In collaboration with KIGAM, UNESCO in Bangkok and General Department of Mineral Resources (GDMR) of Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) of Cambodia, the CCOP Technical Secretariat has successfully co-organized the Workshop on Climate Change and Groundwater Resources in the Mekong River Basin on 1-2 June 2016 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The objective of the workshop is to promote sharing information and best practices among Mekong countries for assessing availability of groundwater resources under climate change and to support member countries to prepare for sustainable groundwater management plan. There was attendance by 28 participants from 6 Mekong countries & resource persons from Korea (KIGAM, C&H, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology - GIST, EcoEnergySolution), UNESCO, USGS and CCOPTS.
Keynote presentations given by UNESCO, KIGAM, CCOP, USGS, C&H and EcoEnergySolutions provided not only introduction on the project, overview of the groundwater potential and climate change issues in the whole CCOP region, implemented and on-going activities, monitoring system but also technological application possibilities for solving groundwater problems. The country reports by 6 Mekong countries addressed major issues and status of groundwater management with changing environment. This session was followed by a discussion on strategy to enhance collaboration between neighboring countries to manage wisely the groundwater resource and adapt future climate change. On the second day, a field trip was arranged for all participants to visit water treatment plants and groundwater wells/reservoirs on Koh Rong island.
The workshop provided a good opportunity to further understanding of dynamic relationship between climate change and groundwater, and to provide a strategy for sustainable groundwater resource management over Mekong River Basin.
CCOP, KIGAM and UNESCO plan to publish the country reports in a special volume of Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering. Based on the submitted manuscripts of country reports, editing is on progress.
KIGAM/ISGeo Training Course on Groundwater Theory and Practices|
Jun. 19 - 30, 2017 Daejeon, Republic of Korea
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DMR-CCOP-TNCU Technical Seminar on Biostratigraphy and Karst Morphology of Satun Aspiring Geopark |
Jul. 13 - 14, 2017 The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand
CCOP - KIGAM Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Project: National Coordinators Meeting & Workshop (UCM8)|
Jul. 18 - 20, 2017 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
CCOP-KIGAM-UNESCO-MME Workshop on Transboundary aquifer-surface water management in Mekong basin|
Jul. 25 - 26, 2017 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Second BGR-CCOP International Training Course on Risk-Sensitive Spatial Planning for CCOP Member Countries |
Sep. 18 - 28, 2017 Quezon City, Philippines
ECF2017: 7th Asia-Pacific Shale Gas Summit|
Oct. 11 - 13, 2017 Jinjiang Hotel, Shanghai, China
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53rd CCOP Annual Session and 69th Steering Committee Meeting|
Oct. 15 - 21, 2017 Cebu City, Philippines
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54th CCOP Annual Session and 71st Steering Committee Meeting|
Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2018 Busan, Republic of Korea