The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading institute for basic and applied research on marine and freshwaters. The institute’s research comprises a wide array of environmental, climatic and resource-related fields. NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. We combine research, monitoring, evaluation, problem-solving and advisory services at international, national and local levels.
The long term development goal of the project “IWRM - Institutional Building and Training” which is collaboration between NIVA and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) is to contribute significantly to the implementation of well-functioning Integrated Water Resources Management at the national level in Myanmar. The Irrigation, Water Utilization and Management Department (IWUMD) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) under the Ministry of Transport are members of the steering group of the project together with MONREC.
The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research organization that has worked with environment and development issues from local to global policy levels for a quarter of a century. SEI works to shift policy and practice towards sustainability.
- International – SEI is distributed across nine locations around the world, works locally, regionally and globally, and has a diverse international staff.
- Trusted – both policy-makers and the academic community recognize SEI as an independent and non-partisan institute.
- Credible – SEI’s research is objective, and supported by a rigorous system of internal and external peer review.
- Integrated – only joined-up research can solve joined-up problems. SEI places a strong emphasis on making connections across the natural, physical, and social sciences, allowing us to approach sustainability challenges from new angles and offer robust and insightful policy advice.
The Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge is an exciting program in which university students and young professionals are invited to investigate key water problems in their own country and cooperate with professionals experts to develop their own ideas and solutions. The program specifically appeals to the interests, skills and capabilities of young people and challenges them to apply their own original and independent thinking.
The Myanmar Water Hub is the gateway to the Myanmar water sector. Operating from Yangon – and its representative offices in the Netherlands, Singapore and Brisbane – the Myanmar Water Hub provides high-impact services that support its members to be successful in developing partnerships and business opportunities in Myanmar.
Some of the services we offer include partner identification, market intelligence, business development, meetings & events, trade missions, project support, local representation, exhibitions, government relations, media and advertising.
For more information about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Email: [email protected]
Tel/WA: Frodo van Oostveen, +95 (0)9423793908
Founded in 2009, James Davidson Architect (JDA) is a Brisbane based architectural studio which intimately links design practice, research consultancy and community development activities. Our work encompasses a diversity of project scales ranging from boutique residential to larger institutional projects, building in particular on the practice’s collective expertise in all areas of architecture ranging from one-off residential projects through to multi-res, interiors, cultural/public buildings and urban design.
We have a history of community engagement, including previously leading the Queensland office of Emergency Architects Australia and becoming deeply involved in their 2011 flood relief activities which continues to inform our urban design and residential practice work. The practice is a leader in innovative architectural approaches to practice and design with a focus on flooding and climate change adaptation having completed a range of experimental flood resilient houses in Brisbane. We have also recently completed a number of projects internationally.
Nuffic is the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. It is an independent, non-profit organisation based in The Hague, the Netherlands. Nuffic plays an important role in fostering international cooperation in education between the Netherlands and other countries.
Nuffic is part of the Dutch education field. Its goal is to support Dutch institutions and the Dutch government in internationalisation activities. The focus of its service lies in the Netherlands, even though its mission extends beyond that. Nuffic cooperates with foreign partners, institutions and governments. The organisation dedicates itself primarily to the Dutch knowledge economy, but at the same time it stimulates capacity building in developing countries.
The project “Capacity building in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) inMyanmar” is funded by Nuffic and implemented by TU Delft, Unesco-IHE and Deltares and will be half way in August 2017. In those first 2 years’ staff of two universities (YTU and MMU) are strengthened, curricula and courses of the universities in Water Resources Engineering are adapted and new type of educational methods are introduced. This capacity building project is being conducted parallel with other projects of the Dutch water sector in Myanmar.
The Young Expert Programmes consist of YEP Water and YEP Agrofood. The main goal of both programmes is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the Water & Agrofood sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.
The Young Expert Programmes are open to Dutch Young Experts and Local Young Experts from any of the eligible countries. There is a difference in the selection process for both. Local Young Experts apply by approaching Dutch organisations, who conduct their own selection process, and Dutch Young Experts apply when new vacancies are posted online.
Impact Terra is a fast growing start-up technology company. We at Impact Terra develop and implement mobile solutions for farmers, agribusinesses and other agricultural stakeholders. Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of rural population and improve food security and safety.
We use smartphones and our proprietary mobile app platform to support millions of farmers, retailers, and other users in their daily business and information requirements. As Myanmar is leapfrogging from no to full connectivity and 100% smartphone use, we believe we can have an incredible positive impact on the lives of millions of people. We work with NGOs, CSOs and other parties to provide users with the information they need.
Our Golden Paddy platform (“Shwe Thee Nhan”) provides users with an easy-to-use visual interface and real-time and targeted content such as weather forecast, input product prices, crop market prices, product information, farming best practices, news, risk announcements, financing and more. Currently Golden Paddy operates through three different channels; a mobile application, mobile website and Facebook page.
