Myanmar is recently facing big challenges which result from comprehensive political and economic reforms. This development may also include increasing water demand and use, e.g. by agricultural intensification and urbanization. However, not only policy, social development and economy modify human-water system dynamics; climate variability and changes in seasonality are expected to increase as a result of global climate change and regional land use change. In order to study and understand the interaction and dynamics of climate, water and food in Myanmar, an integrated and interdisciplinary nexus approach is applied. The nexus approach is based on the understanding of mutual dependencies and strong linkages between environmental resources. The MyNex Summer School offers the opportunity to get deeper insights and understanding about the interactions and dynamics in humanwater systems in Myanmar and how water-related environmental changes affect water availability, land use and water management practices. In collaboration of Bonn University (UBO), Christian-Albrechts University Kiel (CAU), Germany, and Yangon Technological University (YTU), and Myanmar Maritime University (MMU), Myanmar, we offer a programme of lectures, workshops, hands-on training, and field trips by representative
scientists and experts from Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Germany. The Summer School is organized within the frame of the project „Establishing an international science network on the Nexus Climate-Water-Food in Myanmar – MyNex“ funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Contact: Dr. Linda Taft Department of Geography University of Bonn Meckenheimer Allee 166 53115 Bonn Germany E-Mail: email@example.com