One month until kicking-off the Myanmar Water Challenge

​​The count-down has started – after a successful and exciting engagement day in August we are now ready to start the second edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge. Next month more than 40 students from 13 different Myanmar universities will actively participate in the 3 day 'Water in th...
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Mandalay's WaterWorx focused on Regeneration of Tube Wells

An agreement between MCDC and Vitens Evides International (VEI) was already signed in December 2017, in July and September the first visits of dutch experts took place, and from the end of October a project manager will be working and living in Mandalay for the 3 year duration of the project.  ...
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White foams from wastewater not harmful to public: MCDC

​17 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  MANDALAY- The white foams from wastewater directly being dumped into the Ayeyawady River, around Mayangyan jetty, Mandalay, isn't harmful to the public, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).  The MCDC also reported that the level of Bio...
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Water supply temporary cut for two days in Yangon

​13 Sep 18 - Myanmar Times -  Water supply will be temporarily cut for two days starting today in 19 townships of Yangon due to heavy maintenance work that would entail replacing a 60-inch Hlawgar water supply concrete pipe near Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda in Mayangone township, the Engineering Depart...
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Wastewater Story - Industrial Business

​ Water problems could be categorized as too much water, too little water or too dirty in our perpetual daily routes. This time, my motive to continue the water journey in Yangon urges me to write about so-called "too dirty" theme in Yangon. I interviewed with U Sein Thaung Oo, vice-president of Mya...
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Danish company seeks long-term role in Myanmar’s water security

​4 August 18 -  While issues like aquifer depletion, groundwater contamination, overpopulation, extreme flooding and droughts grab headlines in coverage of a global water crisis that has been long in the making, one area that gets significantly less attention is water that is lost before it rea...
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Long-term options for the former state-of-the-art sewerage system in Yangon

A team led by IMC Worldwide, including experts from Satec, Royal HaskoningDHV and BAM Nuttall, are leading a detailed asset condition survey of Yangon's downtown sewerage system and will report independent findings to YCDC and Yangon Regional Government. This project is funded by the UK Department f...
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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 purification plant to be built near Letpadaungtaung copper project

​2 July 18 -  Thailand and Myanmar will invest US$5 million to build a water purification plant near Letpadaungtaung copper mining project in Monywa, Sagaing Region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) in Sagaing Region.  " The investment vol...
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A couple of minutes in Nga Moe Yeik

​ You may think that I have met with Nga Moe Yeik, the king of crocodiles and companion of Prince 'Min Nandar' from the mythical story of Shin Mway Loon and Min Nandar. Rather, I went on a field trip to the Nga Moe Yeik Dam last Thursday, June 28 as a participant of an ecosystem services training pr...
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Underground water to be used as reserve from 2025

​12 June 18 -  The Yangon population will have to reduce its use of underground water from 2025, as thereafter, such water will be used only as a reserve for emergencies, according to the advisory team of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC). The members of NWRC revealed this during a ...
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Government must do a better job managing the impact of growth on Yangon

​4 June 18 -  As Yangon's status as business and logistics hub of Myanmar grows, the regional government, expecting an influx of people and foreign direct investments, has unveiled grand plans to modernise and expand the city. Yet, many of the projects announced have been criticised for being p...
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Wrap up of Myanmar Community of Practice

28 May 18 - The Water Agency has launched the first Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP), collaborated with YCDC engineering department of water and sanitation on 24 May 2018. Over 50 participants from various organization, including YCDC, MWP, NEPS, MMU, WWF, Wateraid and My...
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Group plans water refill stations nationwide

​22 May 18 -  The Thant Myanmar group will launch a campaign next month to raise awareness about the environmental damage caused by disposable plastic water bottles by inaugurating water refilling stations nationwide. Myanmar's tradition of storing drinking water in clay pots is threatened by t...
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Yangon Residents Oppose $93M Development Plan, Cite Environmental Threats

21 May 18 -  Lawmakers and residents opposed the Yangon government's proposed development plan in the city's Mayangone Township, citing that the more than US$93 million project would pose environmental threats to the neighborhood. The Yangon regional government proposed 'Mayangon Villa,' a comm...
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