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Storms kill two, displace thousands of people in Sagaing

24 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Two people were killed and about 4000 people were displaced by windstorms that pummelled villages across the country in early April, the Disaster Management Department said. The two fatalities were villagers in Sagaing Region, where over 100 houses were torn apart...
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Public health hinges on safe medical waste disposal

09 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - At 6pm each day, Ko Aung Si Thu, an employee of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), starts collecting garbage on Anawrahta street in Pazundaung township. He works until 6am the next day. While making his rounds, he often finds potentially dangerous was...
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Myanmar may face water shortage in this year: a meteorologist

09 April 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Weather will be hotter than usual in this year and Myanmar may face water shortage due to El Niño and late monsoon arrival, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw. "El Niño could bring some weather changes in this year and all meteorologists forecasted that the arrival o...
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Flood Model for Yangon Region

On 21 st of March, during a kick-off meeting at Yangon City Hall the Yangon Flood Model was initiated in which the outlines of the project were presented. This project will support not only ongoing initiatives on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Disaster Reduction Management but also...
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‘All the fish died’: Kachin communities alarmed at impact of banana plantations

Communities in Kachin State are increasingly alarmed about the environmental impact of chemical runoff from burgeoning banana plantations. By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER ON THE afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two streams near a banana plantation in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township. Resi...
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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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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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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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Overexploitation Of Groundwater And Consequence In Yangon (Myanmar) And Bangkok (Thailand)

Current status of Groundwater in greater Yangon compare to Bangkok: Bangkok is more 40 years advance in groundwater management than Yangon. Be aware of Groundwater in Myanmar  Myint Thein, Consultant (Groundwater & Wells)  Advisory Group Member (Groundwater) NWRC, Myanmar myint.th...
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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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