Environment and Water Studies (EWS) Department at the University of Yangon was established to contribute the capacity building of the human resources working in the Myanmar water and environment sectors. The decision to establish the Department came as a result of the immense endowment of Myanmar’s water resources that poses both tremendous opportunity for sustainable and equitable development, as well as a tremendous number of governance challenges and social risks to navigate.
Bachelor in Water Studies Program will be offered in 2022-2023 academic year.
The Water and Environmental Studies Department is responsible for the provision of a broad spectrum of fundamental water knowledge and expertise that has worldwide significance in the fields of water and related disciplines. This serves as the foundation for interdisciplinary research, applied research and collaborations within the university and beyond.
Philosophy. The department believes that the long term interests of students, faculty, the university, and the community are best served by excellence in fundamental research. Research addressing a broad range of fundamental issues is critical to maintaining the ongoing health and intellectual quality of the department. The research provides students with experience at the cutting edge of science and prepares them for high-level employment, including further research at the top scientific institutions in the world.
Research Goals. The department will enhance its stature as a research-intensive department. Research within the department is primarily devoted to questions of fundamental importance, but also includes applied research relevant locally, nationally, and internationally. The department will:
Research Agenda. The department is committed to research the core area of:
Action Plan (2021-2025): The department will:
International Collaborative Research
- Water Resource Management
- Water Quality and Pollution Control
- Water and Energy
- Water and Climate Change
- Water Governance
- Water Humanity