Engaging Webinar on Flood Management from Various Perspectives
Written by Thidar Maung Maung | Myanmar Water Portal
With the collaboration of Myanmar Water Partnership (MMWP), Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Development (IWUMD), Global Water Partnership and The Water Agency, the virtual webinar was successfully organized to promote and strengthen the knowledge and safety awareness of flood management from various perspectives to all the attended participants. The webinar was held on the 3rd of January and around 80 participants are enthusiastically involved in engaging with one another by asking questions and exchanging ideas on various topics related to flood management with the speakers.
The webinar was divided into two sessions for eight speakers and one of each session contained discussion with speakers and sharing ideas and thoughts upon the relevant themes.
In the beginning, Dr. Zaw Lwin Tun, a representative of Myanmar Water Partnership and as a Deputy Director General Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD), delivered a welcoming speech to all the attendees. The followed exchanging of expertise and knowledge session by the speakers covered these topics mentioned below.
- Flood and Disaster Prevention in the Coast of Myanmar.
- Flood Fighting in Upper Ayeyarwady Delta.
- The Importance of Early Warning System in Flood Management.
- Information about Risk Care Mobile Application.
- Flood Mitigation in Yangon Using Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems(SUDS).
- Introduction to Water Sensitive Design and Role of some Water
Sensitive Tools for Flood Control in Urban Areas (from environmental
- Community-based Approaches to Flood Management in Myanmar.
- Lessons from Bangladesh and Nepal: Role of WUA/WUG in Flood
Management & Drainage.
At the end of the session, the questions came out from the participants were discussed by the respective speakers and then, the idea exchanging moment was brought to a successful conclusion. Thereafter, the closing remark was delivered by the Daw Hla Oo New who is a representative of Myanmar Water Partnership, and also an irrigation engineer, Eastern States Agri-business Project ESAP, IFAD.
After all of this, the online seminar of sharing knowledge of Flood Management from Various Perspectives has accomplished.
The Compilation of Presentations and Videos
If you are interested to watch the speakers' presentation individually, please check out the following links to download their presentations and watch their videos.