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ျမစ္အတြက္ ေနရာေပးပါ – “တာေတြရဲ႕ ျပႆနာ” - Room for the River – “The Problem with Levees”

(ေရႀကီးေရလွ်ံမႈေတြကို တားဆီးကာကြယ္ရာမွာ တာေတြဟာ အလြန္အဖိုးတန္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ သူတို႔တစ္မ်ိဳးတည္း အေပၚမွာ မွီခိုလြန္းေနတာက အလုပ္မျဖစ္ဘူးဆိုတာ လြန္ခဲ့တဲ့ ရာစုႏွစ္တစ္ခုကထဲက သိခဲ့ၾကတဲ့အရာပါ။) မစၥစ္စီပီ၊ မစ္ဆိုရီ၊ အိုဟိုင္ယိုး၊ အီလီႏြာနွင့္ အျခား မ်ားစြာေသာ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္းရွိ ျမစ္ႀကီးမ်ားအားလံုး၏ သမိ...
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Shan people oppose IFC’s study promoting dams in Namtu river: NGO

16 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan people are opposing a study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, because it promotes the building of dams on the Namtu River, according to Action for Shan State Rivers, a local non-governmental organization. Ci...
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Plans underway for aerial seeding in Inle Lake area by helicopter

15 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Aerial seeding will be jointly carried out in the Inle Lake areas in Shan State (South) by the Forestry Department under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation and the Htoo Companies Group. They will reportedly grow trees by aerial seeding in five pl...
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Ministry urges farmers to save water

10 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has urged farmers to use water more efficiently as there is less water behind the country's more than 300 reservoirs and dams despite the current rainy season. The monsoon, which started in late May, is due to ...
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Spectators throng to see traditional boat-rowing race in Meiktila

10 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A Myanmar traditional boat-rowing competition was flagged off at 10 am on 9 September in Meiktila Town as part of the 136th Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Buddha Pujaniya Festival, and attracted huge crowds from nearby towns and villages and visitors from acro...
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Make the In-visible Visible – The Salty Taste of Climate Change

Saltwater intrusion caused largely by climate change is pushing indigenous farmers in the lower Ayeyarwady Delta region and surrounding coastal area to migrate to higher land in the upper Ayeyarwady Delta and abandoned their professions. ​ By KYAW NYUNT LINN | MYANMAR WATER PORTAL Intrusion occurs w...
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Chindwin boat battles

23 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - "Waso-Wagaung, the rivers swell with the rising tide, let's go gather the ripe rose apple. From the thorny bush, the big black leech will stick to us," so goes the saying, when all the rivers and streams are full of water from the rains of Waso-Wagaung. The reside...
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Seeking solutions to issues in wetland areas

22 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A workshop to conserve Ramsar wetland sites in central Myanmar will be held to educate the public and government officials, said U Thein Aung, chair of the Myanmar Birds and Environmental Conservation Association. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be o...
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Tanintharyi dam project draws local ire

15 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Indigenous people called for a large dam project to be halted on the Tanintharyi River, based on the findings of two reports released by local people on Friday. The devastating impact that a proposed 1040-megawatt dam would have on the river and the communities al...
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Flow of Water Disrupted at Popular Myanmar Waterfall

15 Aug 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - MANDALAY—The Mandalay regional government is seeking help from geologists to find out what caused a hole to open up in one of the rocky steps that form the Dat Taw Gyaint Waterfall in Pyin Oo Lwin Township, disrupting the water flow at the important tourist site, ...
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Gulf of Mottama Management Plan

This Management Plan is endorsed by Mon State and Bago Regional Government, to be adopted as a guidance document for natural resource management and sustainable development for resilient communities in the Gulf of Mottama. ​  Download the Document (For Myanmar Version) Download the Document (Fo...
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Laying the foundation for fisheries research in Myanmar

Written by Thadoe (Wai) & Xavier Tezzo | WorldFish Need for improved fisheries research With most of its population residing in coastal areas and within the mega Delta of the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar depends on its fisheries as a critical source of food, employment, and revenue. The country not...
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New report: Proposed Myanmar dam could displace thousands

Some worry that despite financial and social costs, much of the electricity proposed dam will generate will be exported.​ 14 Aug 19 - Source: Al Jazeera - Myanmar government officials claim a hydroelectricity project along the Tanintharyi River could significantly benefit the Southeast Asian nation....
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Local people concerned over proposed dam on Tanintharyi River

13 Aug 19 - Source: Mizzima - Local people said that they had concerns over building a dam on Tanintharyi River in Tanintharyi Township, Myeik district , at a workshop titled, 'Our hunger for energy', at Shan Chaung Ward, Kalwin village-tracts, Myeik on August 12. Foreign and domestic companies are ...
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Weather Concerns Halt Water Transit in Irrawaddy Region

06 Aug 19 - Source: Irrawaddy - PATHEIN, Irrawaddy Region—Water transportation services have been shut down in parts of Irrawaddy Region on Monday due to heavy rains and strong winds, according to the regional private vessels supervisory committee. The committee has instructed all private ferry oper...
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