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 and Thailand.


The aim of the project is to develop and test a river health framework which allows government and communities to monitor the status of the riverine ecosystem services they value, and provides evidence for informed, integrated water resource management (IWRM) planning. 

The Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MHRI) aims to answer the questions: 

  • what ecosystem services provided by rivers are valued by communities and sectors?
  • how is the health of the river, and the provision of these services, changing over time?

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