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Environmentalists dissatisfied with water management study

​16 May 18 -  Environmentalists and non government groups were dissatisfied with the results of water management and environmental impact assessment (EIA) performance project in the country's waterways. A three-year project was conducted from June 2015 to May 2018 by the Natural Resource and En...
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Preventative measures against erosion carried out, aid needed

​15 May 18 -  Although preventative measures against the riverbank erosion is being carried out in Bala Ba village, Yesagyo Township, Magway Region, more aid are in need, according to the locals.  As Ayeyawady River rises in Bala Ba village, starting in mid-May, well wishers dug the sand e...
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Summary of the Final workshop of the Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scenarios initiative

​ Last week CSIRO supported by eWater , WaterAid , ICEM and HIC, Australian Water Partnership held the final workshop of the Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scenarios initiative. The Scoping study has used the Ayeyarwady SOURCE model to undertake a rapid sensitivity analysis of the Ayeyarwady basin to ...
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Development could hurt Ayeyarwady River: environmentalists

​ 10 May 18 -  Environmentalists and conservationists have warned that unbridled economic development along the Ayeyarwady River could cause irreversible harm to its ecosystem. "Damage has been done to some extent to the river's ecosystem by urban development and economic expansion. We need to ...
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Work on Myanmar dam goes on under heavy guard

07 May 18 - Locals, green groups wary as country seeks ways to supply electricity to more homes ​ ​ Work on a massive hydropower dam appears to be picking up in eastern Myanmar as the electricity-starved nation seeks ways to light more homes amid protests from locals and environmentalists. Loca...
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Ayeyarwady SOBA Report Launched - An example of Integrated Water Management in Practice

The most comprehensive assessment ever completed on Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River Basin was released at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Yangon, Myanmar, in December 2017. The Australian Water Partnership supported the Government of Myanmar's National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) in undertaking...
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Fate of Yangon Water Bus depends on public

​04 May 18 -  The success of Yangon Water Bus solely rests on whether the public uses it, said U Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority Group (YRTA). The first phase of the implementation of Yangon Water Bus started on October 7. It is operated by Tint Tint Myanmar Compa...
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Some 89 river terns researched in 2018

​03 May 18 - Some 89 river terns, one of the endangered species, were researched in 2018. According to the IUCN Red List, some 101 river terns and 29 nests were recorded in 2017 along Chindwin River and Ayeyawady River. In 2018, the number of river terns increased remarkably. Some 89 river terns, 23...
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Ayeyarwady Decision Support System and Basin Master Plan

11 April 18 - DHI has just signed the contract for the World Bank funded project " Development of the Ayeyarwady Decision Support System and Basin Master Plan " in Myanmar where DHI in collaboration with Mott Macdonald and ICEM will develop and implement the Ayeyarwady Basin DSS and the Ayeyarw...
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The UN Watercourses Convention Summary

  "The UN Watercourses Convention: A Window of Opportunities for Cooperation" was held at Aureum Palace Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw on 11 th April 2018, facilitated by IUCN under the BRIDGE programme in partnership with National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) of Myanmar. The objective of the dialogue ...
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Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presented

​ Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – March 9, 2018: Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presented As Myanmar develops, pressure on the country's rivers is increasing. With limited data available to inform management decisions, sustainable development of these key national resources is challenging. In re...
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Flight or fight

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 3 April 2018 ​ Birdwatchers battle to save Paleik Lake, a haven for water birds Every year scores of birds flock to Paleik Lake, 14 kilometres east of Mandalay, where they sojourn for up to two months before continuing thousands of kilometers north or south in search of b...
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Biodiversity conservation project in Chindwin River to kick off next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 12 March 2018 ​A research study under the project of mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Chindwin River Basin will be officially launched on 1 April in three townships along the river, said Daw Khin Ohnma Htway, Director of Myanmar Envi...
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Signs of hydropower project’s return spark fears in Shan

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 March, 2018 ​ Residents in the vicinity of the proposed Mong Ton Hydropower Project in Shan State have expressed alarm about the possible resumption of scheme following the visit to the site by executives from the China Three Gorges Corporation. China Three Gorges C...
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Erosion prevention work under way along banks of Ayeyarwady River

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 March, 2018 ​ To solve the problem with erosion of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems is carrying out a renovation project. The project will be funded by the Union government or regional government ...
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