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Burma's water bodies (including coastal waters) - description

  • Burma's water bodies - general

    Individual Documents

    Title: Bodies of water of Burma
    Description/subject: ► Lakes of Burma‎... ► Rivers of Burma‎... Gulf of Martaban
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Wikipedia
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 20 July 2012


    Title: Human Right to water and sanitation
    Description/subject: Search Results for "Myanmar"...6 instruments and agreements to which Myanmar is party
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Waterlex Legal Database
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 17 May 2013


  • Burma's lakes

    Individual Documents

    Title: Poisoned Waters
    Date of publication: September 2007
    Description/subject: "Chemical pollution and silt are killing Burma’s beautiful Inle Lake... Inle Lake, one of the country’s major tourist attractions, is terminally ill and its fishermen have fallen on bad times. The lake’s surface is shrinking dramatically. As its surface inexorably drops, the pollution of its water rises. The fish are dying and entire species are threatened with extinction..."
    Author/creator: Kyi Wai
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol 15, No. 9
    Format/size: html
    Alternate URLs: http://www2.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=8466
    Date of entry/update: 29 April 2008


  • Burma's rivers and streams

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: Burma Rivers Network
    Description/subject: Includes sections on the major rivers of Burma
    Language: Englis
    Source/publisher: Burma Rivers Network
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 19 July 2012


    Title: SALWEEN RIVER
    Description/subject: A useful collection of documents, photos and links on the Salween... Salween is the only major river that remains free-flowing in Southeast Asia. It originates in the Tibetan highlands, flows through China’s Yunnan province into Shan and Kayah states in Burma, before entering Thailand at Mae Sariang district, Mae Hong Son province. Forming the border between Thailand and Burma, the Salween River runs for 127 kilometres before re-entering Burma at Sob Moei and emptying into the Andaman Sea at Mawlamyine. With a total length of 2,820 kilometres, the Salween is the world’s 26th longest river and its river basin covers a total area of 324,000 square kilometres. There are various ethnic groups who are dependent on the Salween River living along the river’s banks in China, Burma and Thailand. These people include the Nu, Lisu, Wa, Karen, Tai, Karenni and Mon. The river which has long been the source of endless benefits to local people is now being targeted by dam developers who seek to “profit” from this river. Since the early 1980s, the Thai and Burmese governments have been engaged in various negotiations to build large dams on the lower reaches of Salween; and in 2004 they agreed to establish a joint venture to proceed with five hydroelectric projects, of which four would be located on the Salween. The Thai government also plans to construct more dams along the tributaries of the Salween to divert water from the Salween to the Bhumipol reservoir in northern Thailand. In the upper reaches of the Salween, where the river is know as Nujiang, the Chinese government plans to build a cascade of 13 dams. Sections of the Nu River form part of the Three Parallel Rivers World Heritage Site, an area renowned for its rich biodiversity and home to numerous indigenous groups. Although Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao suspended the Nu River projects in early 2004, media reports indicate that a scaled-down version including four dams may proceed; and that preliminary construction and exploration activities have already begun around these dam sites. [map]
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Foundation for Ecological Recovery
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 30 April 2008


    Individual Documents

    Title: Salween - Extracts from WWF Rivers report, 2007
    Date of publication: 22 March 2007
    Description/subject: "The Salween river basin is more than twice the size of England, the second largest river basin in southeast Asia and one of the last free-flowing international rivers in Asia..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: WWF
    Format/size: pdf (38K)
    Date of entry/update: 22 March 2007


  • Watersheds of Burma/Myanmar

    Individual Documents

    Title: RRA Report on Nam Mae Hkok Watershed, Eastern Shan State Myanmar - Watershed Profile
    Date of publication: 1999
    Description/subject: Major Category: River Basin/Watershed Management Sub Category: organisational analysis/development participatory surveys water resources... Mekong Watershed Situation in Myanmar--- Proposed Watershed Area for Myanmar--- RRA Tool--- General Overview of the Nam Mae Hkok Watershed Area: Biophysical information; Land use; Climate; Geology and soil; Water Resources; Forest Resources; Wild Life; Infrastructure; Socio Economic Information; Population Structure; Livelihoods; Per Capita Available Land Resource; Labour and Gender--- Upland Town Profile: Location and Infrastructure; Population; Main Economic Sectors; Role of Public Sector and Local Government in Promoting Enterprise; Development of Industries Service Centres; Participation of People; Present Employment in Industries of Services Sectors--- . Method of Data Collection--- Village Check List: Seik Khaung Village; Pu Mo Village; Brief on Checklist for household interviews--- Appendix: Upland town (Mongsat) population & health profile; Check list for household interview (lowland fanner, male, married); Cheek list for household interview (lowland farmer, female, married); Check list for household interview (lowland fanner, male, single); Check list for household interview (lowland fanner, female, single); Check list for household interview (upland farmer, male, married); Check list for household interview (upland fanner, female, married); Check list for household interview(upland fanner, male, single); Check list for household interview(upland farmer, female, single)--- Photos--- Maps.
    Author/creator: U Sit Bo and U Zaw Win
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Regional Environmental Technical Assistance 5771 - Poverty Reduction & Environmental Management in Remote Greater Mekong Subregion Watersheds Project (Phase I)
    Format/size: html, 37 pages
    Date of entry/update: 18 August 2003


    Title: Irrawaddy Watershed
    Source/publisher: Wikimedia Commons
    Format/size: gif
    Alternate URLs: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Irrawaddy_Watershed.gif
    http://earthtrends.wri.org/text/map_lg.php?mid=356
    http://earthtrends.wri.org/pdf_library/maps/p2_84.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 20 September 2010