Sinking Yangon

  • Teije van der Horst (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


Yangon (Myanmar) is a South-east Asian city where up to three million inhabitants rely on groundwater as their main water source. By applying SAR Interferometry using Sentinel-1 data, I was able to map how parts of Yangon are currently sinking, with millimeter accuracy. In my visit to the Yangon city council, I presented how their subsidence relates to the extraction of groundwater, and how it can be mitigated. In this flash presentation I will show how I discovered the hidden sinking city, Yangon.
Period12 Jan 2018
Event titleVC 2018: TU Delft 70e Vakantiecursus : hét nieuwjaarscongres van de watersector
Event typeConference
Conference number70
LocationDelft, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionNational