Seminar for dissemination of the Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan

On the 20 th of September, 2018, a seminar on the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan will be hosted in Bago. The aim of the open seminar is to present the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan by dissemination of a folder and a report. The Plan, which consists of an overview of the ecological status in the Sub...
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Integrated Assessment of Groundwater Use for Improving Livelihoods in the Dry Zone of Myanmar

This report is part of a broader study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), in collaboration with the National Engineering and Planning Services (NEPS), and Myanmar Marketing Research and Development (MMRD) Research Services, under the 'Sustainable 2 management of water ...
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Chindwin River Basin Scenario

​ If I were a storyteller to the future generation about Chindwin River Basin, I would have started to explain about the Chindwin River, wouldn't I? I got the story after interviewing with Than Htway Lwin from Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI). She gave me documents and reports related to biod...
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Chindwin Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The Chindwin Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (CBES) project will assess the potential impacts of development and climate change on livelihoods and biodiversity within three key biodiversity hotspots in the Chindwin River Basin. CBES aims to support policy-makers in making comprehensive basin dev...
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Chindwin River Basin Organization (Chindwin RBO)

The Chindwin RBO is envisaged to serve as a mechanism for integrated water resources management, ensuring environmentally and socially sustainable  development in this vital river basin.   The Chindwin River is the biggest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. The health of the...
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Water Quality Monitoring in the Chindwin River Basin

​The main objectives of the Chindwin River water quality study were to build capacity of local stakeholders in water quality monitoring, to understand the current status of water quality, and to support local government agencies in developing a water quality management and monitoring strategy for th...
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Wastewater Story - Industrial Business

​ Water problems could be categorized as too much water, too little water or too dirty in our perpetual daily routes. This time, my motive to continue the water journey in Yangon urges me to write about so-called "too dirty" theme in Yangon. I interviewed with U Sein Thaung Oo, vice-president of Mya...
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FDA suspends around 40 bottled water operations in Yangon

​3 Sep 18 -  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department has placed a temporary ban on about 40 undisciplined bottled water operations and closed nine unlicensed ones, said the FDA (Yangon)'s Deputy Director Dr Min Wan. "The number of suspended bottled water businesses this year has exceeded ...
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MYANMARWATER 2018 – get ready for action!

​ The Biggest International Exhibition on Water & Wastewater Ever Held In Myanmar ​ MYANMARWATER 2018 is part of the ASEAN Water series of exhibitions organised by UBM Asia, and returns from 11 – 13 October 2018 at the newly constructed Yangon Convention Centre. It is a unique annual event held ...
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State Counsellor emphasizes the importance of water studies at Yangon University

3 Sep 18 - Myanmar State Counsellor Office (Official Facebook Page) -  State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the university's authorities to promote the law and water studies at the university in the conclusion of the meeting on renovation, upgrading Yangon University.&...
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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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Four dead, three missing after Myanmar dam overflow

​1 Sep 18  - Mizzima  -  Floods from a dam breach in Central Myanmar has left four people dead and three missing, a ministry official confirmed Friday, the first casualties reported two days after a portion of the levee collapsed from heavy monsoon rains. The deceased were three men a...
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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

​31 Aug 18 - SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar (Reuters) - As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. The disaster spotlights safety concerns...
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Authorities allow Yangon-Bagan trains to resume operations

​31 Aug 18 - Eleven Myanmar  -  Transport authorities had allowed Yangon-Bagan train schedules to restart after flooding occurred on August 29, which prevented the trains from operating.  The trains will begin running again starting from August 30. But the trains running on Yangon-Man...
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More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails

29 Aug 18 - Reuters - ​IN KYIN KONE, Myanmar (Reuters) - More than 50,000 people have evacuated their homes in central Myanmar after part of a dam failed on Wednesday, inundating communities and damaging a bridge on a major highway, officials said. The incident spotlights safety concerns a...
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