SEWAMM - Sustainable ecohydrological water management under global change in Myanmar

                                                                                                                       

Since the political and economic opening, Myanmar has made significant steps towards democratization and the building of a modern education system. The country is currently facing severe environmental challenges due to the extremely fast and mostly uncontrolled economic development and dramatic impacts of global change. On one hand in the area of water, climate change especially enforces the occurrence of droughts and on the other hand high intensity rainfalls which lead to significant flood events. Water quality is threatened by the intensification of agriculture, applying agrochemicals of which some are long forbidden in the western world, growing industries and tourism without regulations for any water treatment. Thus, aquatic biodiversity is declining fast due to changes in hydrological regime and degrading water quality. University education in the field of water science follows so far, a classical engineering curriculum with strictly separated disciplines, while solving future water challenges demands a problem-driven, interdisciplinary and research-related approach. More well-trained young water professionals are urgently needed to build up Myanmar's water sciences community, which is still in a very early stage of development as is the national water legislation, administration and an adequate monitoring of water resources. Young, well trained water scientists and lecturers are urgently needed. The SEWAMM project aims to develop the master programme „sustainable ecohydrological water resources management under global change in Myanmar” (SEWAMM).

 

          

Everyday life on the Irrawaddy River

 

 

Partner Universitys in Myanmar

Yangon Technological University (YTU), Yangon          
  • Lead partner:
      Prof. Dr. Win Win Zin  
  • Academic registrar:  
      Associate Professor Dr. Cho Cho Thin Kyi  
  • Further partners:
      Prof. Dr. Zin Mar Lar Tin San  
          Dr. Kyi Pyar Shwe  
             
Myanmar Maritime University (MMU), Yangon            
  • Lead partner:
        Prof. Dr. Khin Kyu Kyu  
  • Academic registrar:
        Prof. Dr. Htike Htike  
             
Mandalay University (MU), Mandalay            
  • Lead partner:
        Dr. Mie Mie Kyaw  
  • Academic registrar:
        Dr. Mie Mie Kyaw  
  • Further partners:
        Dr. Myo Thanda Thone  

 

YTU MMU MU
Partner Universitys in Germany        
         

 

       
         
Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU), Kiel        
  • Project coordinator:
      Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer
  • Study programme coordinator:
    Dr. Uta Ulrich
  • Further partners:
      Dr. Georg Hörmann
  • Cooperation partner:
      Prof. Dr. Natascha Oppelt
         
Universität Bonn (UBO), Bonn        
  • Cooperation partner:
      Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers

 

 
   

More information

Aims of the SEWAMM-Project

Joint curriculum

Water research network

Workshops

Alumni reports

 

 

 

Contact: 

Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer nfohrer@hydrology.uni-kiel.de

Anne-Kathrin Wendell awendell@hydrology.uni-kiel.de