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Summer School on ‘Water-related environmental changes in Myanmar’ took place in Yangon (3rd – 10th April 2019) 

Yangon_1_NSK.jpgRecently the MyNex Summer School `Water-related environmental changes in Myanmar’ took place at Yangon Technological University. The one week lasting courses and field trips were offering the opportunity to get deeper insights and understanding about how water-related environmental changes affect water availability, land use and water management practices and to develop methodological skills for analysing and assessing water-related changes. 11 Myanmar and 10 German students had the opportunity to take part and to exchange their scientific knowledge, geographical and cultural issues.
Myanmar is recently facing big challenges which result from comprehensive political and economic reforms. This development is also increasing water demand and use, e.g. by agricultural intensification and urbanization. The main aim of the Summer School was to provide further training for the young scientists. Education and awareness-raising are of major concern tackling the changes of human-water system dynamics.
The participants of the summer school were highly motivated to learn from lectures, workshops, hands-on training and field trips as well as from mutual exchange. The courses were jointly organised and conducted by scientists and experts from Bonn University, Kiel University, Yangon Technological University, Myanmar Maritime University and the International Water Management Institute.
The Summer School was organized within the project ’Establishing an international science network on the Nexus Climate-Water-Food in Myanmar – MyNex’ funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), led by Professor Mariele Evers and Dr. Linda Taft.

Photos: Nikola Schulte-Kellinghaus

 

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