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World Toilet Day video competition

18 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - November 19 is international World Toilet Day, and to mark the occasion in 2020 two organisations are calling on creative talents to produce a three-minute toilet-related videos. The competition is hosted by WASH, an NGO focused on promoting clean water, sa...
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Wastewater Management and Its consequences; Interview with Si Thu Htun - A Wastewater Expert

In accordance with Myanmar National Waste Management Strategy and Master Plan, current status of wastewater management is facing with challenges in inadequate wastewater and sanitation services. As reported by the research on solid waste management of large resettlements in Yangon, Mandalay, and Nay...
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Interview with a postdoctoral scholar at Kyoto University – research findings and experience on organic waste management in Mandalay

"We are trying to control the quantity of faecal sludge by monitoring the collecting trucks on (1) where they are heading, (2) how much amount of sludge is on them and (3) the starting time and the route of the trucks by installing weight sensors and GPS tracking based on IoT technology," by Author ...

Nitrogen and Phosphorous Flow Analysis with Focus on Anthropogenic Organic Wastes: A Case Study in Mandalay, Myanmar

In developing countries, many tons of valuable nutrients (mainly Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorous (P)) are lost as waste derived from daily life and agriculture. Nutrient load qualification is an early step for recognizing environmental pollution and a basic requirement for planning environmental s...

Informal Emptying Business in Mandalay: Its Reasons and Financial Impacts

Globally, 2.8 billion people use on-site sanitation facilities, which need regular emptying of accumulated fecal sludge. Illegal dumping from informal emptying businesses, one of the major challenges in environmental management, is widely observed. Considering Mandalay, Myanmar, this study...
ရေရှည်တည်တံ့ ခိုင်မြဲသည့် မြို့ပြရေဆိုးသန့်စင်မှုအတွက် အရေးပါသော အချက် (၄) ချက်

ရေရှည်တည်တံ့ ခိုင်မြဲသည့် မြို့ပြရေဆိုးသန့်စင်မှုအတွက် အရေးပါသော အချက် (၄) ချက်

Success for the world's urbanization hotspots depends on matching sanitation services to city realities. ကမ္ဘာ့မြို့ပြဖွံ့ဖြိုးတိုးတက်မှု နေရာများအတွက် အောင်မြင်မှုသည် မြို့၏မှန်ကန်သော တိုးတက်မှုများ၊ သန့်ရှင်းရေး ၀န်ဆောင်မှုများနှင့် ကိုက်ညီမှုပေါ်တွင် မူတည်သည်။ အချို့သော မြို့ပြအခြေခံ အဆောက်အအုံဆိ...
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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...

Nutrient Removal From Municipal Wastewater of Yangon City

Daw Nway Nway Khaing from Yangon Technical University, presented on "Nutrient removal of Municipal waste water of Yangon City" during MyanmarWater 2018.  Daw Nway Nway Khaing talked about the increase in waste water in Yangon this decade, increasing the importance of finding sufficient ways to ...
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German firms eye Myanmar’s water sector

​14 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - German companies will be travelling to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay to explore Myanmar's market focusing on water and wastewater infrastructure and a conference on the topic is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) a...
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Mandalay battles littering curse and clogged drains

3 Sep 18 - Myanmar Times - ​When it rains, it is a nightmare for Ma Su, who lives between 65th and Tharaphi streets in Mandalay. Heavy rain always causes flooding in the ward where she lives. "Flooding always happens in the rainy season. Because of the floodwater, motorcycles often break down. ...

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