Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

11 Feb 19 - Source: Mizzima - The crack at a dam in Myanmar's Bago region poses no risk to public safety following several earthquakes that jolted Paukkaung, Bago region last year, Xinhua reported quoting an initial assessment of the Myanmar Dams National Committee. The crack at the earthen embankme...
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Our wetlands are worth saving

05 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The theme of World Wetlands Day 2019 on Saturday – Wetlands and Climate Change – was aimed at encouraging people to conserve wetlands to mitigate climate change, said U Thein Aung of the Myanmar Bird and Nature Society. Myanmar has many wetlands, which consist of ...
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Inland Fisheries Management and Integrated Agriculture Improve Fish Availability and Dietary Diversity

The value of inland fisheries has led to some important initiatives by the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC). Michael Akester from WorldFish Inland capture fisheries provide an important contribution to Myanmar's GDP together with agriculture. Inland fisheries play a key role in ensuring foo...
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Govt announces ‘project bank’ to get Myanmar building

31 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government has announced the launch of an online "project bank" which will change the way infrastructure programmes are planned, determined and funded. Speaking at the Invest Myanmar Summit in the capital city, deputy finance minister U Set Aung said the proje...
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Piloting river basin management in the Bago Sub-basin, experiences and recommendations

The aim of the IWRM project has been to pilot the development of a coordinated River Basin Management Plan. The report presents the procedures applied and the experiences gained as part of this pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin during the period2015 - 2018. The report explains the basic principles f...
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Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar

​The aim of the study has been to give important and improved knowledge about aquatic macrophytes and phytoplankton biodiversity in the Indawgyi Lake. The survey took place in September 2017 and included physical measurements, water chemistry, phytoplankton, and aquatic macrophytes.   Download ...
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Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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Good Floods, bad floods: managing the negatives of floods while maintaining its many benefits

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) manages the "Testing Adaptation in Flood-Based Resource Management" project that seeks to support the integration of Flood-Based Farming Systems (FBFS) in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta of Myanmar. Funded by the European Commission and the International Fun...
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Sprouting Mangroves Restore Hopes in Coastal Myanmar

SHWE THAUNG YAN, Myanmar, Jan 4 2019 (IPS) - Htay Aung is having a moment. The 63-year-old retired professor of Marine Science sits at the foot of a Buddha statue atop a hill on Shwe Thaung Yan sub township, in Myanmar's Ayeyerwady region, almost in meditation. Below him, a vast thicket of mangrove ...
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Outcomes from the Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy was held in Yangon, Myanmar, on 4-6 December. The theme of this year's Forum was 'Economic Development and the Rivers of the Greater Mekong', focusing on ways in which economic, environmental and so...
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Australia and Myanmar renew MoU for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - Australia and Myanmar have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management. The MoU was signed by Australia's Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Jeremy Kruse, and Secretary for Myanmar's National Wa...
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The misrule of Inle Lake

​Inle Lake and its mismanagement is a case study in the limits of devolution under the 2008 Constitution, and the dispossession of ethnic communities.​ 20 Dec 2018 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - ALL THE BOATS were booked that day. It was October 27, at the climax of the 18-day Phaung Daw Oo festival, ...
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Reflections and personal experiences during 3-day training course of user-friendly application – RainMyanmar

​On December 5-7, I went to the satellite-based remote sensing training at Yangon Technological University (YTU). The training course is for 3 days and is organised by FutureWater , VanderSat and HKV companies, organized in partnership with TU Delft and within the "Leapfrogging Delta Management in M...
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Pyu Lake residents seek to protect their natural treasure

​11 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  U Kan Oo was roused from his sleep in the early morning of December by what at first sounded like a loud cries coming from his roof. But a few seconds after he gathered his bearings, he realised that it was that season of the year again when birds escaping ...
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Neglecting Myanmar’s biodiversity means cost and conflict for businesses

23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar TImes -  Myanmar's private sector needs to identify the impact of their businesses on biodiversity and ecosystems early on to avoid cost and conflict, a recent report states. Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) recently published a briefing pa...
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