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...

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Interview: Inclusive Perspective of Youths on their Localized Flood Issues

Climate change increases the odds of exacerbating floods in many parts of Myanmar. During the last week of July, people from Shan, Rakhine, Kayen, and the Mon States have suffered flooding due to continuous days of heavy rain. [source]. In the mid of last August, we were able to arrange a series of ...

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 (...

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Yangon Raincraft II: Strengthening the Climate Resilience of the Urban Community through Innovative Participatory Approach

Cities in different parts of the world face different, unique challenges and opportunities in the face of climate change. Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries to the climate crisis and Yangon, the largest city of Myanmar, is also no stranger to the impacts of climate change and extreme we...

Flood Bulletin 2021 - Ongoing

Latest Updates From Various Sources 25 October 2021 - Eleven Media SourceHeavy rains in Taungdwingyi, Magway Region, have caused record flooding since the night of October 24, according to locals. Heavy rains on the evening of October 24 flooded the low-lying areas of Taungdwingyi town and...

Heavy rains in parts of Yangon cause floods

8 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media -  Heavy rains have been reported in some parts of Rangoon since October 7 at around 1pm.The floods occurred in Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township. The incident took place in Tamwe Township and flooded shops and houses.In front of Yuzana Plaza, Mingalar Tau...

Heavy rains and strong winds toppled a pagoda in Pwint Phyu Township, knocking down a number of large trees

19 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - On the night of October 16, heavy rains and strong winds in Magway Region knocked down the pagoda pillar in Pwint Phyu Township and knocked down several large trees along the road leading to the pagoda.Heavy rain fell in most townships in Magway Region f...

Heavy rains flooded Saku People's Hospital and lower areas of Sin Phyu Island

19 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - Due to heavy rains in Magway Region, on October 17 at Saku General Hospital. On October 18, the floodwaters inundated houses in the lower parts of Sin Phyu Island.Heavy rains fell in most townships in Magway Region from October 14 to October 17, when a s...

Heavy rains in Taungdwingyi, Magway Region

26 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - Heavy rains in Taungdwingyi, Magway Region, have caused record flooding since the night of October 24, according to locals.Heavy rains on the evening of October 24 flooded the low-lying areas of Taungdwingyi town and on the main road until the morning of...

Why inclusive practices are important in water climate adaptation

Social inclusion is utterly important in water climate adaptation. As technical approaches are still dominant in development projects, the locals live in the vicinity are often limited to include their knowledge and experience in tackling climate issues. True value of technical knowledge and experti...

Myanmar Flood Monitoring Dashboard

Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit - The UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) dashboard uses Sentinel-1 radar satellite data to provide projections of likely flood-affected areas using Artificial Intelligence model. Users can select the time period of interest to view Inundated areas...

Integrated Flood Resilience Strategy for Yangon City 2021-2040

Background Myanmar's city of Yangon is the largest financial and commercial centre. It accounts for about 50% of the country's industrial capacity, and is the seat of education, art, culture, healthcare, tourism, research and development. Population growth and rapid urbanisation ...

No help from junta as floods sweep southeastern Myanmar

Local aid groups and volunteers say they have led rescue efforts in Mon and Kayin states   28 July 2021 - Source: Myanmar Now - Junta-controlled authorities have offered no help as floods have inundated homes in southeastern Myanmar, leaving at least hundreds without shelter in the Mon State ca...

480,000 killed by extreme weather this century: analysis

26 Jan 2021 - Source: Mizzima - Almost half a million people have died in natural disasters linked to extreme weather events in the last 20 years, according to a new assessment of the direct threat posed to humanity by climate change. The mortality burden of climate-related catastrophes such as...

Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI): Exploring Potential at the Global Scale

This report presents a spatial analysis conducted at global scale to identify areas of high suitability for implementing the Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI) approach. The study used multiple global spatial datasets, and the related data were arranged under three categories – wat...

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