VanderSat is a leading global provider of commercial high‑resolution soil moisture data, products and services. VanderSat provides the highest resolution, cost-effective and information-rich soil moisture data in the world. With daily observations you can make better, more informed decisions at any scale - whether you are monitoring crops, predicting the weather, performing predictive analysis, or preventing forest fires. We deliver key input at an unprecedented scale.
VanderSat is one of the collaborators of the Partners for Water project of VPdelta in Myanmar called “Leapfrogging Delta Management in Myanmar . Showcasing smart information solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta”.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise that supports the German government in international cooperation for sustainable development via technical advice and capacity development. The GIZ operates in more than 130 countries and employs approximately 17,000 staff members worldwide.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ has resumed its activities in Myanmar in 2012 in the area of sustainable economic development. GIZ activities include three projects on a) Private Sector Development, b) Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and c) Financial Sector Development.
Akvo is a not-for-profit foundation that creates open source, internet and mobile software and sensors. We work with people improving infrastructure and services, for disadvantaged populations.
We focus on making international development and country governance more effective, transparent and collaborative.
Around the world, we help our partners act to improve the management of water, sanitation, agriculture, health, energy, education and the environment.
Several partners of the project “Leapfrogging Delta Management in Myanmar” are making use of the Akvo services, such as the 'Akvo Flow' and 'Akvo Caddisfly' to collect field data about the water quality of the river Ayeryawaddy."
FBLN Myanmar is a network of scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and farmers exchanging knowledge on flood-based livelihood systems (FBLS), contributing to the productivity of FBLS in the country and working on bringing FBLS to the mainstream of education and policy. It is also a subsidiary of the Flood-Based Livelihoods Network (FBLN) Foundation. The Network invites partners in the agriculture and water sector to work together to improve FBLS by improving practices related to water distribution, water rights, soil moisture retention and soil fertility, new crops and fisheries, and conflict mitigation mechanisms. The Flood-Based Livelihoods Network is currently supported by IFAD, European Commision, World Agroforestry Centre and FAO .
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.
IFC fosters sustainable economic growth in Myanmar by financing and mobilizing capital for private sector projects. We help create jobs by supporting infrastructure projects with an initial focus on the power and telecommunications sectors. We advise the government on business reforms to improve the investment climate and access to finance so that businesses can grow.
Since IFC re-engaged with Myanmar in August 2012, our portfolio has grown to include numerous investment and advisory projects, mainly in the infrastructure and banking sectors. IFC looks for sustainable projects that yield financial returns for investors while paying development dividends for the people of Myanmar.
CDR International is a fully independent coastal, river and port engineering and consultancy firm having its roots in the Netherlands. CDR stands for Coasts, Deltas and Rivers, the environment and field of our expertise in broadest sense. CDR is focusing on project development, management, design and engineering services in particular in the marine and maritime sector worldwide.
Our services cover the range of project idea development, (bankable) feasibility studies, detailed mathematical modelling and design studies to supervision during the construction phase. Together with our specialist partners we also provide for hydraulic and morphological numerical modelling studies, topographic, hydrographic and geotechnical surveys and investigation campaigns, physical model testing of marine structures and third party value engineering and design review.
In Myanmar, CDR is currently providing design support and Value Engineering for Yangon Offshore Fixed Pilot Station (YOFPS) project. CDR is also involved in AIRBM (Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management) project, responsible for planning of overall project objectives and design of river training works, dredging and associated mathematical modelling studies for the Mandalay corridor.
The first global environmental consultancy to establish operations in Myanmar, Ramboll Environ has been delivering high-end solutions and advice to clients throughout Asia for more than 25 years. Recent changes in Myanmar have led to an emerging regulatory framework aimed at ensuring environmental protection and sustainable development. Our in-country and regional experts provide critical support to clients as they establish operations in the country.
We offer a comprehensive array of strategic and technical consulting services to help clients assess and manage the environmental, health, safety and sustainability issues associated with their activities and products across a broad range of commercial sectors including mining, oil and gas, agri-business, transportation, manufacturing and energy generation and distribution.
Due to the need for more smart data measurements and analyses to be able to adequately choose the most sustainable solutions for water and resource management, Ministry of Transport and Communication (MOTC), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) are working together with TU Delft and the partners of VPdelta to jointly develop smart ways to collect these data. The project called “Leapfrogging Delta Management in Myanmar” was initiated by TU Delft, FutureWater and HKV Consultants, and funded under the Partners for Water program by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
In response to the request of the NWRC in Myanmar and the interest of Dutch innovative enterprises, the project’s main aim is to extend the current work in the Bago-Sittaung to the whole Ayeyarwady Delta in accordance with the agreement between the Myanmar and Dutch governments. The aim is to test and demonstrate innovative smart information solutions in the Delta and disseminate the results widely. Coalitions are created around specific information products (e.g. rainfall, erosion, subsidence). In each coalition, partners work on innovative monitoring: to combine remote sensing, ground data collection with modelling techniques.
