Introducing Free-Flowing Rivers Methodology in Myanmar

​ On 12 th of July 2018, World Wildlife Fund Myanmar (WWF – Myanmar) organized a Free-Flowing Rivers Workshop in Yangon. Free-Flowing Rivers can be quoted when they are connected in four following ways. 1 .  Longitudinally , a river should be connected between upstream and downstream. 2.  Laterally, the ability of a river could be swelled...
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Orchestrating and fine tuning Phase 1

​ I've noticed that lately the debate between developing 'wasteful white elephant' buildings versus the inclusion of shiny skyscrapers and luxury housing in the New Yangon City has been a keen focus for commentators, social media bloggers and the public. Therefore, this is what I will cover in this week's discussion. Laying the Foundation for Tomor...
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The First of Many Town Halls

​ Last Saturday we held our first NYDC town hall meeting. More than 600 attendees and close to 1,000 viewers joining us via Facebook Live, and there were nearly 25,000 views after the event. It is heartwarming to see the level of interest and the desire of the public to want to have a more in-depth understanding of the New Yangon City project. I wo...
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The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA)

6 July 2018 ( Updated) -  ​ The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) is one of the major knowledge outputs of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project prepared by Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC). SOBA is an integrated environmental, social and economic analysis of past and present condition and trends in ...
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Involvement of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in AIRBM - An interview with Dr. Lai Lai Aung

The Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) project has started in September 2015, with aid from World Bank ($100 million). It supports Myanmar to develop the institutions and tools for water resource management and implementation of integrated river basin management in the Ayeyarwady Basin. The program includes three components: 1. Wa...
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Impact story: Improving water management, supporting local livelihoods

An SEI research project in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar is improving water quality monitoring and water resource management by helping to establish a new local institution to manage the river for all users. Failing water quality in the Chindwin The Chindwin River is the largest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. One of the major sustainable ...
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Summary of Ecosystem Services Training in Irrigation Technology Center

​ Training workshop is about Ecosystem Functions and Services in Integrated Water Resources Management. It was 5-days training from 25 to 29 June in Irrigation Technology Center (ITC), Bago. Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia ( GWP-SEA), Irrigation Water Utilization Management Development (IWUMD) and Myanmar Water Partnership organized this wo...
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Myanmar from Space, a different perspective

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is a European Space Agency (ESA) initiative towards making satellite data useful for sustainable development projects. A key objective for EO4SD is to empower users with the ability to leverage Earth Observation data and services in an independent and sustainable manner. As part of this program,...
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A Research Fellowship from Water, Land and Ecosystem (WLE) Greater Mekong’s fellowship program

 ​We interviewed with May Myat Mon who is the one of the alumni of WLE fellowships program. She is currently working in water and sanitation department of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). She contributed her experience during the program. Grouping and Brainstorming during the intensive training course MK30: Capacity building and profe...
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A couple of minutes in Nga Moe Yeik

​ You may think that I have met with Nga Moe Yeik, the king of crocodiles and companion of Prince 'Min Nandar' from the mythical story of Shin Mway Loon and Min Nandar. Rather, I went on a field trip to the Nga Moe Yeik Dam last Thursday, June 28 as a participant of an ecosystem services training program organized by the Global Water Partnership So...
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Ecosystem Services Training Workshop in Irrigation Technology Center

27 June 18 - The opening ceremony of the Training Workshop on Ecosystem Functions and Services in Integrated Water Resources Management took place in Irrigation Technology Centre, Bago on 25 June.  The training is from 25-29 June 2018 for 5 days training.  The workshop is jointly organized by Global Water Partnership - Southeast...
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Kandawgyi Lake Flood Risk Control - Interview with Geologist, U Aye Ko (NEPS)

​ 26 June 18 - Flooding is an obvious problem in Myanmar, mostly in downtown of Yangon and rural regions during monsoon season. Although we desired to live near water, nobody wants to live in flooding. To learn more about these improvements, we interviewed U Aye Ko who is the project leader of the water control system around Kandawgyi Lake. He...
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Stockholm Environmental Institute’s partnership with key Myanmar water agency to boost environmental research

SEI's partnership with Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) will strengthen research, capacity building and policy linkages on critical environmental issues in Myanmar . ​ SEI has signed an agreement with Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of R...
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Jobs with International Centre for Environment Management (ICEM)

Background  ICEM  -  the International Centre for Environment Management was established in 1999 to help governments and communities build capacity in the sustainable use of natural resources and maintenance of environmental quality. ICEM works in Asia, especially the Mekong countries, and focuses on climate change, water resources, ...
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Campus Tour of Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge in Yangon Technological University (YTU) Day 2

​20 June 18 - Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 Campus Tour Day 2 has been started in Yangon Technological University (YTU). Around 25 students from Yangon Technological University (YTU) and from University of Information Technology (UIT) participated in this campus tour. Combined with water resource engineeri...
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