The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmar

A symposium and technical workshop - The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmar was held on 15th August 2018 at Inya Lake hotel by WWF Myanmar. U Cho Cho, chairman of NWRC Advisory Group and Professor Dr. Khin Than Yu, pro-rector of Yangon Technological University gave an opening and w...

The Water Risk Filter, a free online tool for wastewater assessment

When I attended 4th 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 fas...

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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Introducing Free-Flowing Rivers Methodology in Myanmar

On 12th 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. Lateral...

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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 B...

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. MK30: Capacity building and professional develop...

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 prog...

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 th...

​Background of Myanmar Water Professional

We have made an interview with Pan Ei Ei Phyo, one of the alumni of Holland Water Challenge, who is currently studying in Germany. She is attending postgraduate course of water resource engineering and management in University of Stuttgart. Background During her undergraduate, she studied port and h...

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...