How new publication on drought will help countries implement effective risk strategies

Droughts are a major challenge facing several parts of the world. GWP is working with many partners to provide knowledge that countries can act on in response to these crises.Chile recently announced an unprecedented plan to ration water for the capital of Santiago, as the country enters a record-br...

The perspectives of local marginalized groups upon water in the midst of COVID-19 in Myanmar

COVID-19 pandemic has been changing our day-to-day activities since the beginning. Water becomes an essential element, and access to clean water is crucial to reducing the risk of COVID-19. In addition, the regions where water insecurity pre-exists before the pandemic increased the need for clean wa...

How will climate change impact Myanmar?

07 June 18 - I had persistently been writing about the causes of the climatic change and its impact and consequences on our planet: the environments, ecosystems, humans and other living things in general. However, I have never mentioned their impacts on Myanmar in particular, until lately. In m...

Webinar Announcement - Drought, COVID and multi-risk assessment

Source: UN-Water - Droughts cause deep and multi-faceted damage to ecosystems, (agro) economies and societies, particularly to vulnerable rural people in developing countries. A forthcoming webinar by the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) group will examine the multiple ...

Calling young people with big ideas about flood and drought management!

Are you between 15 and 35? Do you have innovative ideas about how the world can better manage droughts and floods? The Global Integrated Flood and Drought Management Competition for youth-led projects is organised by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (...

ရေကဏ္ဍပိုင်းဆိုင်ရာအကျပ်အတည်းတွေကို လျှော့ချဖို့ သိပ္ပံပညာလုံလုံလောက်လောက်ရှိပြီလား?

International Water Management Institute – IWMI ၏ အထွေထွေ ညွှန်ကြားရေးမှူးနှင့် ၂၀၁၉ ဘူဒါပတ်စ် ရေညီလာခံ (Budapest Water Summit 2019) တွင် အဓိကဟောပြောသူတစ်ဦးဖြစ်သော Dr. Claudia Sadoff က "ရေကဏ္ဍပိုင်းဆိုင်ရာအကျပ်အတည်းတွေကို လျှော့ချဖို့ သိပ္ပံပညာ လုံလုံလောက်လောက်ရှိပြီလား" ဟု ထိုညီလာခံမှာ မေးခွန...

58 Mandalay villages likely to experience water shortage

29 JAN 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - Up to 58 villages in Mandalay Region is likely to experience water shortage in the coming summer months, said Region Rural Area Development Department's Director U Soe Than. The 58 villages will cover 10 townships including Taungtha and Nwartogyi townships,...

Lesser rainfall causes reduction of irrigation water in Ngwe Taung Dam

26 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Nan San Hpoo natural water outlet, a water source of the Ngwe Taung Dam, Dimawhso Township, Kayah State, had a declining water yield, and the area had low rainfalls in the raining season, so this year, the dam will be able to supply water for ...

Group plans to start distributing water in Pyin Oo Lwin

17 January 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region is expected to run out of water by the end of the month. The Pyin Oo Lwin Sein Lann Natural Environment Group plans to start distributing water this weekend to help the district's residents manage through the drought. The w...

Pyin Oo Lwin braces for worst drought ever

15 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times Mandalay's Pyin Oo Lwin district is bracing for the worst drought in history, said U Lay Myint Aung, leader of the Sein Lann Pyin Oo Lwin natural environment group. The district has been experiencing reduced rainfall in recent years with 2020 recording only half t...

Agriculture ministry wants more dams amid water shortage

14 January 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times The country's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, is considering building more dams to address the increasing water scarcity in the country due to less rainfall. U Myo Tint Htun, deputy permanent secretary of the ministry, said the proper use of...

More Myanmar dams are running dry ahead of summer months

25 DEC 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - More dams in Myanmar that are supposed to irrigate farms and generate electricity are running low of water and likely to be of little use during the coming summer months. The latest to report low water level is the Myo Gyi dam in Ywarngan township in Shan S...

Asian Water Development Outlook 2020

The Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 shares the current water security status in Asia and the Pacific, including main findings and recommendations on water governance and finance as well as application of the AWDO framework in policy development and water management. According to AWDO 202...

Thaketa Climate Adaptation Project - Infographics

Jpeg Format   PDF Format Download PDF File Here Too Little Water  Addressing Water Scarcity in the Thaketa Climate Adaptation Project Download PDF File Here Too Much Water  Addressing Flooding in the Thaketa Climate Adaptation Project

Water info-sharing platform launched for Mekong nations

01 Dec 2020 - Source: Ecns - China launched an online information-sharing platform on water resources in Beijing on Monday as part of its efforts to help Mekong River countries address the challenges of climate change. The opening of the website comes as the Lancang-Mekong River Basin faces esc...

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