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Meet me at Indawgyi

07 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The legend of the lake tells of the decadent city See Khan, sprawled across a valley in Kachin State. See Khan was an insult to the world and in retribution for its sinful ways was flooded – either by resident nat or a great dragon. Today, in the place where See...
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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Cartoon Book

​This cartoon book is published by Myanmar Water Partnership (MmWP) supported by Global Water Partnership. It explains the importance of water resources in the world, how they exist, their different types of usages, and the water challenges in these days. In the end, why we need to preserve the wate...
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စိမ့္ေျမေဒသႏွင့္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးဆိုင္ရာ ျပႆနာမ်ားကို ရင္ဆိုင္ျခင္း

ေဖေဖာ္ဝါရီလ ၂ ရက္ေန႔သည္ ကမၻာ႔စိမ့္ေျမေဒသမ်ားေန႔ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ယခုႏွစ္၏ ေဆာင္ပုဒ္မွာ "စိမ့္ေျမေဒသႏွင့္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရး ယွဥ္တဲြဖံြ႔ၿဖိဳးေအာင္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပး" ဟူ၍ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ စိမ့္ေျမေဒသႏွင့္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးတို႔သည္ အက်ိဳးစီးပြားကဲြလဲြေနသည္ဟု မွတ္ယူထားၾကေသာ လူအေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားအတြက္ ဒီေဆာင္ပုဒ္သည္ ထူးျခားေကာင္း ထူးျခာ...
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ေရ သယံဇာတ ထိန္းသိမ္းေရး

​အက်ဥ္းခ်ဴပ္ အေရးပါးဆံုးေသာ ေရခ်ိဳသယံဇာတမ်ား မညစ္ညမ္းေစရန္နွင့္ သဘာ၀ပတ္၀န္းက်င္ကို တန္ဖိုးထားတတ္ေစရန္ ေဆာင္ရြက္သင့္သည့္အခ်က္မ်ားကို ဖတ္ရွဴရမည္ျဖစ္သည္။ လူသားဘ၀ ရွင္သန္ရပ္တည္နုိင္ေရး၊ ဖြံျဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးတို႕အတြက္ တစ္နုိင္တစ္ပိုင္ ေဆာင္ရြက္နုိင္သည့္ လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားျဖစ္ပါသျဖင့္ ကိုယ္စီကိုယ္ငွာ လုပ္ေဆာင္ၾကပါ...
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Conserving biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar

How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and policy? Where are the policy gaps?  Source: sei.org Given Myanmar's rapid economic development in recent years, the Chindwin Basin faces unplanned and unmanaged changes occur­rin...
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Piloting river basin management in the Bago Sub-basin, experiences and recommendations

The aim of the IWRM project has been to pilot the development of a coordinated River Basin Management Plan. The report presents the procedures applied and the experiences gained as part of this pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin during the period2015 - 2018. The report explains the basic principles f...
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Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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Good Floods, bad floods: managing the negatives of floods while maintaining its many benefits

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) manages the "Testing Adaptation in Flood-Based Resource Management" project that seeks to support the integration of Flood-Based Farming Systems (FBFS) in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta of Myanmar. Funded by the European Commission and the International Fun...
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Outcomes from the Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy was held in Yangon, Myanmar, on 4-6 December. The theme of this year's Forum was 'Economic Development and the Rivers of the Greater Mekong', focusing on ways in which economic, environmental and so...
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Australia and Myanmar renew MoU for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - Australia and Myanmar have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management. The MoU was signed by Australia's Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Jeremy Kruse, and Secretary for Myanmar's National Wa...
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Neglecting Myanmar’s biodiversity means cost and conflict for businesses

23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar TImes -  Myanmar's private sector needs to identify the impact of their businesses on biodiversity and ecosystems early on to avoid cost and conflict, a recent report states. Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) recently published a briefing pa...
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UNDP, Norway boost conservation of Inle Lake

​6 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Norway have joined in efforts to save one of the most scenic lakes in the country, Inle Lake in Shan State. The lake, which is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the country is e...
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Proper Water and Land Management Scheme could help to get water effectively in Central Dry Zone

​ Water distribution becomes more effective and equal in central dry zone to farmers' fields in a result of Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project. Pyawt Ywar is situated 70 kilometers west of Mandalay in Myinmu Township where Mu River pour into Ayeyarwaddy River. The four-year Dry Zone Programme of Liv...
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First phase of Integrated Water Resources Management in Bago sub-basin area

​ ​The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management has been defined by the Global Water Partnership in 2011. In term, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize eco...
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Reflection of open seminar on Bago Sub-basin Management Plan

​ ​Bago Sub-basin Management Plan was introduced into public on September 20th, 2018. Since it was introduced as in open seminar, Bago Regional Government, Forest Department, Environmental Conservation Department, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System and Irrigation and Wate...
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