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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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Disposal of wastewater should be bigger part of water resource management

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 31 January, 2018 ​U Henry Van Thio, Vice President and Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee, yesterday said further attention into how the country disposes of wastewater should be prioritized. U Henry Van Thio made the remark during a...
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Resource management must be a part of peace talks: report

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 30 January, 2018 ​ The management of natural resources needs to be prioritised in the ongoing peace negotiations to ensure their sustainable use and allocation, an international environment and natural resource management think-tank said in a report. The report, "The ...
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Myanmar pledges cooperation with Mekong River countries: U Myint Swe

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 11 January, 2018 Vice President U Myint Swe attended the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting that began in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh yesterday with the theme of "Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development." The meeting was...
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Mekong River foreign ministers agree to five-year action plan for cooperation

Source: The Nation  Date: 16 December 2017 ​ DALI, CHINA - FOREIGN MINISTERS from six countries that straddle the Mekong River adopted a five-year action plan of cooperation when they met in Dali, southwest China, yesterday. The meeting of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) brought together s...
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World Bank-Myanmar to work on national water law

​Source: mmtimes Date: 12 December, 2017 Public consultations on the Myanmar National Water Law will be held soon, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the opening remarks at the Third Asia Pacific Water Summit in Yangon on Monday. "It is clear that water is the main driver of sustainable d...
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