The CCOP-GSJ-GA Groundwater Project Phase III Meeting was held on 21-23 March 2017, in Bali, Indonesia. It was attended by 31 participants from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam and the CCOP Technical Secretariat.
The Opening Ceremony started with the Welcome Remarks and Addresses delivered by Dr. Adichat Surinkum, Director of the CCOP Technical Secretariat (CCOPTS), and Dr. Youhei Uchida, Groundwater Project Leader, Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ, AIST). The Opening Speech was made by Dr. Ego Shyarial, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP & Head of the Geological Agency of Indonesia (GA).
Dr. Youhei Uchida presented the progress of the Project from 16 February 2016 to 20 March 2017. During the period, the report of the CCOP-GSJ-NAWAPI Groundwater Phase III Project Meeting held on 16-18 March 2016, in Hanoi, Vietnam has been published, circulated to all the participants of the meeting, and uploaded to the CCOP website, http://ccop.asia/pdf/publication/GW-6.pdf. On the project’s main objective of compiling groundwater data of CCOP Member Countries using Open Web GIS System, to date the groundwater data submitted by Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Philippines are already accessible at the GSi Groundwater Portal, https://ccop-gsi.org/gsi/ccop_water/index.php. Data from Thailand and Vietnam from previous GSJ-CCOP Groundwater projects are also available from this portal.
On the CCOP Groundwater Sub-Project: Development of Renewable Energy for Ground-Source Heat Pump System in CCOP Regions, one GSHP System was installed at Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR), Hanoi in October 2016. Consequently, a workshop on Practical Analysis of GSHP Logging Data was organized at VIGMR headquarters on 20 February 2017 with attendance from the Geological Survey of Japan, University of Fukushima, Akita University, Institute of Energy (MOIT), Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources as well as scientists, managers from units within and outside of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam and a number of private companies interested in GSHP system.
The meeting discussed on the 2017 Workplan and agreed that the three groups DB Group I, represented by China, Japan, Korea and Thailand and DB Group 2 represented by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam, and the Public Policy Group carry out their scheduled tasks. The participants agreed to produce a technical report on CCOP Groundwater Project Phase III by the end of the project in 2019. The next project meeting is scheduled to be in the first quarter of 2018, in Cambodia.