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The hunger haunting the nation’s rice bowl

​A depletion in the variety of local food sources, stubborn poverty rates and stretched health services are driving high rates of malnutrition in the Ayeyarwady delta. By KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIER The crowd at the jetty in the Ayeyarwady Region town of Thabaung waited patiently for the boats that wo...
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Shan parliament debates Inle Lake conservation bill

12 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan State Hluttaw debated a bill on the conservation of Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe township from June 6 to 8. The bill was drafted by the hluttaw Bill Committee, government agencies, civil society organisations and local MPs. "This law is necessary for Inle Lak...
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အမႈိက္ကေရႊျဖစ္ေအာင္ဘယ္လိုလုပ္ၾကမလဲ

Translated by Khaing Su Lwin   Original Article from Water, Land and Ecosystem (WLE) Website ​ မိလႅာစီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းလို႔ ေျပာလိုက္ရင္ အားသြန္ ခြန္စိုက္ လုပ္ခ်င္စရာ စီးပြားေရး လုပ္ငန္းတစ္ခုလို႔ ျမင္မိခ်င္မွ ျမင္မိၾကမွာပါ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ သင္ဟာ စြန္႔ပစ္ပစၥည္း စီမံခန္႔ခြဲမႈကို လ်စ္လ်ဴရႈထားတဲ့ စီးပြားေရး...
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Young Expert Program’s Interview Series: May Thet Kyaw

" We (MDF) is focuing on the abilities of people. Working in MDF is the same as functioning in the YEP program " by Author Are you familiar with the Young Expert Program (YEP) in Myanmar? In Myanmar, there are currently active international and local young players called YEPpers, who are dedicated t...
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Groundwater-Myanmar

Groundwater Myanmar (some)

U Myint Thein presents (some) Groundwater in Myanmar. He explains the nature of groundwater and its existence. Additionally, He shows -  (1) Major aquifer units including Monywa Sub-basin and Pale Sub-basin in Central Myanmar. (2) Utilization of Groundwater (Nation-Wide). (3) Groundwater P...
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Seminar on Knowledge Sharing for Better Dams held in Yangon

27 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myanmar National Commission on Large Dams (MNCLD) held the Seminar on Knowledge Sharing for Better Dams in Yangon yesterday. In his address, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu said, "The International Commission on L...
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Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

​10 May 19 - Source: The Dispatch - A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking water — a life-saving resource funded by well wishers across the country. Crowdfunding brings life-saving wat...
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Photo Story: Myanmar’s Chindwin River Basin

CEPF grantees racing to learn more about this important place before it's too late by Author Myanmar's Chindwin River Basin hosts a range of habitats—from forests and swamps to coasts and mountains. Fifty percent of the basin is covered by 14 of the country's Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). Only a qu...
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Integrated Water Resources Management Project in Bago moves into second phase

28 Apr 19 - The second phase of the IWRM project has been approved for funding by the Norwegian embassy in Myanmar. The project is part of the Myanmar Norway Environmental Programme phase II. Five new years for the Integrated Water Resources Management – Training and Institution Building project fro...
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Infrastructural development will enhance resources of Ayeyawady delta

14 April 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Ayeyawady Region is a delta area with full of rivers and creeks. Fertile land and abundant aquatic resources are major source of livelihood for local people. The region was widely known as a granary of Myanmar, and the promotion of its agricult...
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Environmental group to build capacity with IFC support

12 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Myanmar Environmental Assessment Association (MEAA) enter into an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve environmental and social (E&S) risk assessment and management skills in the private sector. The MEAA, which has over 1...
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သဘာ၀တရားျကီးကေတာ့သင္ေပးေနပါတယ္ ……….. ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို ့ကေရာ သင္ယူေနျကရဲ့လား

ေရ ေလာကျကီးအတြက္ စိန္ေခၚမႈေတြ အမ်ားျကီးထဲကမွ အဓိကျပႆနာျကီး(၃)ရပ ္မွာ ေရရွားျခင္း၊ ေရျကီးျခင္းနဲ ့ ေရညစ္ညမ္းျခင္းတို ့ပဲျဖစ္ျကပါတယ္။ ဆယ္စုနွစ္တစ္ခုေက်ာ္ လြန္ျပီးေနာက္ ကမ႓ာလူဦးေရဟာ ႏွစ ္ဆ ေက်ာ္ တိုးတက္လာတာေျကာင့္ ေရသံုးစြဲမႈပမာဏဟာ လည္းတိုးတက္လာခဲ့ပါတယ္။ စဥ္ဆက္မျပတ္ဖံြ ့ျဖိဳးတိုးတက္မႈအတ ြက္ အဓိက စိန္ေ...
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More than K9 billion owed for irrigation in Mandalay

03 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times The government is owed more than K9.1 billion for water supplied for irrigation in Mandalay Region, according to Mandalay Auditor General Daw Khin Aye Swe. From 2006-2007 to 2016-17, K9.14 billion was not paid to the government by township, ward or village tract a...
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Australian Water Partnership announces funding for project on ‘Gender, water, and food synergies in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Myanmar’

22 March 19 - Source: Australian Water Partnership (AWP) - The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) initiative under the umbrella of 'Next Generation Irrigation and Agricultural Water Management for Asia Pacific'. The first pro...
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Tanintharyi villagers keep up fight against tin mine

A poor community cites decades of land dispossession and environmental degradation in their opposition to a Thai-operated tin mine in rural Dawei Township. By WIN ZAR NI AUNG and YE HTUT WIN | FRONTIER ON THE BANKS of a narrow stream in rural Tanintharyi Region, a faded blue sign points the way to M...
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