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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Gulf of Mottama Wetland more than triples in size as newest Ramsar site

03 Feb 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Gulf of Mottama Wetland conservation area has been expanded from 42,500 hectares to 161,030 hectares after its adjacent area was declared the sixth Ramsar Site in Myanmar on Sunday. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance u...
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Conservationists to conduct census of migratory birds in Myanmar wetlands

06 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Conservationists are set to conduct next week a census of migratory birds taking refuge in the country's wetlands to escape the biting winter in their natural habitats. Daw Thiri Dawei Aung, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association's (BANCA) managing direc...
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Customizing Environmental Flows to Myanmar

The symposium and technical workshop was focused on ongoing projects and international experiences of adapting the environmental flows concept to Myanmar. In the workshop, concrete options and case studies for implementing environmental flows in Myanmar were conducted. The symposium was held for two...
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Introduction of second phase: Myanmar – Norway Environmental Programme

27 NOV 2019 - Myanmar-Norway Bilateral Environmental Programme is the collaboration between Myanmar authorities, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Norwegia...
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Local inclusive community started managing water for their farms equally in Pywat Ywar village

Indigenous farmers formed a local community (Water User Association) called Five village Bless, led to effective irrigation management by ensuring reliable and equal water distribution in support of their livelihoods in MyinMu Township, Sagaing Region in Myanmar. Local farmers can regulate the water...
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Two Mandalay lakes to get wetland protection

30 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay Region's Sont Ye Lake in Kyaukse township and Paleik Lake in Tada-U will be designated as protected wetlands to conserve them and regulate development, a senior regional official said. U Myo Thit, regional minister for Natural Resources and Environmental ...
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Plans underway for aerial seeding in Inle Lake area by helicopter

15 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Aerial seeding will be jointly carried out in the Inle Lake areas in Shan State (South) by the Forestry Department under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation and the Htoo Companies Group. They will reportedly grow trees by aerial seeding in five pl...
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Gulf of Mottama Management Plan

This Management Plan is endorsed by Mon State and Bago Regional Government, to be adopted as a guidance document for natural resource management and sustainable development for resilient communities in the Gulf of Mottama.​  Download the Document (For Myanmar Version) Download the Document (For...
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ေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြက ဘာတန္ဖိုးေတြရွိလဲဆိုတာ ရွာေဖြေတြ ့ရွိျခင္း

ဘာေၾကာင့္ေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြက တန္ဖိုးရွိေနရတာလဲ? သာမန္အားျဖင့္ေတာ့ ဒီေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြဟာ ျမိဳ ့ထဲနဲ ့ျမိဳ ့အနီးပါတ္၀န္းက်င္ေတြမွာ ပံုမွန္မဟုတ္တဲ့ ေရၾကီးေရလ်ွံမႈေတြ ၾကံဳေတြ ့လာရင္ ေတြ ့ရေလ့ရွိပါတယ္။ လူအမ်ားစုဟာ ရႊံႏြံေတြ စိမ့္ေျမေတြ ေရကန္ေတြ ကိုေတြ ့လိုက္ရင္ အနာဂါတ္မွာ အေဆာက္အဦးေတြေဆာက္မယ့္ေနရာ၊ လမ္းေ...

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