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
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 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.
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.
Waterways Department was organized and founded in 1972 by combining the Dredging and River Conservancy sections of Department of Marine Administration, Ministry of Transport and Communication and parts of Hydrographic Surveying section of Port Corporation, Ministry of Transport and Communications.
In 1999, the Department was extended and reorganized as the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems.
As the part of cooperation between Myanmar and the Netherland according to the MoU for cooperation in the field of Integrated Water Resources Management signed in May 2013, the second Joint Steering Committee (JSC) between Myanmar and Netherlands was held and Multiannual Working Plan was signed on 17th November 2014 at DWIR office in Yangon, Myanmar. Mr. Peter Heij, NL Competent Authority of the MoU, Director General of the Directorate for Spatial Development and Water Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, handed over the Executive Summary of Myanmar Integrated Water Resources Management Strategic Study “From Vision to Acction” to U Htun Lwin Oo, Myanmar Competent Authority of the MoU, Secretary of National Water Resources Committee - NWRC, Director General of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems, Ministry of Transport.
Element of the Working Programme identified for the cooperation between Myanmar and the Netherlands are -
- IWRM data collection, information and modelling activities;
- Capacity building (Universities and training facilities);
- Knowledge transfer and advice by High Level Expert Team IWRM;
- Strategic study on implementation of IWRM and follow-up activities in Myanmar;
- From identification of possibilities for concrete projects “no regret” to ‘learning by doing projects’.
We design solutions that improve private and public space in Yangon for the benefit of families, the community and the city at large. Key in our model are Yangon’s home-owners and residents, whom we help to become aware of the value and potential of historical, cultural, social and natural assets in the city and whom we make central agents in our design processes in order to ensure local ownership and impact. Four principles are key to our work: 1) local leadership and user-centeredness, 2) Asset-based and creative, 3) ecological sustainability and 4) financial viability.
Doh Eain is registered as a company and as a non-profit. We rely on and apply a diversified set of financing methods, working with clients, loans and grants for revenue generating and non-revenue generating activities.
The Netherlands has demonstrated its capacity to apply its knowledge in the learning–by–doing projects and to develop an Integrated Strategy for the Ayeyarwady Delta. We are also helping to build capacity for the further development of Myanmar. We facilitate student scholarships and apprenticeships for young workers in the field of water management in Myanmar.
Myanmar recognizes Dutch expertise related to water, and the government has specifically requested the Netherlands to assist. The challenges in Myanmar and the Netherlands, both low lying delta’s, are very similar and so is the need for integrated water management in both countries. Many challenges means many opportunities for the Dutch water sector, not only in water management, but also in water sanitation, waste water treatment, drinking water, dredging, port developments, water transport, urban development, water & food, water & energy and water & industries.
More information: https://www.myanmarwaterportal.com/repository/business/21-myanmar-netherlands-magazine.html
Following Cyclone Nargis, a large number of national and international NGOs established the Local Resource Centre (LRC) to assist local communities and civil society groups in the collective effort for relief and rehabilitation. The Burnet Institute led the establishment of LRC in collaboration with a broad partnership of organizations, including World Concern, the HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Capacity Building Initiative (CBI) and Oxfam. LRC was launched on May 15, 2008 to enable better coordination between local and international implementers, advocate on behalf of local groups, ensure access to capacity development services and ultimately strengthen the collaborative response to Cyclone Nargis between local and international organizations. Following the Nargis phase of operation (May 2008 – September 2010), LRC shifted its focus from disaster response to the holistic development of indigenous CSOs. LRC officially registered as a local NGO in May 2012.
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.
The European Commission has proposed the following main sectors for development cooperation with Myanmar/Burma for 2014–2020: Rural Development, Education, Governance and Support to Peace Building. The EU and its Member States are engaged in a process of preparing joint programming of support to Myanmar/Burma for 2014-2020, aligned to the government’s own development planning with their Framework for Economic and Social Reforms (FESR).
