The perspectives of local marginalized groups upon water in the midst of COVID-19 in Myanmar

COVID-19 pandemic has been changing our day-to-day activities since the beginning. Water becomes an essential element, and access to clean water is crucial to reducing the risk of COVID-19. In addition, the regions where water insecurity pre-exists before the pandemic increased the need for clean wa...

Gender equality in water governance: 10 stories of multi-stakeholder partnerships

Source: UN Water - A new multimedia publication by the Global Water Partnership (GWP), released on International Women's Day, 8 March 2022, celebrates the way women in all corners of the globe are continuing to fight for inclusion in water resources management. The publication, called Gender Eq...

Virtual workshop: What will you do with water data?

Source: UN Water - The workshop 'What will you do with water data?' is hosted virtually on 23 February at 8 – 9 am ET. The World Bank works closely with partners to achieve its vision of "A Water-Secure World for All" centered on three interrelated pillars: sustain water resources, deliver...

Youth Challenge: Human rights to water and sanitation of peoples living close to the nature

The 5th Human Rights Youth Challenge was launched on World Toilet Day, 19 November. The initiative is organized by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation.Young people across the world (aged between 19 and 24) are being asked to produce a video or any other d...

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION TENDER

Project Background Lien AID is a Singapore based non-profit organization collaborating with Myaungmya Township Department of Rural Development (DRD) to improve technical solutions for water and sanitation access under its WASH Tech Action Research pilot programme. In 2020, the focus will be on testi...

WASH project aims for safer births in Ayeyarwady Region

04 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - A five-year project aims to help improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices in hospitals in five townships in Ayeyarwady Region, said an official of the non-governmental group WaterAid Myanmar. The help is being provided under the project W...

Asian Water Development Outlook 2020

The Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 shares the current water security status in Asia and the Pacific, including main findings and recommendations on water governance and finance as well as application of the AWDO framework in policy development and water management. According to AWDO 202...

SUWAS ASIA 2019A: Myanmar Team’s City Seminar

Have you heard about SUWAS (Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes) program? Have you known that SUWAS is one of the international training programs which enhances the comprehensive capacity building required in improving sustainable urban wash and sanitation functions? With t...

World Toilet Day and Urban Sanitation: Live Streaming Panel Discussion on Global Toilet Day

19th of November is World Toilet Day and the time has come to celebrate the advocacy day to realize more about the importance of sanitation. WASH Thematic Group has arranged an awareness sharing campaign via online live streaming with three panelists who are currently working in respective departmen...

Toilets talk

23 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - As a squatter living on around 10 square feet of land,Daw Aye and her family had no space to dig a hole for a latrine. Daw Aye lives in Dala township beside the Yangon river where, aside from toilet problems, residents face regular shortages of clean water....

New tech offers solution to regional wastewater crisis

19th November 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times Today, November 19, is World Toilet Day, which might not sound like the most exciting of international commemorations, but the annual event does highlight one of the more immediate and pressing concerns faced by the region, and the planet. The reality is th...

World Toilet Day video competition

18 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - November 19 is international World Toilet Day, and to mark the occasion in 2020 two organisations are calling on creative talents to produce a three-minute toilet-related videos. The competition is hosted by WASH, an NGO focused on promoting clean water, sa...

Live Streaming Panel Discussion on Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is an International advocacy day aimed to spread the awareness about the importance of practicing hand washing with soap and to enhance the sustainable hand washing habit. This year on global handwashing day, a virtual event of "Panel Discussion on Global Handwashing Day" was hosted and o...

Water and Sanitation: How to make public investment work (A Handbook for Finance Ministers)

ABOUT THE HANDBOOK  This Handbook is a call to action for ministers of finance, with inspirational case studies and forward-looking sector perspectives. It is part of an initiative by the Sanitation and Water for All global partnership to provide succinct insights and curated knowledge to minis...

Potable water, sanitation access improved in Myanmar

15 Sep 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar people have better access to clean drinking water and flush toilets, according to a government survey. The 2019 census, conducted by the Ministry of Labour Immigration and Population, found that 82 percent of households had access to clean drinking ...

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