The Water Agency  was honored to soft launch the first version of the Myanmar Water Portal (MWP) during the Greater Mekong Forum in Yangon in October 2017. Based on the continuous interactions with Myanmar and International stakeholders, we have improved our knowledge and collabo...
​The water crisis is known to everybody. 844 million people around the world lack access to safe reliable drinking water facilities. The critical weaknesses of the water sector (scarcity, equitable distribution, access) can be solved only by providing a more transparent, participatory and accountabl...
7 August 18 - ​During the period of Buddhist lent, Ma Su Myat Pan studying at Mandalay University went back to her native Thaton in Mon State for a well deserved break from the daily grind of her studies. But what was supposed to be a fun-filled vacation before she sat for her university exam, ...
​4 August 18 - While issues like aquifer depletion, groundwater contamination, overpopulation, extreme flooding and droughts grab headlines in coverage of a global water crisis that has been long in the making, one area that gets significantly less attention is water that is lost before it reac...
4 August 18 - As torrential rain and overflowing of water from Donethami Creek, flood already hit in over 30 villages of 18-village-tracts in Thahtone Township, Mon State affecting more than 15,000 peoples, says MP Khaing Khaing Le from No.1 Constituency in Thahtone Township.  "In Thahtone...
​3 August 18 - Although 36 dams are overflowing after weeks of heavy rain, they are not in danger of collapsing, said U Kyi Wai, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Management Department. He said the dams were built so that when they are full, the extra water is channelled by a spillway...
When I attended 4th Water Stewardship meeting organized by WWF Myanmar, I found out an incredible free online tool. You do not need to be a water expert to use it. It is designed to be easy to apply by non-water experts to assess both basin and operational water risk for industry. That's made me fas...
A team led by IMC Worldwide, including experts from Satec, Royal HaskoningDHV and BAM Nuttall, are leading a detailed asset condition survey of Yangon's downtown sewerage system and will report independent findings to YCDC and Yangon Regional Government. This project is funded by the UK Department f...
 ​Myanmar – Netherlands Water Challenge engagement day was held on 1 August, 2018 at the Dutch. 44 students from 13 different universities joined the event. Wouter Jurgens, the Dutch Ambassador, contributed the opening speech. He underlined the importance of future generation's involvement and ...
Hightlights a. Due to heavy torrential rains as a result of Southwest Monsoon since 4 July 2018, nine provinces were affected thus far with widespread flooding and landslides reported. Four provinces in Myanmar are most affected, namely Kayin, Mon, Tanintharyi and Bago. See figure below on probable ...
3 August 18 - Heavy rain caused flooding in some townships in Yangon yesterday, causing circular trains to shut down temporarily. The flood-hit places were Sanchaung, Mingladone, Insein and Shwepyitha Townships/ Roads temporarily blocked in some townships.  In Yangon, Shwepyitha Township s...
​It is a report for ASEAN Region - Regional Impacts (Myanmar, Lao PDR): Monsoonal Flooding Reported Impacts and Accumulated Rainfall for Past 7 Days, 03 August 2018.   Download PDF File Here  Source: https://reliefweb.int/map/myanmar/asean-region-regional-impacts-myanmar-lao...
3 August 18 - ​The residents of Nanbaw village are no stranger to floods. Every rainy season, the rivers around them swell, and they are forced to suffer bouts of dampness, but life goes on as normal. This year, however, unusually heavy rain, a broken dam, and the cumulative effect of years of ...
​3 August 18 - Although 36 dams are overflowing after weeks of heavy rain, they are not in danger of collapsing, said U Kyi Wai, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Management Department. He said the dams were built so that when they are full, the extra water is channelled by a spillway...

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