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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Seminar for dissemination of the Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan

On the 20 th of September, 2018, a seminar on the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan will be hosted in Bago. The aim of the open seminar is to present the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan by dissemination of a folder and a report. The Plan, which consists of an overview of the ecological status in the Sub...
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​Water project offers hope to farmers in Myanmar's central dry zone

23 Aug 18 -  Mizzima -   Taking shelter from the midday heat in a bamboo hut among the paddies and pulses of Myanmar's central Dry Zone, it is easy to drift back in time and imagine what life must have been like in the Kingdom of Pagan 1,000 years earlier. Then the farmer who has invi...
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The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmar

​ A symposium and technical workshop - The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmar was held on 15 th August 2018 at Inya Lake hotel by WWF Myanmar. U Cho Cho, chairman of NWRC Advisory Group and Professor Dr. Khin Than Yu, pro-rector of Yangon Technological University gave an opening an...
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Pilot project set to be role model for dry zone irrigation

​15 Aug 18 -  Farmers living in the central dry zone will no longer have to fight for water thanks to a pilot project funded by Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners, officials said during a media visit last week. Mya...
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Mekong-Ganga countries to boost ties in water resources management

​2 August 18 - Six countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and India, have agreed to enhance cooperation in managing and sustainably using water resources. Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meet...
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Ayeyarwady Futures Partnership (AFP) Ensuring the sustainability of development in the Ayeyarwady River Basin in Myanmar

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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Impact story: Improving water management, supporting local livelihoods

An SEI research project in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar is improving water quality monitoring and water resource management by helping to establish a new local institution to manage the river for all users. Failing water quality in the Chindwin The Chindwin River is the largest tributary of t...
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Myanmar: Pilot introducing the National Water Framework Directive

Created by  Ingrid Nesheim, Bente M. Wathne, Bo Ni, Zaw Lwin Tun. The NWRC adopted in 2014 an important policy framework  entitled, the National Water Framework Directive (NWFD). This policy framework, inspired by the EU WFD  covers principles such as river-basin management, good ecol...
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Pilot introducing the river basin management approach in Sittaung River Basin/Myanmar

 Created by  Ingrid Nesheim, Zaw Lwin Tun, Toe Aung, Hla Oo Nwe. An important aim of the IWRM Institutional Building and Training project is to pilot test the river basin management approach in Myanmar. The purpose is to investigate how cooperation between different sectors on ri...
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Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar: Water usage and introduction to water quality criteria for lakes and rivers in Myanmar Preliminary report

​Created by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). The purpose of the report is to present some first recommendation for the development of Myanmar ecological quality criteria using the system of the EU Water Framework Directive (EU WFD) as baseline, with main focus on the cha...
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Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar: Assessing ecological status in Inlay Lake Preliminary report

Created by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). The report is one of the deliverables of the project Integrated water resources management – Institutional building and training.  The  main purpose of the report has been to achieve improved knowledge about aquatic biodiversity and...
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A proposal for an administrative set up of river basin management in the Sittaung River Basin

Created by  By Zaw Lwin Tun, Bo Ni, and Sein Tun and Ingrid Nesheim. The purpose of this report is to present a proposal for how an administrative approach based on River Basin Management can be implemented in Myanmar. The Sittaung River Basin has been used as an example area to ...
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Framework notes and recommendations for Integrated Water Resource Management in Myanmar

Created by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).  This report presents over five chapters information on,  International IWRM frameworks and key  elements for a modern water law;   an overview of the current relevant environmental policies and laws  in&nbs...
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