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The Amarapura Project - Improving Water Service in Mandalay City

" Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all " ​ (SDG 6). " Making the cities in Myanmar more sustainable, more resilient and more inclusive " (SDG 11). ​ ​ We did an interview with Thibaut Le Loc'h, the coordinator of the Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste Managem...
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Shan State Lawmakers to Discuss Draft Inle Lake Conservation Law

28 May 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - YANGON—The Shan State Parliament will soon discuss a draft law that will allow the participation of local residents in the conservation of Inle Lake, one of the most prominent landmarks in Shan State.  The draft law proposes the formation of a lake governing ...
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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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RecyGlo cleans up in recycling

11 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Coloured waste bins line the walls of RecyGlo's office in Yangon. Blue is for paper, red for plastic, green for aluminium and black for general waste. The waste is being separated for recycling. "If the plastic, glass and cans that we discard daily are not syste...
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World Water Day 2019 commemorated in Nay Pyi Taw

7 March 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Nay Pyi Taw commemorated World Water Day 2019 at its Myanmar International Convention Centre II yesterday where Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Chairperson of National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), delivered a speech. History of National Water ...
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Biodiversity, people’s livelihoods at risk in Chindwin River Basin

26 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Chindwin River, the largest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River, is vital to the lives of thousands of communities in Myanmar. Its basin ecosystem offers ecological services and biological diversity that provide the essential needs for six million people, from d...
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“Saving the Chindwin” Campaign aims to increase public awareness

“Saving the Chindwin” Campaign aims to increase public awareness

​​ Date ​17th February, 2019 (Sunday) ​ Starting Point ​ Front of CRBO office, Monywa, Sagaing Region ​ Campaign Area ​Around CRBO office (nearby City Hall), Kyauk-Saung Jetty and Shipping area ​ Participants ​Hon. Chief Minister Dr. Myint Naing of the Sagaing Regional Government, and other Minister...
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Meeting with Myanmar Purified Drinking Water Association about groundwater extraction

U Ye Htut, Chairman of Myanmar Purified Drinking Water Association, speaks about the story of the association, the objectives and the current activities in Myanmar. He provided me of information and profile of the association and tried to elaborate more about its activities in Myanmar. Myanmar Purif...
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Making schools safe havens for communities

Source: Frontier Myanmar New school construction guidelines are aimed at making education more inclusive and accessible while also ensuring that schools can serve their communities as safe and secure shelters during natural disasters. By EVA HIRSCHI | FRONTIER In 2008, Cyclone Nargis destroyed 50 pe...
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Bago River Awareness Raising started gathering tons of audiences

​Public awareness and inclusiveness of local community are the characteristics of improvement signatures in building sustainable development. Besides, it is uneasy to make local people attractive to participate in one campaign. I reached out one of the public awareness campa...
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The company that works to serve the people

20 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Villagers usually start their day early, doing their household chores and attending to their farms before the sun gets too hot. But one Monday, residents of Tha Pyay Kone Village in Hmawbi township in the outskirt of Yangon were exceptionally busy. It w...
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UNDP, Norway boost conservation of Inle Lake

​6 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Norway have joined in efforts to save one of the most scenic lakes in the country, Inle Lake in Shan State. The lake, which is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the country is e...
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First phase of Integrated Water Resources Management in Bago sub-basin area

​ ​The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management has been defined by the Global Water Partnership in 2011. In term, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize eco...
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Reflection of open seminar on Bago Sub-basin Management Plan

​ ​Bago Sub-basin Management Plan was introduced into public on September 20th, 2018. Since it was introduced as in open seminar, Bago Regional Government, Forest Department, Environmental Conservation Department, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System and Irrigation and Wate...
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The River Basin Management Approach - A Pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin Area

​The  Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan was presented on 20 September, 2018. On behalf of NIVA, the Norwegian Institute for Water  Research, Ingrid Nesheim presented on how the project came into existence. The Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan bring...
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