The Myanmar Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Transport have expressed the need for more smart data measurements and analyses to be able to adequately choose the most sustainable solutions for their water and resource management. The ministries are working together with TU Delft and the partners of VPdelta to jointly develop smart ways to collect these data. Dr. Zam Lwin Tun, Director of the Irrigation Department said that "the researchers united in the Partners for Water Project have provided concrete solutions that we need, not just a paper report." During the celebration of World Water Day on 13 and 14 March 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, government agencies, research institutions and entrepreneurs from Myanmar and the Netherlands ratified this collaboration.
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The European funded program VPdelta facilitates the development of innovations that offer affordable and scalable solutions for effective water management. To do so the program combines science with social significance and entrepreneurship. More than 95 Dutch innovative start-ups and SMEs work closely with knowledge institutions, R&D companies as well as with regional authorities like InnovationQuarter. TU Delft and InnovationQuarter are responsible for the implementation of this program, which runs until the end of 2019.