Recent Investors Concerned About Reliability of Contracts Signed with Governments

  The dramatic political winds of change that swept across Malaysia last month were a reminder of the inherent political risk for any investments. Such risk may be amplified when the new government does not uphold the decisions of the previous one – newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad...
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Chief Minister of Yangon visited The Netherlands

7 June 18 - To strengthen the ongoing water collaboration between Myanmar and The Netherlands the Chief Minister of Yangon Region, H.E. Phyo Min Thein visited The Netherlands this week with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Environment and Forest, H.E. U Han Htoon and the Minister of Elec...
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Identification of flood prone areas using satellites

​06 June 18 -  Inundated land can be a blessing or a curse. In the case of irrigated agriculture, controlled inundation is wanted and needed to maximize productivity of the land. Floods are among the world's most common and most damaging natural hazards. Therefore, inundation mapping can h...
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Apply now! Social Media Executive

  Social Media Executive with designing skills The Water Agency is a network orchestrator for the international water sector. We build and develop networks of water professionals around the world. Activating these networks, we create unique value by connecting people and organisations, facilita...
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Apply now! Young Water Professional Programme

​ This is a great opportunity for those who are under 30 and hold a B.E (Civil, Chemical, EC, Port & Harbor, River & Coastal, IT), B.Sc. (Computer Science & any science combination), LLB, B.Ag. , B.Sc. (Forestry) and Master's degree in above subjects. It is an opportunity to be a young w...
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Delivering a Competitive and Equitable Rate of Return

​ Delivering a Competitive and Equitable Rate of Return Frontier markets are high-growth, but are also among the smallest, least mature and least liquid economies. These markets are not developed enough to enter the 'emerging' stage but are growing rapidly and attracting ambitious investors. However...
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Wrap up of Myanmar Community of Practice

28 May 18 - The Water Agency has launched the first Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP), collaborated with YCDC engineering department of water and sanitation on 24 May 2018. Over 50 participants from various organization, including YCDC, MWP, NEPS, MMU, WWF, Wateraid and My...
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Towards a Safe, Smart, Clean and Liveable Yangon

​ The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) publishes an annual Global Liveability Ranking which ranks 140 cities for their urban quality of life. The cities are scored based on five categories -- stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. Our hope is that one day Yan...
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Griffith expertise improving vital fresh water management in SE Asia

24 May 18 -  Nowhere else in the world is there a greater need for investment to address water management issues than the Indo-Pacific region, and especially SE Asia. The region represents the confluence of outstanding freshwater biodiversity values, high societal dependence on fisheries (and o...
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Ayeyarwady River and Myanmar Economy

​24 May 18 -   Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River is both unique and special. It is one of the largest free-flowing rivers in Southeast Asia. There is just one other river with this title, the Thanlwin or Salween River, which also traverses Myanmar's undulating landscapes. Although the river is "f...
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10 Things You Should Know About Myanmar's Strategic Environmental Assessment

​22 May 2018 -  This week, IFC released the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Hydropower Sector Final Report for stakeholders to review and provide their concluding feedback . Circulated among a diverse pool of individuals — from non-governmental and civil society organizations to...
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How to keep the lid on flooding

​ Myanmar is facing the onset of the approaching monsoon season with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology warning of potential storms as the monsoon season nears. Whenever the rainy season hits upon us, we would hear constant laments on the conditions of our city's drainage system. As a city ...
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Coastal areas need balance between development and conservation

​17 May 18 -  Vice President U Myint Swe has called for negotiation and cooperation between development and conservation groups when infrastructure is built in coastal areas and in other parts of the country. He made the remark in his address at the fourth meeting of the national level Central ...
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Summary of the Final workshop of the Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scenarios initiative

​ Last week CSIRO supported by eWater , WaterAid , ICEM and HIC, Australian Water Partnership held the final workshop of the Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scenarios initiative. The Scoping study has used the Ayeyarwady SOURCE model to undertake a rapid sensitivity analysis of the Ayeyarwady basin to ...
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Development could hurt Ayeyarwady River: environmentalists

​ 10 May 18 -  Environmentalists and conservationists have warned that unbridled economic development along the Ayeyarwady River could cause irreversible harm to its ecosystem. "Damage has been done to some extent to the river's ecosystem by urban development and economic expansion. We need to ...
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