Science-Based Information: Final Technical Training Of Drought & Flood Management

26 August 2019
2019-08-26 16:35

The workshop on Final Technical Training of the project of Strengthened drought and flood management through improved science-based information availability and management in Myanmar was held at Kempinski Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw on Monday.

At the occasion, the union minister for natural resources and environmental conservation U Ohn Win and the Team Leader of Denish Hydrological Institute (DHI) delivered the opening speeches.

In his opening speech, the union minister said that the project is aimed to promote the climate change adaptation sectors, effective implementations in the agriculture, industry, education and research sectors regarding with the information relating to the flood caused by the climate change, to facilitate the national adaptation program of action (NAPA) and Myanmar Climate Change Master Plan.

The Flood and Drought Web Portal has been established and it has internationally available data to inform the decision makers and featured with the six sections.

Team Leader, Ayeyarwady DSS & Basin Master Plan, Hans Chr. Ammentorp said “…We have been implementing the project where we develop what’s call as the Flood and Drought Portal that uses internationally available data to inform the decision makers you can say on conditions in River basin concerning flood and drought first of all. We have this activity going which is improving databases search for people working with water resources in the country. We think also have a protect AIRBM on the Ayeyarwady River Basin where we are developing decision and report system and help to make a master plan considered all possible tides of development and seeing what are the consequences in terms of environmental, social and economical changes…”

Assistant Director, Climate Change Division, (ECD), Thiri Soe Min said “With the technical assistance of Denish Hydrological Institute (DHI) and financial assistance of Green Climate Fund (GCF), Myanmar Flood and Drought Web Portal has been established. The web portal can be browsed with URL of WWW.flooddrought monitor.com. Altogether six sections are put in the portal. Among them, the first one is water application. In water application section, totaling 125 data are described via the satellite.”

Also present at the occasion were the permanent secretary, director generals, representatives from Denish Hydrological Institute (DHI) and Hydro ad Agro information Institute of Thailand and departmental officials.

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