Data audit project in Myanmar

Data audit project in Myanmar

16.06.2017 - Posted by Simon Tilleard




Running 2,170 kilometres directly through the centre of Myanmar, the Ayeyarwady River forms the cultural and economic heart of the country.
In recognition of the importance of the Ayeyarwady River to Myanmar’s development, and the need to make a sustainable plan for utilising its resources, the Government of Myanmar has begun developing a Basin Master Plan.
 
The datasets needed for informed evidence-based basin planning for the Ayeyarwady Basin have historically been dispersed across a number of agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC) have therefore requested assistance in: i) undertaking a comprehensive review of available hydrometric and meteorological data in the basin; and ii) capacity building in quality control and database development. 
 
The Australian Water Partnership (AWP)-funded Activity 1 Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management supported Alluvium, Hydronumerics and ALS Hydrographics to address this request through development of a consolidated and quality checked hydrological, meteorological, water quality and sediment database for the basin. The database forms the initial building block for development of a social, environmental and economic baseline for the Ayeyarwady Basin to inform development of the Basin Master Plan.
 
See the Australian Water Partnership news article here