In 1998, Amd organized a seminar with the objective of highlighting the importance of wastewater treatment, especially in industrial areas. At the time the main focus was distilleries.
In 1999, Amd presented a Mandalay Seminar on the importance and the methodology to treat industrial waste. This was attended by the local area commander.
The Mandalay region has a concentration of distilleries producing Gin and Rum and other spirits. At the time wastewater from these distilleries was flowing into the Taungthaman Lake. Amd provided details of possible remediation techniques.