Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Cartoon Book

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​This cartoon book is published by Myanmar Water Partnership (MmWP) supported by Global Water Partnership. It explains the importance of water resources in the world, how they exist, their different types of usages, and the water challenges in these days. In the end, why we need to preserve the water resources is shown clearly to spread out the word till grass-root level in local community. 

Cartoon drawn by Pa Pa Shwe Sin Kyaw from Irrigation Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD).

Short interview with the cartoonist

Why do people need to know IWRM? 

​To establish a successful and sustainable water resources management system, we have to firstly build a well-organized integration between all levels of stakeholders and watershed planner or decision makers. This is a first important step for all upcoming strategies and implementations. That is why the IWRM approach is a quite suitable method so far and people need to understand it and should be able to apply it too.

Why would you like to show IWRM in cartoon?

Cartoon method is simple but a very effective way to get people's attention and can deliver any messages you want to give to them. So I use cartoons to distribute IWRM messages to people.

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Sep 2018 - Tsukuba University, Tsukuba city, Japan

Master of Environmental Sciences (Graduated)

Apr 2003 - Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Graduated)


Jan 2005 – June 2015 - Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Yangon, Myanmar - Sub-Assistant Engineer (Civil)

I have been working on maintenance management and supervision of dam projects implemented in Yangon Region.

July 2015 – Present - Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Yangon, Myanmar -Assistant Engineer (Staff Officer) (Design Branch)

I am participating in design team for design and formulation, hydrological modeling and hydraulics designs for irrigation projects, flood protection and water resources management projects. I am currently working on hydrological safety of dams and reservoirs.

Other experiences

I am a draft man of my design branch so that I have been using AutoCAD and drawing the working drawings of irrigation structures for about 8 years of my work-life.

In my master degree course, I have been applying 1 dimensional Hydrological model such as SWAT, HEC-HMS and RAS models.

I have little knowledge about Google Earth Engine and Python.

In my free times, I sketch or draw cartoons and portraits as it is my childhood hobby and relaxation.

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