On Friday 14 June 2019, Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, along with Dr Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, and Ms Marivic Pulvera Uzarraga, Manager: Project Operation and Information, officially visited the Department of Groundwater Resources (DGR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand.
Ms Jongjit Niranathmateekul, Director General of DGR, along with Dr Alin Chintraruck, Head of International Relations Unit, and other staff were there to welcome CCOP Director. Dr Lee expressed his gratitude to DGR for having support the work of CCOP for decades. Both sides agree on how important the groundwater has to human society. Dr Lee informed Ms Premrutai, DG of DGR, about his recent position as Director of CCOP TS. He also informed her about current CCOP’s projects that are related to groundwater.
Dr Lee expressed his intention to have new projects with Cooperating Countries during his term. CCOP also supports the Young Earth Scientist (YES) Network. The Internship programme is supported by the IERI (International Environmental Research Institute) of Okrea for the 6-month internship programme for YES from MCs. The scholarship is without any obligation.
CCOP looks forward to have further cooperation with DGR. CCOP also invited DMF to co-host (with DMR) the upcoming CCOP Annual Session and Steering Committee in Chiang Mai during the first week of November 2019.