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

  • Burma's water bodies - general

    Individual Documents

    Title: Land and River Grabbing: the Mekong’s Greatest Challenge
    Date of publication: 2015
    Description/subject: "Throughout the Mekong region, large-scale development projects such as hydropower dams, mines, conventional power plants, and mono-crop plantations are displacing communities and limiting access to natural resources. Several hydropower dams have already been built on the Upper Mekong in China’s Yunnan Province, and the governments of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand are planning eleven additional large dams on the Mekong River’s mainstream. If completed, these dams would not only destroy local ecosystems, but also reduce the 􀆀 ow of silt throughout the Mekong River system, and block major 􀅿 sh migrations, placing at risk over sixty million people who depend on the Mekong for their food security and income. It’s vital for citizens of all six nations who share the Mekong basin’s rich resources to work together to promote greater accountability in development planning. This is exactly what is happening among a new generation of Mekong activists. Over the past nine years, alumni from EarthRights International’s Mekong School representing communities from the source to the mouth of the Mekong have been working together to advocate for stronger human rights and environmental protection in the region. In sharing these reports from their communities, Mekong School Alumni hope to inspire citizens throughout the Mekong region to consider the social and environmental impacts of hydropower dams, mines, power plants and other large development projects and to join together to advocate for greater transparency and public participation in development planning...." ..... CHINA: Gaps in the Environmental Regulation of Transnational Corporations: a Case Study of Cambodia’s Lower Sesan Dam by Li Miao Miao... MYANMAR: A Legal Analysis of the Heinda Mine and its Impact on 12 Communities in Dawei by Aye Mon Thu... Livelihood and Environmental Impacts from the Shwe Gas Pipeline in Nga Phe Township, Magway by Khaing Mi Phue Aung... The Hatgyi Dam Project and Potential Human Rights Violations in Karen State by Saw Lay Ka Paw... THALAND: Comparative Analysis of EIA Quality for Thai Overseas Investment Projects: Dawei Special Economic Zone and Hongsa Coal Power Plant by Ashijya Otwong... LAO PDR: Potential Impacts on Women’s Livelihoods from the Don Sahong Dam in Khong District, Champassak Province, Lao PDR by Dokkeo Sykham... Potential Impacts of the Nam Ou 2 Dam on Local Livelihoods 99 in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR by Luuk Nam Ou... CAMBODIA: Implications of the Anti-Dam Campaign and Eco-tourism 112 Initiative in the Araeng Valley, Central Cardamom Protected Area, Cambodia by Ham Oudom... VIETNAM: The Impacts of Dak Mi 4 Hydropower Dam on Downstream Communities: Assessing the Right to Public Participation by Tran Chi Thoi... The Social, Health and Environmental Impacts of Limestone Mining in Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam by Nguyen Khiem... Asian Development Bank Safeguard Policies: Fact or Fiction? 170 The Case of the Northern Transmission Line Expansion Project by Vu Hai Linh... Epilogue by Mat Carney.
    Author/creator: Chayan Vaddhanaphuti Sabrina Gyorvary (ed)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Center for ASEAN Studies, Chiang Mai University;The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University
    Format/size: pdf (2MB-reduced version; 2.96MB-original)
    Alternate URLs: http://www.burmapartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/07-Land-and-River-Grabbing-2015-sm.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 31 July 2015

    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: English
    Source/publisher: Burma Rivers Network
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 19 July 2012

    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
    Date of entry/update: 20 September 2010