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Title: Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (Myanmar)
Description/subject: Home Forecast Daily Weather Forecast (10)days Water Level Forecast Daily Water Level Forecast (10)Day Weather Forecast Monthly Weather Forecast Monthly Water Level Forecast Early/MID/Late Monsoon Weather Forecast Early/MID/Late Monsoon Water Level Forecast Sea Route Forecast El Nino - La Nina Warning Cyclone Warning Storm Surge Warning Flood Warning Strong Wind Warning Port Warning Untimely Rainfall Warning Heavy Rainfall Warning Minimum Alert Water level Fog Warning Tsunami Warning Scanty Rainfall Warning Bulletin New Records Flood Bulletin Significant Water Level Bulletin Minimum Water Level Bulletin AGRO-MET Bulletin Monsoon Rain Bulletin News Cyclone News Earthquake News DMH News Satellite Image MTSAT satellite image FY-Cast Satellite Image Natural Disaster Meteorological Disaster Cyclone Hydrological Disaster Flood Geological Disaster Earthquake Tsunami Disaster Risk Reduction About DMH Brief History Objective Organization Chart Divisions Meteorology Hydrology Seismology Upper Myanmar Lower Myanmar Agro-Meteorology Aviation Meteorology Instrument & Communication Trainings International Cooperation Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center Public Education Climate Change Acid Deposition Environmental Affairs
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: http://www.dmh.gov.mm/
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 October 2012

Title: Water and Sanitation Cluster information
Description/subject: Situation Reports, Assessments, Technical Guidance, Reference Documents, Calendar, Meeting Minutes, Maps
Language: English
Source/publisher: Water and Sanitation Cluster, HIC
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2008

Title: Water resources in Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: FAO (Aquastat)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Individual Documents

Title: Water is life; a guide for water resources management and its relation to sanitation and hygiene
Date of publication: 12 October 2018
Description/subject: "What do we need to have a healthy and happy life? Do we need clean, safe, and uncontaminated air to breath, food to eat and water to drink for our growth and well-being? These are critical questions that we should often ask ourselves. This (Karen language) environmental booklet was produced with the aim to raise awareness and educate community members such as school children, students, teachers, parents and leaders about the important role water plays in our personal and community health, livelihoods and development. This booklet is divided into three main topics: basic understanding of water resources and their management, waste management, and sanitation and hygiene..."
Language: Karen
Source/publisher: KESAN
Format/size: html, pdf (1.4MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.kesan.asia/
Date of entry/update: 29 October 2018

Title: Myanmar Integrated Water Resources Management Strategic Study: Research and Analysis, Strategies and Measures
Date of publication: 2014
Description/subject: Introduction to IWRM in Myanmar: Setting the right strategy before master planning: "The Myanmar IWRM Strategic Study aims to contribute in a participative manner to the development of a national strategy for integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Myanmar1. The fullest possible use has been made of insights into delta management, IWRM and adaptive water management as developed in the Dutch delta programme and elsewhere in the world. The strategic study assists in responding to the national IWRM challenges and opportunities in Myanmar. It provides options and recommendations as building blocks for a Myanmar National Water Master Plan. It does not go into detail as may be expected from a comprehensive master plan. This study is at a strategic level; it presents an overview of the most important challenges and anticipated changes in water resources management, what measures could be taken and the expected impact of these measures as well as their economic and financial aspects. The building blocks, recommendations, proposed strategies and measures may be used by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for initial decision making, taking into consideration their priorities. Eventually, the preferred strategy can then be further detailed in a future IWRM Master plan..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Royal HaskoningDHV, UNESCO-IHE and ARCADIS
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB-reduced version; 12MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/ROV-2014-Myanmar_Integrated_Water_Resources_Management_research_...
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2016

Title: Asian Development Bank Interim Country Partnership Strategy: Myanmar, 2012-2014 SECTOR ASSESSMENT (SUMMARY): URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND WATER SECTORs
Date of publication: September 2012
Description/subject: 1 Sector Road Map: 1. Sector Performance, Problems, and Opportunities - 1. Urbanization; 2. Core constraints ["The core constraint to Myanmar’s urban development is inadequate infrastructure and poor quality of services..."]; Sector performance indicators ["A key constraint in assessing the sector performance and having a basis for planning and prioritization are the sporadic, unreliable and incomplete data..."]; 4. Sanitation, solid waste and stormwater drainage ["Urban areas do not have functioning city-wide sewerage and drainage networks...]; 5. Health and poverty implications; 6. Climate change implications; 7. Opportunities through development of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) corridors and towns; 8. Gender issues...2. Government’s Sector Strategy: 8. National and local level plans and strategies; 9. Institutional frameworks and capacities...3. ADB Sector Experience: 10. Past experience and assistance in the sector; 11. Lessons learnt and best practices from the region; 12. Priority assistance ["...geographically, assistance could initially focus on towns that would support or are part of GMS corridors, specifically the Southern Economic Corridor and the East Western Economic Corridor..."]...Problem Tree for Urban Development and Water Sector
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Format/size: pdf (61K)
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2012

Title: High and Dry
Date of publication: June 2010
Description/subject: A fierce heat wave combined with a drought to create serious water shortages in many parts of Burma in May... "Temperatures in Rangoon, Pegu and Irrawaddy divisions and in central Burma and Arakan State reached three-decade record highs of up to 45 degrees Celsius, according to official reports. The excessive heat dried up ponds in many villages, leading to a shortage of water for drinking and sanitation. Many communities in need received emergency water supplies from volunteer workers—and the government..."
Author/creator: Myat Moe Maung
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 6
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2010

Title: Water crisis in western border area of Burma
Date of publication: 07 June 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, 7 May 2005: "A number of villages in the north of Maungdaw Township have been facing a water shortage since the beginning of May, reports a villager who has been transporting water from Bangladesh to Burma via a small boat on the Naf River. "The water is not for my family, it is for the Nasaka camp which is located at Ngakhura village," he said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Narinjara News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 09 July 2005

Title: Myanmar: Aquatic Resources
Date of publication: 1999
Description/subject: Geography and population� Climate and water resources: Climate; River basins and water resources; Lakes and dams; Water withdrawal� Irrigation and drainage development� Institutional environment� . Trends in water resources management� . Main sources of information.
Language: English
Source/publisher: FAO
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 August 2004

Title: State of water environmental issues in Myanmar
Description/subject: Water resources and status of utilization Myanmar is a country endowed with abundant water resources. The catchment area of Myanmar's ten principal river basins comprises about 737800 km². Potential water resources volume is about 1082 km³ for surface water and 495 cubic km for groundwater.as well constitute national water resources annually. As an agro-base country of Myanmar, water utilization for agricultural sector stands for 90% while industry and domestic use is only about 10% of the total water use. The total utilization of the nation's water resources is only about 5 percent of the potential. It is clear that the physical potential for further development of water resources in Myanmar is quite substantial. However with the increase of population and enhanced need for water for economic activities, there is increasing pressure on use of surface water and extraction of groundwater. Control and management of surface water and groundwater is therefore important for sustainable development of the country in future.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 October 2010

Title: Water treatment Projects
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNOPS
Format/size: pdf (532.27 K)
Alternate URLs: https://www.unops.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Factsheets/English/Focus-areas/GBL_FAFS_WATER_EN.pdf
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2010