2.9 Conclusion

In this second chapter, you have learned about:

  • How water is used globally
  • Water usage in Asia
  • How Myanmar uses its water resources.

Myanmar is unlike many countries in Asia in having abundant water resources, although there are challenges regarding where the water is in relation to where most people live and work in the country.

You have discovered that water has the potential to be used more effectively to drive the economy, providing electricity to fuel industry and services, and to improve agricultural production.

However, you have also learned that structural and non-structural measures need to be in place for this to happen.

In Chapter 3 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , you learn that there is also a problem with the quality of water in Myanmar.

2.8 Using water resources to enhance Myanmar’s development