Changing the game of Collaboration and Transparency in Myanmar Water Sector

The Water Agency  was honored to soft launch the first version of the Myanmar Water Portal  (MWP) during the Greater Mekong Forum in Yangon in October 2017. Based on the continuous interactions with Myanmar and International stakeholders, we have improved our knowledge and collab...
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The Water Risk Filter, a free online tool for wastewater assessment

​ When I attended 4 th Water Stewardship meeting organized by WWF Myanmar, I found out an incredible free online tool. You do not need to be a water expert to use it. It is designed to be easy to apply by non-water experts to assess both basin and operational water risk for industry. That's made me ...
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Water Stewardship 4th Meeting was kicked off

​ On 24 th of July 2018, the Water Stewardship Working Group organized 4 th working group meeting at WWF-Myanmar Office. The meeting purpose was to update all participants regarding their current water concerns and activities. Moreover, Hannah Baleta introduced a new tool, " Water Risk Filter ", an ...
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Mekong-Ganga countries to boost ties in water resources management

​2 August 18 - Six countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and India, have agreed to enhance cooperation in managing and sustainably using water resources. Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meet...
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Myanmar to construct national water resources committee headquarters with World Bank loan

​13 June 18 -  Myanmar has borrowed 10 million U.S. dollars' loan from the World Bank to construct the headquarters of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) , the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday. Along with the headquarters, a hydro-informatics center will also b...
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Coastal areas need balance between development and conservation

​17 May 18 -  Vice President U Myint Swe has called for negotiation and cooperation between development and conservation groups when infrastructure is built in coastal areas and in other parts of the country. He made the remark in his address at the fourth meeting of the national level Central ...
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Yangon’s “new city” authority to publicise project documents in bid to improve transparency

03 May 18 - The authority responsible for Yangon's new city development has vowed to release the project documents of selected tenders for public scrutiny, and allow third parties to challenge the awarded party. On May 2, the government-owned New Yangon Development Company Limited (NYDC) announ...
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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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Law drafted to save underground water

Source: Myanmar Times  Date: 6 April 2018  A Law for the conservation of Myanmar's underground water resources has been drafted and is hoped to be enacted in the near future, said U Ba Shwe, an adviser to the Ministry of Construction and the National Water Resources Committee. "We have bee...
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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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Union Minister U Ohn Win attends 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 26 March 2018 ​Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Conservation U Ohn Win attended the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil, which was held from 19 to 22 March. The forum began on 19 March at Ulysses Guimaraes Convention Centre. Pre...
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Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​ Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV For a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled ...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives govt an answer on dams and mega projects

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 March 2018 ​ "Some developers seek to apply the law by doing projects to international standards, while others cut corners and try to do as little as possible." A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives the Myanmar government an answer to Myitsone and other c...
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Myanmar doubles down on effective water management

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 23 February 2018 ​ Myanmar is facing pollution problems because its water resources are not being effectively maintained, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio yesterday. "We need to manage our country's water resources effectively," said the Vice Preside...
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Technology key to green growth

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 February, 2018 ​ In the past 20 years, rapid economic growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion has reduced poverty and brought prosperity to many of its 420 million people. Much of the growth has relied on natural resources, which generate up to half of total wealth i...
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