Myanmar is undergoing rapid socio-economic transformation in which old institutions are undergoing changes and many new ones are being created. This has created a need for urgent action, as well as a window of opportunity, for substantially improving how river basins are governed. A new National Water Resource Committee (NWRC) has been formed that is supported by an Expert Group that takes care of the most important issues in Myanmar's water sector.
Geographical focus: Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River Basin, Myanmar
Project name: Ayeyarwady Futures Partnership (AFP): Ensuring the sustainability of development in the Ayeyarwady River Basin in Myanmar.
Partners: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in collaboration with Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) and other organizations from Myanmar, and Mekong regional experts from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand), Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET), Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER), and other organizations
Funder: Blue Moon Fund (BMF) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Starting date: 01 January 2015