Source: Engineering With Nature -  The application of natural and nature‑based features (NNBF) has grown steadily over the past 20 years, supported by calls for innovation in flood risk management (FRM) and nature‑based solutions from many different perspectives and organizations. Technica...
Background  In November 2018, the Yangon Region Government and the Government of the Netherlands agreed on a 3-year collaboration program of the Partners for International Business (PIB) - Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon. In this program, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Emba...
Are you between 15 and 35? Do you have innovative ideas about how the world can better manage droughts and floods? The Global Integrated Flood and Drought Management Competition for youth-led projects is organised by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (...
Source: World Meteorological Organization - A disaster related to a weather, climate or water hazard occurred every day on average over the past 50 years – killing 115 people and causing US$ 202 million in losses daily, according to a comprehensive new report from the World Meteorological Organ...
23 November 2021 - Source: The Irrawaddy - The death toll from a mass drowning during a pagoda festival in Mon State's Thanbyuzayat Township on Sunday has risen to 20 with the discovery of five more pilgrims' bodies on Monday. The bodies of four women and a man were recovered on Monday, accordi...
21 Nov 2021 - Source: AFP - At least 15 people drowned on Sunday while crossing a flooded causeway in Myanmar to reach a Buddhist temple for a festival, rescue workers told AFP.The tragedy unfolded as thousands of worshippers tried to reach the Kyeik Hne pagoda, which lies on a rocky outcrop ar...
Cities in different parts of the world face different, unique challenges and opportunities in the face of climate change. Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries to the climate crisis and Yangon, the largest city of Myanmar, is also no stranger to the impacts of climate change and extreme we...
Climate Change can be defined as any variations in climate patterns that last for a long period of time: decades or more. The prime cause of climate change is Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission, typically Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4), mainly caused by burning fossil fuels for energy use. Now, C...
Latest Updates From Various Sources 25 October 2021 - Eleven Media SourceHeavy rains in Taungdwingyi, Magway Region, have caused record flooding since the night of October 24, according to locals. Heavy rains on the evening of October 24 flooded the low-lying areas of Taungdwingyi town and...
26 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - Heavy rains in Taungdwingyi, Magway Region, have caused record flooding since the night of October 24, according to locals.Heavy rains on the evening of October 24 flooded the low-lying areas of Taungdwingyi town and on the main road until the morning of...
Lighthouses show where to go—and where to avoid. The 'lighthouse' case studies in this Delta Report explore best practices in climate adaptation and resilience interventions in delta countries.  The report is intended primarily for an audience of governments in delta countries: p...
Climate change increases the odds of exacerbating floods in many parts of Myanmar. During the last week of July, people from Shan, Rakhine, Kayen, and the Mon States have suffered flooding due to continuous days of heavy rain. [source]. In the mid of last August, we were able to arrange a series of ...
19 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - On the night of October 16, heavy rains and strong winds in Magway Region knocked down the pagoda pillar in Pwint Phyu Township and knocked down several large trees along the road leading to the pagoda.Heavy rain fell in most townships in Magway Region f...
19 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media - Due to heavy rains in Magway Region, on October 17 at Saku General Hospital. On October 18, the floodwaters inundated houses in the lower parts of Sin Phyu Island.Heavy rains fell in most townships in Magway Region from October 14 to October 17, when a s...
8 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media -  Heavy rains have been reported in some parts of Rangoon since October 7 at around 1pm.The floods occurred in Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township. The incident took place in Tamwe Township and flooded shops and houses.In front of Yuzana Plaza, Mingalar Tau...

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