The results of the project will be presented in an online platform to disseminate the products and services to a local and international audience. Throughout the entire project Dutch and Myanmar experts and young professionals will work together (learning-by-doing) and dissemination and training will be organized.
The collaborators of the project are: Myanmar National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), MOTC, DWIR, MOALI, MONREC, Irrigation Technology Center (Bago), Yangon Technological University, Myanmar Maritime University, VPdelta, TU Delft, Disdrometrics, FutureWater, Akvo, SHORE Monitoring & Research, Mobile Water Management, HKV Lijn in Water, SkyGeo, Wavedroid, VanderSat.
Eijkelkamp Soil & Water makes a difference worldwide by developing, producing and delivering solutions for soil and water projects. Eijkelkamp Soil & Water is involved in soil and water projects worldwide within the themes Land Degradation, Food Security, Urbanization, Pollution, Land Development and Natural Resources. We also provide solutions that make sustainable water and soil management easier. The product range of Eijkelkamp Soil & Water contains environmental research equipment, monitoring services, (online) information systems and specialized sonic drilling and sampling equipment.
Proximity Designs is an award-winning, social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar. We design and deliver affordable, income-boosting products and services that complement the entrepreneurial spirit of rural families. Founded in 2004, our products and services have improved the lifestyles, and boosted the incomes of over 250,000 rural people across the country. To reach scale, and maximize impact, we apply a business model, and design thinking, to our mission. We believe this to be the most sustainable, and effective way of helping people gets more money. And that’s ultimately what we want, more money in the pockets of the rural poor, for them to decide what to do with.
Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. We do this by offering qualified services in the fields of consulting engineering, environmental technology and architecture. Sweco is established in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Poland and Turkey. Sweco carries out tens of thousands of projects in some 70 countries worldwide to ensure clean water, efficient infrastructure and sustainable energy solutions.
In Myanmar, Sweco is involved in carrying out a joint preliminary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) together with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) for Bagan River Beautification project.
VEI is an international water operator from the Netherlands, helping water companies in developing and transition countries to expand their capability and to professionalize their operations. For example, by improving NRW management and water operations, by setting up stable financial processes or by creating a better infrastructure.
VEI is a cooperation between the two largest water companies of the Netherlands: Vitens and Evides Waterbedrijf. These are the shareholders of VEI and provide us with human capital: Dutch water experts who take their knowledge and share it with their colleagues abroad.
DHI is an international software development and engineering consultant firm which specializes in hydraulic and hydrological modeling software. While independent, DHI is associated with the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (da) and maintains a partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme focused on management of water resources. DHI has about 30 offices throughout the world with software development centres in Singapore, Hørsholm, and Denmark.
Our expertise spans across all water environments — from rivers and reservoirs, to oceans and coastlines, to cities and factories. We have a 50-year track record in developing and implementing solutions that meet real-life challenges in water environments world over. So whether you need to save water, share it fairly, improve its quality, quantify its impact or manage its flow, we can help.
Myint & Associates Offshore Supply Base Ltd. ( M&AOSB ) is a subsidiary of Myint & Associates Co. Ltd and a member of the MPRL E&P Group of Companies. It is the first privately owned Myanmar company to conduct business as a service contractor in the oil & gas sector of Myanmar since 1989. Since its foundation, M&AOSB has proven itself to be a leading service provider and a specialist service contractor for a broad range of services specifically tailored for international oil companies and their main contractors operating in Myanmar. M&AOSB is developing a worldclass offshore supply base in Nga Yoke Kaung.
Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.
We work with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options.
We seek a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. We envision a world where water and energy needs are met without degrading nature or increasing poverty, and where people have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Based in four continents, our staff has expertise in big dams, energy and water policy, climate change, and international financial institutions. We support partner organizations and dam-affected people by providing advice, training and technical assistance, and advocating on their behalf with governments, banks, companies and international agencies. The focus of our work is in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business is an initiative to encourage responsible business activities throughout Myanmar. The Centre is a joint initiative of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). Based in Yangon, it aims to provide a trusted, impartial forum for dialogue, seminars, and briefings to relevant parties as well as access to international expertise and tools. The Centre facilitates dialogue and processes aimed at building national and local capacity and partnerships on business and human rights related issues. MCRB has also undertaken research and published sector-wide impact assessments on the oil and gas, tourism, and information and communications technologies (ICT) sectors.