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Stockholm Environmental Institute’s partnership with key Myanmar water agency to boost environmental research

SEI's partnership with Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) will strengthen research, capacity building and policy linkages on critical environmental issues in Myanmar . ​ SEI has signed an agreement with Myanmar's D...
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Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

​18 June 18 -  Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several parts of Myanmar's southern Mon State are facing flash floods due to heavy rains since the weekend, with n...
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Myanmar: Geologic History Of Ayeyawady River Delta Mapped For First Time

​14 June 18 -  The Ayeyawady River delta in Myanmar is home to millions of people, and is a hub of agricultural activity. Unlike other large rivers across the world, however, the Ayeyawady has been relatively untouched by large infrastructure and dam projects for the past 50 years, and its geol...
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Riverbank erosion causes emergency move of households in Pyi

​12 June 18 -  Due to riverbank erosion in Zalon village,Pyi Township west of Bago Region, three households had to move quickly and 20 more may have to relocated soon, according to the locals.  There has been strong overflowing of creeks in Zalon village due to heavy rain on June 9th leavi...
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Authorities help to relocate families in Balaba village

​11 June 18 -  Authorities are helping to relocate families living in Balaba village, Yaysagyo Township as soil erosion in Ayeyawady riverbank near the village is much worse in second week of June, sources from local said. The village monastery, which used to be far away from the riverbank, is ...
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Griffith expertise improving vital fresh water management in SE Asia

24 May 18 -  Nowhere else in the world is there a greater need for investment to address water management issues than the Indo-Pacific region, and especially SE Asia. The region represents the confluence of outstanding freshwater biodiversity values, high societal dependence on fisheries (and o...
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Ministry sets aside K48M for Ayeyarwady conservation

24 May 18 -  ​ The Ministry of Transport and Communications has appropriated K47.77 million (US$35349) for the conservation of the Ayeyarwady River, said Deputy Minister U Kyaw Myo. The appropriated amount will be used within three years at each priority stage from the 2018-19 fiscal year to th...
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Ayeyarwady River and Myanmar Economy

​24 May 18 -   Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River is both unique and special. It is one of the largest free-flowing rivers in Southeast Asia. There is just one other river with this title, the Thanlwin or Salween River, which also traverses Myanmar's undulating landscapes. Although the river is "f...
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10 Things You Should Know About Myanmar's Strategic Environmental Assessment

​22 May 2018 -  This week, IFC released the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Hydropower Sector Final Report for stakeholders to review and provide their concluding feedback . Circulated among a diverse pool of individuals — from non-governmental and civil society organizations to...
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Star High Asia Pacific granted dredging rights in Yangon River

​ ​21 May 18 -  The Star High Asia Pacific Company had been given a five-year green light to begin mega dredging project in Yangon River, says Myanma Port Authority. While vessels requiring nine meters depth of water were allowed to pass through the Yangon River, most vessels had to wait for th...
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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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