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In rural Myanmar, more frequent and intense droughts affecting local livelihoods

In the dry and arid central region of Myanmar, climate risks mean more intense and longer dry spells and frequent droughts. Village communities mostly eke out a living growing peanuts and sesame and raising livestock. But as water for drinking and farming gets scarce, many communities are coping by ...
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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 ecologic...
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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 rive...
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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 char...
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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 wa...
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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 in...
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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 Mya...
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Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHVFor a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled wi...
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Consideration for Myanmar(Country level) Action from Integrated Water Resources Management Perspective

​Presented by Dr. Zaw Lwin Tun, Director of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on World Water Day 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. It explains two facts of Yangon Declaration from certain point of view: Sound Water Cycle Management and ...
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Integrated Water Resources Management Initiatives in the Critical Watershed Area

This presentation is presented by Dr. Toe Toe Aung, Assistant Director, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation on World Water Day 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. It explains about significant interventions in critical watershed area and integrated water resource management. &nbs...
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Myanmar doubles down on effective water management

Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 23 February 2018​Myanmar is facing pollution problems because its water resources are not being effectively maintained, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio yesterday."We need to manage our country's water resources effectively," said the Vice President, ...
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The Value of the Ayeyarwady River: Update on WWF ‘River in the Economy’ Project.

Photo- @WWFMyanmar (Twitter) ​IntroductionRecently, I met Hannah Baleta from WWF Myanmar. She kindly explained about her work in Myanmar, in particular the current project, 'River in the Economy' along the length of the Ayeyarwady River. Hannah has readily built up her local knowledge and exper...
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Disposal of wastewater should be bigger part of water resource management

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 31 January, 2018​U Henry Van Thio, Vice President and Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee, yesterday said further attention into how the country disposes of wastewater should be prioritized.U Henry Van Thio made the remark during a sp...
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Ayeyarwady River navigation project to start in February

Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 22 January, 2018Construction work will begin in February as part of the Ayeyarwady River Navigation Enhancement Plan from Mandalay to Nyaung-U.The construction is one of three focuses of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), which will be i...
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Mandalay waterway improvement project to begin next month

Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 22 January, 2018​In a bid to facilitate the mooring of vessels and ships to the Mandalay port, authorities will start work on the Mandalay waterway improvement system in February. This is one of the three programmes that is a part of the ayeyawady In...
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