A mountain of rubbish to climb in Yangon’s alleys

​10 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The clearing of rubbish from alleys in Yangon resumed again last week in the townships of Kyeemyindaing and Tamwe following a temporary suspension of the work due to the monsoon season, says the Yangon City Development Committee's Department of Pollution Co...
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Japan to provide more weather forecast training

 04 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical training in weather forecasting to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). JICA had donated 30 automatic weather forecast stations and three radars with built-in traini...
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RainMyanmar: A tool for monitoring and evaluating rainfall patterns across Myanmar

​ Although rainfall stations continue to be an irreplaceable source of data, satellite-derived products provide valuable additional information on spatial patterns and remote sites where no stations are present. Thanks to Google Earth Engine, these data products are now publicly available and can im...
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El Nino likely to hit Myanmar during coming cool season

​15 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Weather predictions indicate that El Nino might be coming to Myanmar during the winter season, meteorologists said. "El Nino is forecast to happen this year, but it will be weak to moderate," said U Kyaw Moe Oo, director general of the Department of Me...
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Dutch Experts Share Innovative Ideas amidst Myanmar Future Generation.

Representatives of Dutch Water Sector, Silke Nauta explained the technology of WaveDroid and Flore Bijker from Infram about "Room for the Rivers" to Myanmar undergraduate and postgraduate students at University of Yangon. So then, I asked two questions what the Wavedroid is, why Room ...
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Supporting Early Flood Preparedness in Myanmar

The fact sheet and infographic explains SERVIR-Mekong's collaboration with Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief & Resettlement utilizes geospatial technology to improve annual flood preparedness.   Fact Sheet (2.1MB) Infographic (1.1MB) Sou...
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'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent​ ​1 Nov 18 - Source: The Guardian -  On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi , a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea. "The well used to be the centre of our village," My...
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Greater state-regional effort against climate change urged

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   While Myanmar has drafted policies and initiated projects to address climate change, more needs to be done at the state and regional level, said U Than Aye, retired deputy director general of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Projects have been drawn u...
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Better disaster management vital to country’s development

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   A comprehensive disaster management plan would go far in improving the lives of everyone in the country, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio.  The vice president made the remark during an event to mark the UN's International Day for Disaster Reduction. "If l...
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Daily Flood Bulletin

(17.10.2018): Weather is partly cloudy over the Andaman Sea and South Bay and a few cloud elsewhere in the Bay of Bengal. ​No Flood Bulletin More Flood Bulletin:  https://www.moezala.gov.mm/flood-bulletin%20

Increase in flooding will devastate SE Asia in near future, reports warn

​ Several Southeast Asian countries have this year been heavily impacted by natural disasters, and according to recent reports, the onslaught of extreme weather in the region is expected to continue for the foreseeable future 16 Oct 18 - Southeast Asia Globe - Southeast Asia is likely to see an...
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Speaker Sessions and Panelist Sessions at MyanmarWater 2018

​At MyanmarWater 2018, there will be two great panelist sessions on the stage. At first, each dedicated speakers will be present on respective topics and share their visions to the audience. Two sessions will be  ​Sustainable Urban Water Management  Wastewater Treatment and Envir...
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One month until kicking-off the Myanmar Water Challenge

​​The count-down has started – after a successful and exciting engagement day in August we are now ready to start the second edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge. Next month more than 40 students from 13 different Myanmar universities will actively participate in the 3 day 'Water in th...
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A depression to occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October

​29 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A depression may occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October, according to weather forecast for first ten days of October by Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Southwest monsoon is likely to withdrawal from Southern Myanmar areas (across the w...
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Excess freshwater from rain possible cause of mass clam death: Kyaukpyu District Fishing Department

​27 Sep 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar -  The mass death of clams that occurred in Pyarpinlahar creek and its vicinity in Tapyuchaing island, Kyaukmyaung village-tract, An Township, Kyaukpyu District, is not due to polluted water and the species of clam in question could have died due to exce...
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