We are an Australian Government owned not-for-profit organization. We offer capacity building, modelling tools, technical support services and a community of practice to support integrated water resource management, and water management governance. Our main role is to support the implementation and use of eWater Source as the National Hydrological Modelling Platform in Australia. To that end, our government owners contract us to provide these ‘adoption’ services in support of the Australian Council of Australian Government's (COAG) National Hydrological Modelling Strategy. This includes provision of long term maintenance and improvements to Source, and providing technical support and training.
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 .
FAO in Myanmar sets out seven priorities for collaboration: 1) Increased agricultural production to enhance food security; 2) Improved food safety and quality; 3) Sustainable management of natural resources and the environment; 4) Land use and land management improvements; 5) Human resource development and institutional capacity building; 6) Rural livelihoods improvement; 7) Preparedness for and mitigation of disasters and climate change.
Funded by the Government of Italy, an FAO project is helping to build sustainable small-scale fisheries and aquaculture livelihoods in coastal mangrove ecosystems in the Ayeyarwady Delta. Since 2010, FAO has worked with 20 communities in villages along the Bogale River, supporting local institutions to jointly implement and co-manage sustainable small-scale fisheries and aquaculture ventures. The project has focused on the Ayeyarwady Delta partly because of the heavy exploitation of fishery resources in that area and also to support populations still rebuilding their livelihoods after Cyclone Nargis in 2008.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies.
GGGI supports its member governments to achieve the commitments expressed under the Paris Climate Agreement, and their Sustainable Development Goal targets.
GGGI works with in-country governments across Ministries and Departments as a trusted and neutral advisor to explore the value of green growth opportunities in the context of the country’s own growth and development goals.
GGGI’s objective in Myanmar is to strengthen the government’s institutional framework for NDC implementation by assessing green growth potential and priorities, and developing necessary tools and capacity.
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.
Greenovator is a social entreprise launched on the 1st of May 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. It was founded by three core members that all graduated from the same alma mater at Yezin Agricultural University. All three of them share a passion and commitment in promoting sustainable agricultural production, the use of natural resources and environment conservation.
Our values describe what Greenovator really means and our values themselves are the brand of Ours.
(1) Accountability: Our actions and words make us.
(2) Creativity: We will always try to see what the others do not.
(3) Quality: Our quality is our life, success and everything. We will always keep our services and products in the highest quality.
HydroNumerics Pty Ltd was founded in 2010 to deliver innovative engineering services that support proactive management of water resources using technologies generated from two decades of research and development. Our team has extensive experience delivering services to local and international clients across the globe. We deliver software and services to utility, government, consultant, academic and industry clients across the globe and nurture relationships that provide lasting value to their business.
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities. The Institute offers a unique combination of applied, scientific and participatory research in water engineering combined with natural sciences, social sciences and management and governance. IHE Delft carries out educational, research and capacity development activities that complement and reinforce each other in the broad fields of water engineering, water management, environment, sanitation, and governance.
In Myanmar, IHE Delft has been actively involved in capacity building, collaborating with academia and government. On 2017, it organized the Alumni Refresher Course on ‘Urban and Rural Polder Development in Coastal Areas: Impact of Climate Change and Land Subsidence on Food Security and Environmental Integrity’ in partnership with Myanmar Maritime University (MMU) and the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
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.
IWT is a state owned enterprise under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Union of Myanmar, operating the functions on transportation in inland waterways. IWT is performing the following main functions: (1) Operating passenger cum cargo transport along the navigable waterways of Delta areas, the Ayeyarwady river, the Chindwin river and rivers in Mon, Karean and Rakhine states in Myanmar (2) Operating ferry services at major river crossing points for the convenient transport of vehicles.
The Ayeyarwady Delta is a very complex and vulnerable system, facing impacts of climate change and future socio-economic developments. Myanmar and the Netherlands are working step by step together in the development of an Integrated Ayeyarwady Delta Strategy (IADS).
International Centre for Environmental Management is an award-winning independent technical service centre that assists government, private sector and communities to define and implement policies for sustainable development. ICEM operates through a core of specialists in biodiversity conservation, climate change, water resources management, strategic environmental assessment, and environmental and social economics. In Myanmar, ICEM is currently involved in AIRBM Project, State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA), Package 5 – Sectoral Development.
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.