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Yangon in 2019 – A Water Wise City - Community of Practices Workshop

To understand the water management efforts planned for 2019, this community of practice (CoP) workshop explored prospective water management activity in the Yangon and its region through the collaborative opportunities between various water professionals. At this workshop on January 23, Dr Piet File...
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Introducing Mr Johan Heymans as New Delegate Representative of the Netherlands for Water Cooperation in Myanmar

Introducing Mr Johan Heymans as New Delegate Representative of the Netherlands for Water Cooperation in Myanmar

Mr. Johan Heymans has recently been appointed as the Delegated Representative of the Netherlands for Water Cooperation in Myanmar. Mr Heymans has experience as a specialist, trainer, lecturer, project manager and project director in water resources development, in the Netherlands as well as abroad. ...
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Inland Fisheries Management and Integrated Agriculture Improve Fish Availability and Dietary Diversity

The value of inland fisheries has led to some important initiatives by the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC). Michael Akester from WorldFish Inland capture fisheries provide an important contribution to Myanmar's GDP together with agriculture. Inland fisheries play a key role in ensuring foo...
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CoP-Session

Water Futures - Workshop to discuss collaborative opportunities

As the Yangon city development is continuing at a rapid pace, the management of water is growing to become a key topic. With a wide scale of water management challenges still ahead, now is the time to get a good understanding of which colleagues and organisations are covering the different areas of ...
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Thet Oo Mon

Gather work experience and now master student of Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) - Interview with Thet Oo Mon

I made an interview with Thet Oo Mon who is attending Joint Master Degree of Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) in Europe over the next two years. She made it through the competitive application process for a fully funded ERASMUS Mundus Joint Master Degree . She shares her experiences about how s...
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Conserving biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar

How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and policy? Where are the policy gaps?  Source: sei.org Given Myanmar's rapid economic development in recent years, the Chindwin Basin faces unplanned and unmanaged changes occur­rin...
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Apply for National Coordinator - Myanmar Wang Pong Port Feasibility Study Project

​Written in Burmese Language. Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) would like to hire a National Coordinator. Please read the information written in Burmese. ​Source Link - DWIR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MOTC.DWIR/

Dr. Piet Filet in Myanmar 2019

After his visit in 2018, our Managing Partner – Australia, Dr. Piet Filet is in town for a week (21 – 25, January). He is an expert on water management, specifically on flood resilience. Besides, he has expertise in engagement and community management on the topic of water. He met with many of stake...
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Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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Good Floods, bad floods: managing the negatives of floods while maintaining its many benefits

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) manages the "Testing Adaptation in Flood-Based Resource Management" project that seeks to support the integration of Flood-Based Farming Systems (FBFS) in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta of Myanmar. Funded by the European Commission and the International Fun...
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NYDC

New Yangon City Project Receives Positive Reception From Investors

December 5, 2018 I am encouraged by a couple of events that occurred recently. Firstly, the Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), Mr. Ning Jizhe, paid an official visit to Myanmar late last month. During his formal courtesy call to the Yangon Chief Minister...
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NYDC

Stay Tuned to the details of the Pre-Project Documents

November 22, 2018 The past weeks have been hectic as we approach the final stage of negotiations with China Communications Construction Company Ltd., (CCCC) for the preparation of the Pre-Project Documents (PPD). These documents will pave the way for the first stage of the NYDC Challenge. The detail...
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NYDC

Creating an Efficient and Accessible System of Public Transportation

8 Oct 2018 There has been a lot of press reports and comments on social media questioning the validity of NYDC. Some have questioned whether NYDC is a properly approved entity, whether budget has been approved, or if funds are used appropriately. As the Chief Executive of this company, it is not my ...
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Outcomes from the Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy was held in Yangon, Myanmar, on 4-6 December. The theme of this year's Forum was 'Economic Development and the Rivers of the Greater Mekong', focusing on ways in which economic, environmental and so...
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Australia and Myanmar renew MoU for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - Australia and Myanmar have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management. The MoU was signed by Australia's Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Jeremy Kruse, and Secretary for Myanmar's National Wa...
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