The objectives of the webinar are to strengthen the knowledge and awareness of flood management from various perspectives to the participants and to establish a network for the exchange of information related to this webinar's theme.
Date - 3 January 2021 (Sunday)
Time - 14:00 - 17:30 YGN Time
Language - Myanmar
To Join the Webinar
Meeting ID - 948 2104 8924
Passcode - 646666
Facebook Live - Myanmar Water Portal Facebook Page
What you will hear/ we will talk
- Water-related disaster prevention in the coastal area and in the Ayeyarwady delta together with the importance of early warning system.
- Riskcare mobile application for flood management.
- The flood management in urban areas from engineering as well as environmental perspective.
- The community-based approaches and lessons learned for the role of water user groups/associations in flood management and drainage.
Presentation Title - The Importance of Early Warning System in Flood Management
Shelly Win has about 9 years of working experience in water sector and also many good experiences on the international peer-review journal papers. Among them, she has 6 years of working experiences in two international projects – JICA-SATREPS Project and World Bank-AIRBM Project. Her areas of expertise include research and modeling experience in water resources sector, hydro-meteorological database system installation and analysis for early warning system, flood disaster risk assessment and management, sustainable river basin management, and design of irrigation hydraulic structures.
She got her bachelor of engineering degree in civil engineering from West Yangon Technological University in 2010. She completed her master of engineering degree in Yangon Technological University in 2014. She finished her Ph.D specialized in water resources engineering at Yangon Technological University in 2018 and during her research, she joined to the University of Tokyo as a research student in 2016 and 2017.
Currently she is serving as a National Disaster Risk Management – Early Warning System Specialist in Fish Adapt project under FAO, Myanmar.
Presentation Title - Information about RiskCare Mobile Application
U Kyaw Zeyar Tint holds his Bachelor of Civil degree from YTU and Master Degree on Flood-Related Disaster Management from GRIPS (Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies), Tokyo, Japan in (2011).
He got lots of experiences in Flood management and Flood Protection works as working as an assistant engineer in the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD), Ayeyarwady Delta area. In Nyaung Don Area during historical event, playing a vital role to protect flood protection embankments-about 77 miles in length. The enormous flood came in 2015 and 2016, during these events no embankments are a failure or breached. Also worked on Bathymetry survey works for many river areas in Ayeyarwady Region. Nargis Rehabilitation works in Pyapon Area by strengthening embankments and constructing sluices. Tidal Flood Protection Works in Yangon Region by channelization works and constructing the Sluices and Embankments. He is currently working in Design Branch, IWUMD, Yangon.
Presentation Title - Flood Mitigation in Yangon Using Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
Yee Mon Thu completed her bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from West Yangon Technological University in 2010. She has been engaged in the field of water resources engineering since 2011. She received her master degree in Civil Engineering in February 2014 and started her PhD in December 2014 at Yangon Technological University. During her PhD study, she got a scholarship through Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMAsia) program and her PhD research was conducted in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, over one year.
Near completion of her PhD, she joined Royal HaskoningDHV Myanmar Company, in July 2018 and involved as a water resources specialist in several projects related to integrated water resources management together with national and international experts. After one year with RHDHV Myanmar, she is now running her own local consultancy firm together with two colleagues to provide technical consultancy services as a water resources specialist.
Presentation Title - Lessons from Bangladesh and Nepal: Role of WUA/WUG in Flood Management & Drainage
Tha Peng Cung is an emerging young water professional from Myanmar. He is currently working as a staff officer for the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. Ethnically, he is Chin and graduated from the Technological University (Kalay) with a Civil Engineering Degree. Further, he did his Masters of Integrated Water Management (MIWM), run by the International Water Center and hosted by Griffith University.