AG

National Water Resources Committee Advisory Group (AG)

Advisory Group is one of the three pillars of National Water Resources Committee (NWRC). Advisory Group acts as a Think Tank and works closely with the NWRC Secretariat. Primary advisors appointed by the Presidential decree is (12) in total. However, due to various issues related to specialised subjects and specialised fields of experience, the part-time and auxiliary AGs amount to 25 at present. All are volunteer contributors who wish to contribute to the Myanmar Water Sector Reform.

Advisory Group gives intellectual support to National Water Policy, Integrated Water Resources Management System, Myanmar National Water Framework Directive, and Myanmar Drinking Water Quality Standard as well as actively involves in Public Consultation Workshops and Multi-stakeholders Forums done under the auspices of National Water Resources Committee.

Functions of Advisory Group (AG)

  • Promotion of water resources development, water security and IWRM in Myanmar in accordance with the AG TOR
  • International outreach and cooperation activities, fund raising, together with the NWRC Secretary and the Secretariat Team in accordance with Ministry of International Cooperation and MOFA.
  • Drafting of water law, policy and other blue papers and white papers together with governmental expert group (GEG) Members, guiding the GEG for water diplomacy
  • Preparation of frameworks and guidelines for planning and management of water resources for the NWRC
  • Review of water related laws, policies, plans and major investment projects together with the GEG members
  • Initiation and outsourcing of studies and assessments together with the GEG members
  • Supporting the Inter-agency coordination and water diplomacy by advice, expertise, experience, access and assets.
  • Capacity building and coaching for NWRC related matters and organizational culture across the Myanmar Water Sector including government administrators, non-state actors, university teachers, educators and for them to play a vital role in their given capacity and also to be in line with NWRC principles (water-based economy and implementation of IWRM) and philosophy
  • Advising in the professional dimension of the NWRC meetings, help drafting the Agenda for the upcoming meetings together with NWRC Secretary
  • Preparation of communication notes for governments, non-state actors, industries and private sector players
  • Data and knowledge acquisition to support HIC
  • Support the preparation of frameworks and guidelines for planning and management of water resources intellectually
  • Review of laws, policies, plans and major investment projects together with GEG members
  • Advising the most beneficial forms and practices of Inter-agency coordination and water diplomacy
  • Promotion of water resources development, water security and IWRM
  • Capacity building and coaching

Full Time and Permanent Members

1. Dr. Win Thein Patron
2. U Sein Myint Patron
3. Dr. Thein Tan Patron
4. U Cho Cho Chair Person
5. Prof. Dr. Khin Ni Ni Thein Secretary
6. Prof. Dr. Khin Maung Lwin Joint Secretary
7. U Hla Baw Full-time Member
8. U Khin Latt Full-time Member
9. Dr. Charlie Than Full-time Member
10. U Aye Myint Full-time Member
11. Dr. Maung Maung Aye Full-time Member
12. U Tin Aye Full-time Member
13. U Myint Thein Full-time Member
14. U Victor Ngun Kio Full-time Member
15. U Soe Myint Part-time Member
16. U Sein Tun Part-time Member
17. U Kyi Thar Part-time Member
18. U Ba Shwe Part-time Member
19. U Salai Myo Myint Part-time Member
20. U Tun Paw Oo Part-time Member
21. U Khin Maung Htay Part-time Member
22. U Kyaw Oo Auxiliary Member
23. Prof. Dr. Swe Swe Aye Auxiliary Member
24. Dr. Kay Thwe Hlaing Auxiliary Member
25. U Ye Htut Auxiliary Member

Activities of Advisory Group

Public Seminar at UMFCCI focusing on sustainable water purification system for big cities like Self-balance Filter with Backwash Tank holding type

Advisory Group at Public Consultation Workshops explaining National Water Law drafting process

Seminar on “Myanmar and Groundwater”