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Pilot project to irrigate Myanmar’s dry zone

​14 Aug 18 -  Farmers living in the central dry zone will no longer have to fight for water thanks to a pilot project funded by Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners, officials said. Mya Than, assistant director and c...
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High tide floods Yangon townships

​14 Aug 18 -  Since 4:30 pm on August 13, high tide occurred in Botataung, Lamadaw township which are situated near Yangon port. Thaketa, Thigungyun, North Okkalapa, South Okkalapa, Pazuntaung, Mingalar Taungnyunt, Kyimyindaing, Hlaing Tharyar, and Taikkyi Townships are located close to Nga Moe...
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Water floods into residential areas in Yangon

​14 Aug 18 -  Water flooded into residential areas in many townships in Yangon due to heavy rain, high tide with exceptionally high spring in the last day of waning, said Director General Dr Kyaw Moe Oo from Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) warned...
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Water level in Thanlwin River increases again

​11 August 18 -  Water level in Thanlwin River is increased again after flood victims moved back to their homes from flood relief camps in Hpa-an and they returned to the camps in the same night, sources said. "The flood victims moved back to their homes this morning as water is receding in Tha...
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Record rainfall causes shutdown of some shops in Myitkyina

11 August 18 - Some shops have been closed by flood in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State due to record-breaking rainfall yesterday morning.  As it has been raining heavily in Myitkyina Township since early morning of July 10th, flooding caused in low lying wards of town in Myitkyina.  ...
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Floods damage over 200,000 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago

​11 August 18 -  Floods destroyed over 200,000 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago region, according to the figures from Myanmar Agriculture Service (Bago). In the last week of late July, floods hit 494,681 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago region due to the rising water levels at Sittoung, Shwegy...
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Navigation aids to install along Mandalay-Nyaung U waterway

9 August 18 - In order to safely travel of vessels along Mandalay-Nyaung U waterway, advanced navigation aids will be installed in the last week of August according to Department of Water Resources and Improvement of Rive System. The Ayeyawaddy Integrated Basin Managemnt Project Consultation (A...
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Tanintharyi flood victims are in need of assistance

9 August 18 - Water level of Tanintharyi River has exceeded its danger mark for the second time and locals are in need of assistance.  Starting from one month ago, Tanintharyi Township and its nearby villages were flooded and locals already face many difficulties because they suffered from...
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Water rises in Chindwin River

​9 August 18 -  The water level in Chindwin River has exceeded the danger level in Monywa Township, said an official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Sagaing Region. He said preventive measures have been activated to minimize adverse effects on the residents in the area. "The...
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Changing the game of Collaboration and Transparency in Myanmar Water Sector

The Water Agency  was honored to soft launch the first version of the Myanmar Water Portal  (MWP) during the Greater Mekong Forum in Yangon in October 2017. Based on the continuous interactions with Myanmar and International stakeholders, we have improved our knowledge and collab...
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Yangon Impact Hub transforms into Yangon Water Hub for a night

Building an ecosystem for (water) entrepreneurs in Myanmar. ​   Although it's pouring rain outside (02 August), the Impact Hub office in Yangon is full of people that are interested in Sustainable Water Solutions for Myanmar. This is the first time that the topic of water is addressed in t...
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Free Online Training Course for Water Integrity: Principles and Concepts

​ The water crisis is known to everybody. 844 million people around the world lack access to safe reliable drinking water facilities. The critical weaknesses of the water sector (scarcity, equitable distribution, access) can be solved only by providing a more transparent, participatory and accountab...
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Myanmar people struggle amid floods

7 August 18 - ​ During the period of Buddhist lent, Ma Su Myat Pan studying at Mandalay University went back to her native Thaton in Mon State for a well deserved break from the daily grind of her studies. But what was supposed to be a fun-filled vacation before she sat for her university exam,...
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Danish company seeks long-term role in Myanmar’s water security

​4 August 18 -  While issues like aquifer depletion, groundwater contamination, overpopulation, extreme flooding and droughts grab headlines in coverage of a global water crisis that has been long in the making, one area that gets significantly less attention is water that is lost before it rea...
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Donethami Creek overflows, floods over 30 villages in Thahtone

4 August 18 - As torrential rain and overflowing of water from Donethami Creek, flood already hit in over 30 villages of 18-village-tracts in Thahtone Township, Mon State affecting more than 15,000 peoples, says MP Khaing Khaing Le from No.1 Constituency in Thahtone Township.  "In Thahtone...
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