Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 11 August 2019)

80,000 People DisplacedOverviewAs of Sunday 11 August 2019, there were more than 80,000 people sheltering in evacuation sites across Myanmar, as the country has been battered over the last week by torrential monsoon rains that triggered a landslide in Paung Township, Mon State, killing more than 50 ...
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Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 8 August 2019)

12,000 people displaced in the last two days105,000 people cumulatively 105,000 displaced since JuneOverviewNearly 12,000 more people were displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar over the last two days, bringing the current total number of people sheltering in evacuation sites due to floods to more...
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Sanitation Assessment - Report (ROSAMUR Project)

Within the framework of the capacity building program for Myanmar urban services providers implemented by GRET (ROSAMUR project), a comprehensive assessment study on sanitation in Magway city was conducted with the key following objectives:To gather and analyze data and information on sanitation con...
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Myanmar Climate Change Policy (2019) – (ENG & MYA)

The Myanmar Climate Change Policy and the related Myanmar Climate Change Strategy and Master Plan (2018-2030) as a guiding policy and strategic framework are hereby adopted precisely to ensure that we take concrete, coordinated and sustained action over the long-term to transform Myanmar into a low-...
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Capacity building of urban service providers in Myanmar

​Start Date  ​​End Date Budget​​ Funding​ ​01/09/2017 ​ ​30/09/2020 ​ ​615000 € ​ ​Rosamur project is implemented within the framework of a capacity building program initiated end of 2015, and aiming to improve the quality of environmental services in Myanmar cities through the establishment of...
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Groundwater as a Source of Drinking Water in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Groundwater as a Source of Drinking Water in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

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 Wat...
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Myanmar: Embankment of Zarmani dam burts, flooding 30 squatter houses

Source: mmtimes, 24th October 2017WWF-MYANMAR is undertaking research on the sustainable use of Ayeyarwady River that could maximize its benefits for the country's economy and people living along the coastal areas.Link: https://www.mmtimes.com/news/wwf-myanmar-study-aims-sustainable-use-ayeyarw...
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Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

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 T...
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Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) expected

Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) expected

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 ri...
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​Construction of Dala Bridge still waylaid by disagreements

Hightlightsa. 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 f...
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ေျမေအာက္ေရႏွင့္ က်န္းမာေရး၊ (Groundwater & Health) အပိုင္း ၂

​It is a report for ASEAN Region - Regional Impacts (Myanmar, Lao PDR): Monsoonal Flooding Reported Impacts and Accumulated Rainfall for Past 7 Days, 03 August 2018.   Download PDF File Here  Source: https://reliefweb.int/map/myanmar/asean-region-regional-impacts-myanmar-lao...
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Efforts to curb illegal bottling of water

Efforts to curb illegal bottling of water

​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​​Blue Mo...
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Designing Yangon for the future

Designing Yangon for the future

​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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Japanese company offers new wastewater solution

Japanese company offers new wastewater solution

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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Visitors damage coral reefs on Cocks Comb

Visitors damage coral reefs on Cocks Comb

​High Level CelebrationOpening Address - Vice President H.E Henry Van Thio, Chairperson of NWRC and NDMCThe National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) Progress Dissemination to the Peoples of Myanmar - Multimedia Report - NWRCCongratulatory Remark by the Government of the Netherlands - H.E Mr. Wouter...
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