Chapter 4 Water Management in Myanmar

4.1 Introduction

This chapter brings together the issues affecting water use and water quality that have been explored in the course so far. Water is used to drive economic and social development in Myanmar, but this also leads to pollution that affects water quality and damages human health. Myanmar needs to manage its water resources more effectively to ensure continued economic and social development.

One way to do this is through the development of an integrated water management plan (IWMP) which will be explored in this chapter.

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Figure 1 Water can also be a source of beauty, spiritual importance and relaxation

4.2 Effects of climate change on Myanmar