Rain - Water Poem Series 1

Rain  When soft breezes blow Rare fragrance spreads From the saga flowers Growing on the not far-off Mountain of the Giant's Palace. Dark becomes the horizon Enveloping us from the south in gloom. Melancholy assails my heart. Oh, Rain God, do not cause us sorrow! Do not cause us sorrow, Rain do...
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Supporting Early Flood Preparedness in Myanmar

The fact sheet and infographic explains SERVIR-Mekong's collaboration with Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief & Resettlement utilizes geospatial technology to improve annual flood preparedness.   Fact Sheet (2.1MB) Infographic (1.1MB) Sou...
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Yangon City Charette of the UKFCO Global Future Cities Programme

​ Yangon faces a number of inseparable challenges, while the different sectors in the city are starting to approach them as also deeply interrelated. Despite the recent growing interest internationally in the city, rapid urbanisation, coupled with challenging urban legislative frameworks mean that f...
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Socio-Economic Master Plan Public Report

  We are proud to release the summary of our Socio-Economic Master Plan (SEMP) for the New Yangon City. The aim of the SEMP is to serve as a guide for the next phases of development and administration. The purpose of the SEMP is: To identify the value proposition for New Yangon To undertake eco...
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Reflection of open seminar on Bago Sub-basin Management Plan

​ ​Bago Sub-basin Management Plan was introduced into public on September 20th, 2018. Since it was introduced as in open seminar, Bago Regional Government, Forest Department, Environmental Conservation Department, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System and Irrigation and Wate...
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The River Basin Management Approach - A Pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin Area

​The  Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan was presented on 20 September, 2018. On behalf of NIVA, the Norwegian Institute for Water  Research, Ingrid Nesheim presented on how the project came into existence. The Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan bring...
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Establishment of flood damage function models: A case study in the Bago River Basin, Myanmar

Shelly Win, Win Win Zin, Akiyuki Kawasaki, Zin Mar Lar Tin San Department of Civil Engineering, Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar. Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.  Abstract This paper derives flood damage function models based on the relati...
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Assessment on the National Water Policy of Myanmar

​The National Water Policy of Myanmar is summarized and briefly assessed with the following headings as per original report. The National Water Policy goal is to apply IWRM for sustainable development. The policy covers 2 broad areas such as (1) water resources management and (2) water res...
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Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018 – 2030)

The Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP) is the expression of our national development vision – a vision that finds resonance in the global sustainable development agenda. Genuine development will only come to Myanmar if, and only if, all these plans move harmoniously and coher...
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Chindwin Futures

​Geographical focus ​ ​Chindwin River Basin ​ ​Project name ​ ​Chindwin Futures ​ ​Partners ​ ​Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in collaboration Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) and other organizations from Myanmar and Mekong regional experts and other organizations ​ ​Funder ...
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Integrated Assessment of Groundwater Use for Improving Livelihoods in the Dry Zone of Myanmar

This report is part of a broader study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), in collaboration with the National Engineering and Planning Services (NEPS), and Myanmar Marketing Research and Development (MMRD) Research Services, under the 'Sustainable 2 management of water ...
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Chindwin Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The Chindwin Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (CBES) project will assess the potential impacts of development and climate change on livelihoods and biodiversity within three key biodiversity hotspots in the Chindwin River Basin. CBES aims to support policy-makers in making comprehensive basin dev...
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Chindwin River Basin Organization (Chindwin RBO)

The Chindwin RBO is envisaged to serve as a mechanism for integrated water resources management, ensuring environmentally and socially sustainable  development in this vital river basin.   The Chindwin River is the biggest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. The health of the...
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Water Quality Monitoring in the Chindwin River Basin

​The main objectives of the Chindwin River water quality study were to build capacity of local stakeholders in water quality monitoring, to understand the current status of water quality, and to support local government agencies in developing a water quality management and monitoring strategy for th...
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Community River Health Monitoring - Ayeyarwady and Thanlwin River: Baseline Survey

Project -  The Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MHRI) project focuses on Myanmar's two iconic rivers: the  Ayeyarwady, a "working river" at the heart of Myanmar's national prosperity; and the Thanlwin, a  transboundary river with large potential for development, shared with China an...
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