Mangrove restoration, a critical challenge for increasing resilience in Myanmar

With the collaboration of the Netherlands Embassy in Myanmar and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Myanmar, the virtual workshop for the scope of the study on mangrove restoration and increasing resilience in the Ayeyarwady delta was held on 24th September 2020. The workshop was conducted to Present ...

Is Our Inle Lake Healthy? - Thoughts of Inle lake ecosystem

In this article, you will find out the current situations of Inle lake ecosystem and its environmental challenges, and why Inle lake is needed to be saved. Back in August, I was volunteering as a language teacher in a village called Le Pyin Taung which is near the Inle lake and luckily I have got a ...

Is Water Enough To Drink just by Purifying?

"ACCESS TO SAFE & CLEAN WATER IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT." WATER AND OUR DAILY LIFE Have you ever wondered how important water is?Whenever we think about how much matter is water and where it has been being used, we could definitely find that our daily activities, from personal use to even manufactu...

Interview with a postdoctoral scholar at Kyoto University – research findings and experience on organic waste management in Mandalay

"We are trying to control the quantity of faecal sludge by monitoring the collecting trucks on (1) where they are heading, (2) how much amount of sludge is on them and (3) the starting time and the route of the trucks by installing weight sensors and GPS tracking based on IoT technology," by Author ...

International Experts support University of Yangon towards Accreditation of new BSc Water Studies program

For 5 days in a row, staffs of the Environment and Water Studies (EWS) department of the University of Yangon and a team of academics from the Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, Japan and the U.S. met online to finalize the curriculum of the new Bachelor of Water Studies. This curriculum design worksho...

Summary and Dialogue of Episode 2 - Let's Talks about Chindwin River Basin Organization in Myanmar

On 7th of August, 2020, Myanmar Water Portal broadcast the "Let's Talk About Water – Talk show". Episode 2 with guest speakers, Dr. Win Maung from Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI), Ma May Thazin Aung and Ma Than Htway Lwin from Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI – Asia). A regular host, Kyaw Ny...

“If we don’t know the true value of water, water will show the value itself” – Interview with a S.A.E from Mandalay City Development Committee

Aye Aye Khaing is a Sub Assistant Engineer (S.A.E) at Water & Sanitation Department under Mandalay City Development Committee since 2012 and her core task is at the Procurement and Maintenance Section. She attended the International Executive Master programme (Management of Urban Water Supply an...

A Young Water Engineer Shared Tips and Tricks of studying in Australia

This week we arranged an interview section with Ko Aung Kyaw Kyaw who studied Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Water) in Monash University, Australia by the Australian Award Scholarship Program. In this article, he shared his experience of how he applies for a scholarship, and precious tips for...

ရန်ကုန်မြို့ရှိ မိုးရေစုဆောင်းသော ပုရွက်ဆိတ်များ

"မိုးရေကိုကြိုစုထားမယ်ဆိုရင် ရာသီဥတုပူတဲ့နွေရာသီရောက်ရင် ရေပြတ်မှာ စိတ်မပူရတော့ဘူးပေါ့"  ရန်ကုန်မြို့သာကေတမြို့နယ်တွင်နေထိုင်သော အသက်၇၇နှစ်အရွယ်ရှိ ဒေါ်ခင်အေးကြူ ဆောင်းတွင်းအတွက် အစားအစာတွေကိုကြိုးကြိုးစားစား ကြိုတင်စုဆောင်းနေတဲ့ ပုရွက်ဆိတ်လေးအကြောင်းကို ပြောပြထားတဲ့ "ပုရွက်ဆိတ်နှင့် နှံကောင်" ...

Solving water scarcity making good use of the available structures and conditions in central dry zone of Myanmar

"If the reservoir harvests rainwater to its full capacity, it can supply water not only to Kula village but also to the neighboring villages" by U Maung Maung Oo, a lead advocate of Natural Green Alliance (N.G.A)  24 July 2020 - Local knowledge is the main asset that can contribu...

အချက်အလက်ပြရုပ်ပုံ - ရေရှည် ဖွံ့ဖြိုးတိုးတက်မှု အတွက်‌‌ မြေအောက်ရေ၏ အရေးပါမှု

"ရေရှည် ဖွံ့ဖြိုးတိုးတက်မှု အတွက်‌‌ မြေအောက်ရေ၏ အရေးပါမှု" အချက်အလက်ပြရုပ်ပုံကားချပ်သည် the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) မှ ပါ၀င်သော အဖွဲ့အစည်းများမှ အချက်အလက်များကို ကူညီထားပါတယ်။ ၁၉၅၀ ခုနှစ်က တစ်ကမ္ဘာလုံးဆိုင်ရာ မြေအောက်ရေ အလွန်အကျွံ ထုတ်ယူသုံးစွဲမှု အဖြစ်က...

Phase 1 - Drainage Intervention - Thaketa Climate Adaptation Project

13 July 2020 – We were very happy to see that the community is already taking its own initiatives to reduce the impact of flooding. Over the past months, the Ward Officer of Ward 5 undertook to upgrade and restore a large part of the drainage network in his neighborhood, removing sediment, cleaning,...

Phase 1 - Rainwater Harvesting Interventions - Thaketa Climate Adaptation Project

10 July 2020 – Our local team finished the installation of rainwater harvesting systems in 4 different locations in Thaketa township, Yangon. Through these 4 initial interventions, we aim to make the first steps in engaging the community with rainwater harvesting and educate them about how collectin...

Summary and Dialogues of Episode 1 - Let's Talks about Farmer-led Water Sharing System in Myanmar

On 26th of June, 2020, Myanmar Water Portal has initiated Let's Talk About Water – Talk show Episode 1 with guest speakers, Dr. Petra Schmitter and Sanjiv de Silva from International Water Management Institute (IWMI) – Myanmar. Hosted by Kyaw Nyunt Linn, a communication manager of The Water Agency, ...

Ants in Yangon Saving Rainwater

"If we save it in time, we don't have to be concerned about water shortage during summer, when the heat is intense" by Daw Khin Aye Kyu, 77-year-old, who lives in Tharketa, Yangon We all know the famous fable about The Ant and the Grasshopper, telling us the story of the hardworking ant that collect...