Disaster & Flooding Theme - April ReportThis snapshot aims to present an overview of what is recently happening in in Myanmar, covering the information about key players in the sectors, main investors, events, national and regional news. Since the snapshots will be presented into two categories ...
​30 April 19 - Source: MongabayThe Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar used to be rich in mangroves, but only 20 percent of the original coverage remains today.Although it's illegal to log mangrove wood, people who live in villages without electricity still cut the increasingly fragmented mangrove forests of...
29 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Most people in Yangon Region affirmed that they are obviously feeling the higher temperatures these past few week days compared with same time this year. "People don't take taxis when it's very hot. Most people don't even go out unless they have to. This cuts the ...
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...
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...
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...
On 21st 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 ...
Communities in Kachin State are increasingly alarmed about the environmental impact of chemical runoff from burgeoning banana plantations. By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIERON THE afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two streams near a banana plantation in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township.Reside...
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...
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 ...
​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 My...
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, Myanmarmyint.thein....
​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 Con...
 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 training...
​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 imp...

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