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Youth rush to help households as 10,000 affected by Myitkyina flooding

15 July 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER MYITKYINA — Youth and former drug users volunteered support in Myitkyina as the Ayeyarwady River broke its banks and flooded the Kachin State capital, affecting more than 10,000 people. With water rapidly rising in several quarters o...
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More than 23,000 affected by flooding so far in July

15 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - More than 23,000 people have been affected by floods as a result of heavy rains across Myanmar so far this month, according to the Disaster Management Department. Most of the casualties have been in Kachin State in northern Myanmar. More than 15,000 in Myitkyina,...
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Flash flood warning issued in Mon State

10 July 19 - Source: Mizzima - Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department have warned residents in Mon state to be aware of floods due to rising water level in the next 24 hours, Xinhua reported. People residing near the river bank and low-lying areas are warned to take precautionary measure. Me...
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Monsoon rhapsody

09 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A young Yangonite looked up at a darkened sky above. The wind drove a bank of black clouds immediately overhead, and his face suddenly became more sullen, "Not again!" He was about to cross Sule Pagoda Road, which was congested with cars and trucks blasting their...
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Flood resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

9 July 19 - Source: CordAid - In central Myanmar, many villages and their inhabitants are in danger. Climate change is causing both excessive rainfall and prolonged drought, and the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar's lifeline, is increasingly bursting its banks. With disastrous consequences. The villagers a...
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News Snapshots: Disaster & Flooding in Myanmar

Disaster & Flooding Theme  Disaster - April Edition Flooding - July Edition 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 snapsho...
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YCDC warns businesses along Shwe Hlay Creek

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon City Development Committee has notified Jade Hotel, Chan Myae Hotel, High Five Hotel and High Star Hotel to remove annexes encroaching on Shwe Hlay creek in Yangon Region's North Okkala Township. In a statement to the Yangon Regional Assembly on June 1...
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PIB UWLY Consortium hosts Scoping Workshop to develop water interventions for Thaketa township

Source: The Water Agency Date: June 21st, 2019 From June 10-14, 2019, a workshop 'Scoping the interventions for Thaketa township' was organized in Yangon as part of the Urban Water track of the Partners in Business: Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon (PIB UWLY ) program. Previously a success...
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Accelerating climate change calls for better disaster preparedness

11 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myanmar is once again entering monsoon season and while the majority of the country is having its share of pouring rain and blowing winds, the nation's dry zone has still not seen a drop. On the other hand, while there have been strong winds and lig...
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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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