River Flood Analysis and Modelling - Interview with Myanmar Delegates

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water facility in the world. The institute offers not only master and PhD Programs but also short courses. Among what is offered, we would like to do an interview series with IHE-Delft Short Course candidates from Myanmar....

Young Expert Program’s Interview Series: May Thet Kyaw

" We (MDF) is focuing on the abilities of people. Working in MDF is the same as functioning in the YEP program " by Author Are you familiar with the Young Expert Program (YEP) in Myanmar? In Myanmar, there are currently active international and local young players called YEPpers, who are dedicated t...

Young Expert Program’s Interview Series: Pyae Phyo Kyaw

" As a change agent, my mission is to improve the overall performance of the local water utility" by Author Are you familiar with the Young Expert Programme (YEP) in Myanmar? In Myanmar, there are currently (13) active international and local young players called YEPpers who are dedicated to work in...

Water Leadership Guest Lecture For Future Myanmar

On 28th of March, TransformationFirst.Asia and The Water Agency organized a lecture for emerging water leaders at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Yangon. Myanmar is developing its water sector with increasing support from international partners and is keen to empower a new generatio...

“Everyone wants to build innovative high-rise infrastructure but I prefer to renovate the existing water supply” says Honda Y.E.S awardee

Phyoe Wae Hein won the Honda Young Engineer and Scientist's (YES) Award with a water-related idea in 2018. The Honda Y.E.S award program was introduced in Myanmar in 2014 and is quite renowned among six engineering universities supported by Honda foundation. Phyoe Wae is one of the final year studen...

Working towards a Resilient Yangon, uncovering the water needs and challenges in Thaketa township

Since October 2018 a coalition of Dutch water organisations is working together in the 'Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon' (UWLY) program to support the Yangon Regional Government in Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges. The UWLY program, to run for three years as part of the Dutch Go...

"Wastes....how it can affect the human and entire community," A Ph.D student from Mahidol University shared her motive

Tin Marlar Thein, a Ph.D student from Mahidol University shared her experience during her undergraduate study and postgraduate study. She is currently attending the doctorate study of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering in Mahidol University. She explained why she chose Environmental and W...

A different view on the Royal Lake – uncovering the ecosystem services of the Kandawgyi Lake area

Early Sunday morning, 8.30am – the first persons are arriving. We are gathering for the very first study tour of 2019: a walking tour exploring the surroundings of Kandawgyi Lake. A group of 25 participants of different backgrounds joined us to learn more about the role and the ecosystem of the lake...

The Gyo Phyu Pipeline and his companions - A Renovation Project of Pipeline

The idea is not to promote our company but to promote collaboration by Raphael Monnier We made an interview with Raphael Monnier who is the co-founder of Yangon-based architecture and design company Blue Temple. He shared his thoughts and visions about renovation of Gyo Phyu pipeline. Monn...

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...

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...

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 sh...

Meeting with Myanmar Purified Drinking Water Association about groundwater extraction

U Ye Htut, Chairman of Myanmar Purified Drinking Water Association, speaks about the story of the association, the objectives and the current activities in Myanmar. He provided me of information and profile of the association and tried to elaborate more about its activities in Myanmar. Myanmar Purif...

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...

Reflections and personal experiences during 3-day training course of user-friendly application – RainMyanmar

On December 5-7, I went to the satellite-based remote sensing training at Yangon Technological University (YTU). The training course is for 3 days and is organised by FutureWater, VanderSat and HKV companies, organized in partnership with TU Delft and within the "Leapfrogging Delta Management in Mya...