Published in: 2009
34th WEDC International Conference
Bauer, R., Myint, S.
For many residents of the Ayeyarwady Delta of Myanmar, rainwater collection from village ponds and
roof tops serves as the primary source of potable water throughout the year. In May 2008, Cyclone
Nargis struck the Delta region, damaging many of these ponds by breaching their embankments or filling
them with debris and saline water. Despite the ef orts of the international aid community and local
government to repair and rehabilitate these traditional water sources, concerns remain about a potential
water crisis affecting thousands of Ayeyarwady Delta residents during the dry season from November to
April. This paper examines the dif erent water rehabilitation and supply strategies adopted by relief
agencies and communities during the second half of 2008 to mitigate possible water shortages in 2009.
Bauer, R., Myint, S. (2009). Dry Season Water Strategies in Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis. 34th WEDC International Conference
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