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First day of Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018

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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 keep involved in the development of the country.

The opening was attended by several representatives from the Dutch water sector, Royal Haskoning DHV and the Dutch Embassy. Silke Nauta presented to students about Wavedroid technology.

"Room For The Rivers" was presented by Flore Bijker, illustrating how the Netherlands deals with the management of rivers and canals. 

Check out more details about Wavedroid and Room for the Rivers. 

Professor Dr. Pho Kaung from University of Yangon discussed about The Water Challenge 2018.

Additionally, Nan Yu Nwe and Aye Aye Thant from Heineken elaborated on  industrial water utilization and the Heineken waste water treatment plant located outside Yangon to become inspired not only for the industrial partners but also for the future generations.

For the students this presentation gave insight and a better understanding what the challenges are in the treatment of industrial waste water and how the company ensures their employees safety at the factory. 

Student Assignments

Students started with an assignment to identify what the characteristics are of the Yangon region. Each team created a poster where they presented the ten most important topics for the social-, economic- natural and built environment in Yangon. All teams mentioned the importance of resilience against flooding. The economic development of Yangon and increased urbanization requires innovative solutions to ensure that water flows are managed properly.  

Yangon Region "Living Lab"
Understanding the Context
Environment Layers

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 ...

Final Day of Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018

​ On the 3rd (final) day the students and coaches are back at University of Yangon after two exciting days of Teamwork, Lectures and Field trips with Water Bus to Myanmar Industrial Port, Myanmar Port Authority and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). Now it's time for the students to design th...

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