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News Snapshots: Disaster & Flooding in Myanmar

Disaster & Flooding Theme - April Report This snapshot aims to present an overview of what is recently happening in in Myanmar, covering the information about key players in the sectors, main investors, events, national and regional news. Since the snapshots will be presented into two categories...
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Working towards a Resilient Yangon, uncovering the water needs and challenges in Thaketa township

Since October 2018 a coalition of Dutch water organisations is working together in the 'Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon' (UWLY) program to support the Yangon Regional Government in Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges. The UWLY program, to run for three years as part of the Dutch Go...
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Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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A mountain of rubbish to climb in Yangon’s alleys

​10 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The clearing of rubbish from alleys in Yangon resumed again last week in the townships of Kyeemyindaing and Tamwe following a temporary suspension of the work due to the monsoon season, says the Yangon City Development Committee's Department of Pollution Co...
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SEA Of The Hydropower Sector In Myanmar Resources

SEA – Final Report For Stakeholder Review The 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 im...
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RainMyanmar: A tool for monitoring and evaluating rainfall patterns across Myanmar

​ Although rainfall stations continue to be an irreplaceable source of data, satellite-derived products provide valuable additional information on spatial patterns and remote sites where no stations are present. Thanks to Google Earth Engine, these data products are now publicly available and can im...
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Supporting Early Flood Preparedness in Myanmar

The fact sheet and infographic explains SERVIR-Mekong's collaboration with Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief & Resettlement utilizes geospatial technology to improve annual flood preparedness.   Fact Sheet (2.1MB) Infographic (1.1MB) Sou...
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In Myanmar, The First Recorded Effects of Climate Change

​4 Nov 18 - Source: The Stropu -   In some regions of Myanmar have already felt the first negative effect from global climate change. According to our site with reference to The Guardian, changing weather conditions and rising water levels have meant that many residents were left homeless. The ...
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'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent​ ​1 Nov 18 - Source: The Guardian -  On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi , a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea. "The well used to be the centre of our village," My...
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Greater state-regional effort against climate change urged

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   While Myanmar has drafted policies and initiated projects to address climate change, more needs to be done at the state and regional level, said U Than Aye, retired deputy director general of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Projects have been drawn u...
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Better disaster management vital to country’s development

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   A comprehensive disaster management plan would go far in improving the lives of everyone in the country, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio.  The vice president made the remark during an event to mark the UN's International Day for Disaster Reduction. "If l...
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Increase in flooding will devastate SE Asia in near future, reports warn

​ Several Southeast Asian countries have this year been heavily impacted by natural disasters, and according to recent reports, the onslaught of extreme weather in the region is expected to continue for the foreseeable future 16 Oct 18 - Southeast Asia Globe - Southeast Asia is likely to see an...
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A depression to occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October

​29 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A depression may occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October, according to weather forecast for first ten days of October by Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Southwest monsoon is likely to withdrawal from Southern Myanmar areas (across the w...
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Excess freshwater from rain possible cause of mass clam death: Kyaukpyu District Fishing Department

​27 Sep 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar -  The mass death of clams that occurred in Pyarpinlahar creek and its vicinity in Tapyuchaing island, Kyaukmyaung village-tract, An Township, Kyaukpyu District, is not due to polluted water and the species of clam in question could have died due to exce...
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Establishment of flood damage function models: A case study in the Bago River Basin, Myanmar

Shelly Win, Win Win Zin, Akiyuki Kawasaki, Zin Mar Lar Tin San Department of Civil Engineering, Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar. Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.  Abstract This paper derives flood damage function models based on the relati...
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