Myanmar's Central Dry Zone is the most water-stressed region of the entire country and there is an urgent need to addressing challenges of both water availability and water distribution.
The EO4SD project is delivering products and services in support of two development projects in the central dry zone i.e. the Agricultural Development Support Project (ADSP) funded by World Bank and the Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (IAIDP) funded by Asian Development Bank.
The overall aim in both projects is to improve stakeholders' capacity to develop and manage irrigation and to increase irrigated areas.
The projects provides an opportunity for EO to help improve decision support and strategic planning, as well as impact monitoring (water utilization, increase in irrigated cropping area). Moreover, EO can support the monitoring of environmental performance and management.
The following EO services have been identified as being of high priority for the projects:
In addition, the EO4SD is providing web-based tools supports decision makers in Myanmar towards effective water resource management and planning through technical applications targeting areas such as issue identification and prioritization, indicator mapping, data availability, drought and flood assessment, planning and decision making as well as automated reporting. All the technical applications can be used individually or seamlessly to identify and evaluate drought hazards and crop water requirements to better plan for how to address the impacts. To get started with the tools right now please visit: http://www.flooddroughtmonitor.com/myanmar