Since 2015 an innovative group of Dutch & Myanmar partners are working on demonstrating innovative ways of monitoring and data collection in the Myanmar water sector. During the launch of the program Dr. Zaw Lwin Tun, Director of the Irrigation Department said that "the researchers united in the Partners for Water Project have provided concrete solutions that we need, not just a paper report." The Myanmar Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Transport have expressed the need for more smart data measurements and analyses to be able to adequately choose the most sustainable solutions for their water and resource management. The ministries are working together with TU Delft and partners of VPdelta to jointly develop smart ways to collect these data.
The Partners for Water project of VPdelta in Myanmar is called: "Leapfrogging Delta Management in Myanmar. Showcasing smart information solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta" (2017-2019), a follow up on the learning-by-doing project Bago-Sittaung Integrated Water System Analysis (2015-2016). The collaborators are: Myanmar National Water Resources Committee (NWCR). Ministry of Transport and Communication, Department of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Irrigation Department, Irrigation Technology Center (ITC Bago), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, 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.
On Monday the 19th of March 2018, a demo session took place with VP Delta / TU Delft lead partner, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River systems (DWIR) in Yangon. During the demonstration session entrepreneurs and researchers of Shore Monitoring, Skygeo, HKV lijn in water, Future Water and Mobile Water Management presented their concrete results using photos and interactive maps. More detailled information of the session is available via the following blog post of Marjan Kreijns (Programme Director of VPdelta and of the Partners for Water Project in Myanmar) on the website of VP Delta.
Please find enclosed the key-note 'progress' presentation "Leapfrogging Delta Management in Myanmar - Showcase smart information solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta 2017-2019" by Marjan Kreijns - Programme Director of VPdelta and of the Partners for Water Project in Myanmar. More information about Myanmar, Water & Delft University of Technology at the following landing page: http://myanmar.tudelft.nl/ (Repository, Dataviewer, Waterviewer, Wiki).
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