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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The Environmental Conservation Rules - The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 50 / 2014

​This rule shall be called the Environmental Conservation Rule. This included  ​Titles and definition Formation of the Environmental Conservation Committee ​ Duties and Powers relating to the Environmental Conservation of the Ministry ​ Environmental Emergency ​ Environmental Quality Stand...
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The Environmental Conservation Law - The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 9 / 2012

This Law shall be called the Environmental Conservation Law.  The Ministry may, with the approval of the Union Government and the Committee, stipulate the following environmental quality standards:  (a) suitable surface water quality standards in the usage in rivers, streams, canals, sprin...
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Sustainability is Good Business: Maintaining Basin Health and Developing Hydropower in Myanmar

Kate Lazarus from IFC presented about good practice notes for E-Flows Assessments related to hydro power projects at Symposium - The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmarorganized by WWF Myanmar on 15th of August at Inya lake hotel.   Download PDF File Here

E-Flows related policy in Myanmar

Hannah Baleta from WWF Myanmar presented about the existing policy related to E-Flows in Myanmar on behalf of Dr. Win Maung from MEI at the Symposium - The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmar on 15th of August at Inya Lake hotel organised by WWF Myanmar and other partners.   Do...
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Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC)

 This procedure is enacted by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) on 2015 Dec 29th.  In Burmese Language.   Download PDF File Here

Socio - Economic Developments in the Indawgyi Lake area, Kachin State, Myanmar

The research project aims at understanding the socio-economic development potentials, using empirical quanititative and qualitative data collection, field observation and expert interviews. It contributes to an interesting place-based regional approach to the usual general development approaches. ​ ...
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AHA Centre Situation Update No. 2: Monsoon Flood, Myanmar

Hightlights a. Due to heavy torrential rains as a result of Southwest Monsoon since 4 July 2018, nine provinces were affected thus far with widespread flooding and landslides reported. Four provinces in Myanmar are most affected, namely Kayin, Mon, Tanintharyi and Bago. See figure below on probable ...
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