Plastic river: Following the waste that's choking the Chao Phraya

Source: The Third Pole - By Wanpen Pajai - The Chao Phraya River is born from mountain streams in northern Thailand, flowing hundreds of kilometres south to the sea. By the time the river travels through Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand, it is carrying huge quantities of ...

Marine Warriors Hand-in Workshop

Source: World Learning - The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors brings together participants from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to examine recent environmental changes and consequences in the Central Coastal regions of Vietnam. Funded by ...

The perspectives of local marginalized groups upon water in the midst of COVID-19 in Myanmar

COVID-19 pandemic has been changing our day-to-day activities since the beginning. Water becomes an essential element, and access to clean water is crucial to reducing the risk of COVID-19. In addition, the regions where water insecurity pre-exists before the pandemic increased the need for clean wa...

Webinar Announcement - Drought, COVID and multi-risk assessment

Source: UN-Water - Droughts cause deep and multi-faceted damage to ecosystems, (agro) economies and societies, particularly to vulnerable rural people in developing countries. A forthcoming webinar by the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) group will examine the multiple ...

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management

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...

Coming Soon: Htee City Smart Water Mobile Application

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...

Calling young people with big ideas about flood and drought management!

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 (...

Weather-related disasters increase over past 50 years, causing more damage but fewer deaths

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...

Death Toll in Myanmar Pagoda Festival Drownings Rises to 20

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...

Rising Tide killed at least 15 people in Myanmar

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...

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Yangon Raincraft II: Strengthening the Climate Resilience of the Urban Community through Innovative Participatory Approach

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 Impacts on Water-Related Sectors

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...

Flood Bulletin 2021 - Ongoing

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...

Heavy rains in Taungdwingyi, Magway Region

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...

Living with water: climate adaptation in the world’s deltas

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...

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