Free Online Training Course for Water Integrity: Principles and Concepts

​ The water crisis is known to everybody. 844 million people around the world lack access to safe reliable drinking water facilities. The critical weaknesses of the water sector (scarcity, equitable distribution, access) can be solved only by providing a more transparent, participatory and accountab...
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Long-term options for the former state-of-the-art sewerage system in Yangon

A team led by IMC Worldwide, including experts from Satec, Royal HaskoningDHV and BAM Nuttall, are leading a detailed asset condition survey of Yangon's downtown sewerage system and will report independent findings to YCDC and Yangon Regional Government. This project is funded by the UK Department f...
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The Water Risk Filter, a free online tool for wastewater assessment

​ When I attended 4 th Water Stewardship meeting organized by WWF Myanmar, I found out an incredible free online tool. You do not need to be a water expert to use it. It is designed to be easy to apply by non-water experts to assess both basin and operational water risk for industry. That's made me ...
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Wrap Up of Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge Engagement Day

  ​Myanmar – Netherlands Water Challenge engagement day was held on 1 August, 2018 at the Dutch. 44 students from 13 different universities joined the event. Wouter Jurgens, the Dutch Ambassador, contributed the opening speech. He underlined the importance of future generation's involvement and...
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Water Stewardship 4th Meeting was kicked off

​ On 24 th of July 2018, the Water Stewardship Working Group organized 4 th working group meeting at WWF-Myanmar Office. The meeting purpose was to update all participants regarding their current water concerns and activities. Moreover, Hannah Baleta introduced a new tool, " Water Risk Filter ", an ...
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​The Alley Garden Project at Doh Eain

This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. 1. Doh Eain Doh Eain is a non-profit organization working for urban cities with volunteers and professionals from different countries. This organization mainly implement in Yangon city, the most crow...
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Waterfront and Heritage Conservation in Yangon Heritage Trust

​ This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. ​Today,we go to the Yangon Heritage Trust for our sections of Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2018.We meet the director and program officer of YHT and interview with them on our main topic "Wat...
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​Water Supply and Sewage System of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)

This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. General Information One of the activities of YCDC is to develop the adequate water supply for Yangon urban region. They can provide water supply for domestic use but the water quality isn't up to dri...
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Finding out Flood risk control in Kandawgyi Lake

​This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. ​Today, we visited Kandawgyi Lake and observed the flood control system and the challenges within. The project leader of the water control system, U Aye Ko, explained about the controls and maneuver...
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Getting to know about River Navigability

 This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. ​ We have visited DWIR for the group assignment of student engagement day. We have discussed about their organization, how they are working and what they are challenging in their field. We have...
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Port Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) at Myanmar Port Authority

This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. As part of Water Challenge Program, we visited one of the key stakeholders in Myanmar port industry, Myanma Port Authority. We met with Dr. Myo Nyein Aye, Deputy General Manager and in charge of Inte...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ana...
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