Sharing Invaluable Experience of a Water Resources Expert - Interview with U Khin Latt

Sharing Invaluable Experience of a Water Resources Expert - Interview with U Khin Latt

There are many experienced water experts who have been working over many years in the Myanmar Water Sector. They came across the military junta ruling from 1962 - 2011 (ref. here) and experts and specialists were oppressed under the military regime. Till today, they stand up in their self-righteousn...

Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan

The Bago Sub-basin Area Committee consists of sector and environmental authorities, and the Non-governmental Stakeholder Group consists of NGOs, politicians, private actors and civil society. These two institutions have been central discussion and decision-making arenas for the development of the Ba...

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ပဲခူးမြစ်ဝှမ်းဒေသ စီမံအုပ်ချုပ်လုပ်ကိုင်မှု ကော်မတီတွင် ဌာနဆိုင်ရာအဖွဲ့အစည်းများ၊ ပတ်ဝန်းကျင်ထိန်းသိမ်းရေးဆိုင်ရာ အာဏာပိုင်များ ပါဝင်ပြီး အစိုးရမဟုတ်သော အကျိုးဆက်စပ်ပတ်သက်သူများ အဖွဲ့တွင် NGO များ၊ လွှတ်တော်ကိုယ်စားလှယ်များနှင့် အရပ်ဖက်လူမှု အဖွဲ့အစည်းများပါဝင်ပါသည်။ ၎င်းကော်မတီနှစ်ခုသည် ပဲခူးမြစ်ဝှ...

Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar - Assessing ecological status in Inlay Lake - "Preliminary report"

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 water chemistry in Inlay Lake, and to give an example for assessing t...

Environmental objectives and abatement measures for a healthy Bago River - A contribution to the Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan

This report is a deliverable of the project, IWRM, Institutional Building and Training, a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). An important aim of this project is to pilot test th...

Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan - Final Report

The report presents the "Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan" a plan which has been prepared by the Bago River Sub-basin Committee, with input from the Bago Non-governmental Stakeholder Group during the period of 2016 - 2018. The process of developing this plan, including also the participatory pro...

Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar - Aquatic macrophytes and phytoplankton in Moeyingyi Reservoir, November 2015

Moeyingyi reservoir (constructed in 1878) is situated in the Bago Region, south eastern part of Myanmar. The area was established as Moeyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary in 1988, and in 2004 it was designated as the first Ramsar site of Myanmar. The aim of the present study was to give important and...
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Lancang-Mekong countries reach new joint agreement on water resource info-sharing

29 Sep 2020 - Source: Global Times - China and the other five Mekong River countries reached an agreement on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to discuss China-proposed practical measures of sharing the Lancang River's hydrological data for the whole year with the Mekong countries at the se...
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Mekong River Commission Urges More Data Sharing Amid Low Water Levels in Lower Mekong

07 Aug 2020 - Source: Radio Free Asia - As water levels in the lower-Mekong region hit record lows for the second year in a row, a report published Friday by the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission urged China, Myanmar and its member countries to share more data about hydroelectric dam op...

The Urgent Need for River Health Biomonitoring Tools for Large Tropical Rivers in Developing Countries: Preliminary Development of a River Health Monitoring Tool for Myanmar Rivers

Anthropogenic pressures such as river infrastructure, agriculture and power generation are rapidly increasing in Southeast Asia, aimed at providing food security within the region. However, this will lead to unintended river health consequences, and, currently, most Southeast Asian countries have no...
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Over K5 bln worth riverbank project to be implemented in Mandalay

7 MAY 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - More than K5.3 billion worth riverbank protection project will be implemented next year. The project will be implemented along Ayeyawady river and Dokehtawady river in 2020-2021 fiscal year, said U Kyaw Myint Than, the head of the Directorate o...
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Ontological politics of hydrosocial territories in the Salween River basin, Myanmar/Burma

Source: Academia  Taking the Salween River in Myanmar as a case study, this paper draws on a growing body of hydrosocial literature to analyze the multiple ontologies of water taking each ontology to be constituted of-and enacted within-a human-more-than-human assemblage, the spatiote...
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"Non-contact" Mekong River joint patrol begins

​21 APR 2020 - Source: The Star - KUNMING: The 92nd Mekong River joint patrol led by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand started on Tuesday (April 21) from Jingha Port, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The mission will cover areas including the "Golden...
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Over 60% of Myanmar's mangroves deforested in the last 20 years

03 March 20 - Source: Phys.org - Mangroves account for only 0.7% of the Earth's tropical forest area, but they are among the world's most productive and important ecosystems. They provide a wealth of ecological and socio-economic benefits, such as serving as nursery habitat for fish species, offerin...
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Upgrading Myanmar's aging irrigation system will be a win for farmers and govt

06 Feb 20 - Source: CIGAR | WLE - Myanmar's food future hinges on ensuring access to water, especially in times of worsening drought. This is especially true in the Central Dry Zone – the country's most water-stressed region. Rainfall is often highly erratic, and many areas have been seeing less and...

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