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Myanmar geological mapping in the Central Dry Zone: training on GIS, GPS and remote sensing conducted in Naypyitaw

Apr 30, 2019 | Myanmar

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On April 25-26th in Naypyitaw, the ICEM team led a workshop with staff from the government of Myanmar’s Irrigation and Water Utilisation Management Department (IWUMD). This workshop aimed to build capacity in spatial analysis and application of the spatial mapping software ArcGIS. The workshop guided participants to apply these skills to geological mapping, groundwater management and irrigation management via a series of practical, participatory exercises.The increase in spatial mapping and analysis capacity will allow the Groundwater Division to better understand and update the maps from the CDZ review. This will aid the Government of Myanmar in developing and improving integrated water management in the Central Dry Zone.