The disappearing glaciers of the Himalayas

Source: The Third Pole - By Omair Ahmad - Rising temperatures are melting glaciers and other frozen water across the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Urgent action to curb emissions is needed to secure water supplies, protect livelihoods and prevent disasters across the region As the Earth warms, fro...

Water Tech Spotlight: the latest technology developments in the water industry | December 2021

Source: International Water Association - By Chunyang (Sophie) Su - Technological solutions and innovations are essential to secure a water-wise future. Water Tech Spotlight is a monthly blog which aims to highlight the latest technology developments in the water industry globally.  1...

ရေနှင့်သက်ဆိုင်​သော ​နောက်ဆုံး​ပေါ် နည်းပညာများနှင့် ဆန်းသစ်တီထွင်မှုများ

နည်းပညာပိုင်းဆိုင်ရာ ဖြေရှင်းချက်များနဲ့ ဆန်းသစ်တီထွင်မှုများက အနာဂတ် ရေကဏ္ဍအတွက် မရှိမဖြစ် အရေးပါပါတယ်။ ဒီဆောင်းပါးမှာ ရေအခန်းကဏ္ဍအတွင်း ဖွံဖြိုးတိုးတက်လာတဲ့ နောက်ဆုံးပေါ်နည်းပညာများကို စုစည်းဖော်ပြထားပါတယ်။  တောင်အာဖရိကစျေးကွက်သို့ ဝင်ရောက်လာသော လျှပ်စစ်မီးမလိုသော မိလ္လာစနစ် South F...

Coming Soon: Htee City Smart Water Mobile Application

Background  In November 2018, the Yangon Region Government and the Government of the Netherlands agreed on a 3-year collaboration program of the Partners for International Business (PIB) - Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon. In this program, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Emba...

Calling young people with big ideas about flood and drought management!

Are you between 15 and 35? Do you have innovative ideas about how the world can better manage droughts and floods? The Global Integrated Flood and Drought Management Competition for youth-led projects is organised by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (...

Youth Challenge: Human rights to water and sanitation of peoples living close to the nature

The 5th Human Rights Youth Challenge was launched on World Toilet Day, 19 November. The initiative is organized by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation.Young people across the world (aged between 19 and 24) are being asked to produce a video or any other d...

သဘာဝအခြေပြုဖြေရှင်းနည်း (Nature-based Solutions) ဆိုတာ ဘာတွေလဲ

သဘာဝအခြေပြုဖြေရှင်းနည်း (Nature-based Solutions) ဆိုတာ ကြုံတွေ့နေရတဲ့ အမျိုးမျိုးသော အခက်အခဲ၊ စိန်ခေါ်မှုတွေကို သဘာဝပတ်ဝန်းကျင် ဂေဟစနစ်တစ်ခုလုံးရဲ့ ရှုထောင့်ကနေခြုံငုံပြီး ကာကွယ်ဖြေရှင်းပေးနိုင်တဲ့ "ထီး" သဖွယ် တင်စားလို့ ရနိုင်ပါတယ်။ သဘာဝအခြေပြုဖြေရှင်းနည်းတွေထဲမှာ ဂေဟစနစ် မပျောက်ပျက်အောင်...

Weather-related disasters increase over past 50 years, causing more damage but fewer deaths

Source: World Meteorological Organization - A disaster related to a weather, climate or water hazard occurred every day on average over the past 50 years – killing 115 people and causing US$ 202 million in losses daily, according to a comprehensive new report from the World Meteorological Organ...

Policy recommendations for environmental conservation in the Chindwin River Basin

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) published brief Policy recommendations for environmental conservation in the Chindwin River Basin. The Chindwin Basin is facing habitat loss and species population decline driven by economic development activities combined with the impacts of climate change. Giv...

The first ever international dredging contract for KMEW

22 November 2021 - Source: Dredging Today - Knowledge Marine & Engineering Works Limited (KMEW) has won their first ever international contract for dredging works in Myanmar from Ministry of External Affairs, India. According to an official announcement, this project will include "dredg...

Death Toll in Myanmar Pagoda Festival Drownings Rises to 20

23 November 2021 - Source: The Irrawaddy - The death toll from a mass drowning during a pagoda festival in Mon State's Thanbyuzayat Township on Sunday has risen to 20 with the discovery of five more pilgrims' bodies on Monday. The bodies of four women and a man were recovered on Monday, accordi...

Why water is the next net-zero environmental target

17 November 2021 - Source: cnbc.com  KEY POINTS Net-zero pledges have become more common among companies and governments as concerns over climate change and the planet's environment continue to grow.While much of that has focused around curbing greenhouse gas emissions, there is a wave of ...

Rising Tide killed at least 15 people in Myanmar

21 Nov 2021 - Source: AFP - At least 15 people drowned on Sunday while crossing a flooded causeway in Myanmar to reach a Buddhist temple for a festival, rescue workers told AFP.The tragedy unfolded as thousands of worshippers tried to reach the Kyeik Hne pagoda, which lies on a rocky outcrop ar...

State of the world’s sanitation: An urgent call to transform sanitation for better health, environments, economies and societies

Safe sanitation is one of the foundations of a healthy, comfortable and dignified life. Yet, the reality for billions of people is one of polluted environments, in which one or many of the links in the chain that makes up safe sanitation – toilets, waste treatment, disposal and safe re-use – is miss...

Water-related Free Online Courses

Forest and Water Nexus – Introduction This course is intended to provide on overview of forest and water relationships, and an understanding of the impacts of changing landscapes on water resources. It can be used as a stand-alone course for those interested in learning about the forest-water nexus,...

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