23 parliamentary ...
​24 Aug 18 - Locals from Hpa-an are concerned about high spring tide in full moon day of Wagaung although water level in Thanlwin River is start declining. ​Source: Eleven Myanmar "The water level in Thanlwin River is like that. It cannot be trusted as the water level can be increased or decrea...
23 Aug 18 - Mizzima -  Taking shelter from the midday heat in a bamboo hut among the paddies and pulses of Myanmar's central Dry Zone, it is easy to drift back in time and imagine what life must have been like in the Kingdom of Pagan 1,000 years earlier. Then the farmer who has invite...
​21 Aug 18 - Myanmar is ranked 2nd on the list of countries with the highest amount of dangers caused by water, said Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein, Secretary of the National-level Water Resources Committee Advisory Board. Writer: May Thin Kyi Due to heavy rains, rivers and creeks are flooded with rain wa...
From August 15-17, a biodiversity assessment and media training workshop was held in Monywa. The training program was focused on communicating on development, biodiversity and livelihoods in the Chindwin River Basin. Endorsed by Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) and My...
A symposium and technical workshop - The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmar was held on 15th August 2018 at Inya Lake hotel by WWF Myanmar. U Cho Cho, chairman of NWRC Advisory Group and Professor Dr. Khin Than Yu, pro-rector of Yangon Technological University gave an opening and w...
20 Aug 18 - Water level of Tanintharyi River has reached its danger level for the third time and locals are in dire need of assistance.Starting one month ago, Tanintharyi Township and its nearby villages were flooded and locals already face many difficulties as they suffered prolonged flooding ...
​18 Aug 18 - Authorities have opened more flood relief camps in Hpa-an as water level in Thanlwin River reached above its danger level starting from July 21 causing widespread floods to occurr, sources said. "The river water level has decreased about one inch and will increase again if rain pou...
17 Aug 18 - ​In response to recent flooding in Myanmar, Convoy of Hope is distributing much need relief supplies to those who are affected. Across the country of Myanmar, thousands of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced. As resources a...
​16 Aug 18 - The Yangon region government has come under flak since March, when it announced the launch of a new Yangon City project at the west bank of Yangon River. If and when the first phase of the US$5 billion development is complete, it will include five village townships, two bridge...
Source: GovInsider  16 Aug 18 - Myanmar's commercial centre Yangon, is one of the fastest growing cities on the planet. Its population is estimated to be around 10 million, says Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. The Mayor has turned to celebrities and popular icons such as the Power Rangers to help...
​15 Aug 18 - Farmers living in the central dry zone will no longer have to fight for water thanks to a pilot project funded by Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners, officials said during a media visit last week. Mya ...

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