Photo

Prioritised sectors, new investment opportunities in Yangon laid out

SEA – Final Report For Stakeholder ReviewThe SEA Final Report recommends a balance between hydropower development and natural resource protection in each major river basin in Myanmar, contributing to the healthy functioning of these rivers for the next century and beyond. It also recommends imp...
Read more
Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

Project - The Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MHRI) project focuses on Myanmar's two iconic rivers: the Ayeyarwady, a "working river" at the heart of Myanmar's national prosperity; and the Thanlwin, a transboundary river with large potential for development, shared with China and T...
Read more
Photo

Navigation aids to install along Mandalay-Nyaung U waterway

9 August 18 - In order to safely travel of vessels along Mandalay-Nyaung U waterway, advanced navigation aids will be installed in the last week of August according to Department of Water Resources and Improvement of Rive System.The Ayeyawaddy Integrated Basin Managemnt Project Consultation (AI...
Read more
Photo

Water Resources Myanmar

​9 August 18 - The water level in Chindwin River has exceeded the danger level in Monywa Township, said an official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Sagaing Region.He said preventive measures have been activated to minimize adverse effects on the residents in the area."The wa...
Read more
Photo

ေျမေအာက္ေရႏွင့္ က်န္းမာေရး၊ (Groundwater & Health) အပိုင္း ၂

 This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August.​We have visited DWIR for the group assignment of student engagement day. We have discussed about their organization, how they are working and what they are challenging in their field. We have f...
Read more
Photo

Water supply temporary cut for two days in Yangon

​On 12th of July 2018, World Wildlife Fund Myanmar (WWF – Myanmar) organized a Free-Flowing Rivers Workshop in Yangon.Free-Flowing Rivers can be quoted when they are connected in four following ways.1. Longitudinally, a river should be connected between upstream and downstream.2. Laterally...
Read more
Photo

Weather bureau warns depression may cause possible landslides, flash floods

​16 July 18 - The Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (Mandalay Region) said it has built retaining walls in Amarapura and Ngazun townships in Mandalay Region using a new design for the first time.The department carried out 19 projects to sustainably protect river ban...
Read more
Photo

Governing the Ayeyarwady

​On July 2, Bangladesh's The Independent newspaper reported that the World Bank had stopped approving projects for Myanmar as part of international moves to pressure Nay Pyi Taw regarding the issues in Rakhine State. The story quoted Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith after his meeting with Worl...
Read more
Groundwater as a Source of Drinking Water in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Groundwater as a Source of Drinking Water in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Myanmar is undergoing rapid socio-economic transformation in which old institutions are undergoing changes and many new ones are being created. This has created a need for urgent action, as well as a window of opportunity, for substantially improving how river basins are governed. A new National Wat...
Read more
SOBA

Feasibility study carried out to construct Balaminhtin Bridge No. 2

6 July 2018 (Updated) - ​The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) is one of the major knowledge outputs of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project prepared by Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC).SOBA is an integrated environmental, social and economic analysi...
Read more
Photo

Dialogue on Share Experience of Harvest Moisture from Thin Air to Collect Water–Myanmar Water Partnership

The Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) project has started in September 2015, with aid from World Bank ($100 million). It supports Myanmar to develop the institutions and tools for water resource management and implementation of integrated river basin management in the Ayeyarwady B...
Read more
Photo

Impact story: Improving water management, supporting local livelihoods

An SEI research project in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar is improving water quality monitoring and water resource management by helping to establish a new local institution to manage the river for all users.Failing water quality in the ChindwinThe Chindwin River is the largest tributary of the...
Read more
Photo

Mon Minister says he does not want to spark fear over potential landslide disaster sites

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is a European Space Agency (ESA) initiative towards making satellite data useful for sustainable development projects. A key objective for EO4SD is to empower users with the ability to leverage Earth Observation data and services in an independen...
Read more
Photo

Hpakant flooding sweeps hundreds of houses in downtown wards

​3 July 18 - Hundreds of houses situated in four downtown wards went under water after flooding yesterday in Hpakant and Lonekhin regions, Kachin State. The flooding is the highest record in 2018. As the bridges crossing Uru River in Lonekhin and Hpakant are in flood, the various organizations ...
Read more
Photo

Rivers may swell pass danger levels during July

​2 July 18 - During the month of July, water level in 12 Rivers may swell well over danger levels according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).Chindwin River during July exceed dangerous water level once in Khamti, Homalin, Phaungpyin, Mawleik, Kalaywa, Minkin, kani and Monyw...
Read more

Providing you the latest news, insights, opportunities and events from the Myanmar water sector.

Myanmar Water Journal