Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-Water) said on Nov. 21 that it will sign a Korea-Mekong water resources management cooperation agreement with the five countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam at BEXCO, Pusan on Nov. 28 following the Korea-ASEAN Special Summit.
These countries have decided to establish a joint research center to reduce the number of water disasters and discuss water issues in the Mekong River area and hold high-level meetings to address water disasters in Asia.
Following the agreement signing, a meeting for the Mekong Water Resources Information Management Project will be held with the attendance of officials from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Participants in the meeting will make presentations on collecting water resources information using satellites and modeling techniques based on irrigation and floodgate models and discuss future business plans.
On Nov. 29, Korea Water Resources Corp. will open the Joint Research Center for Promoting Korea-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation at the K-Water Research Institute in Yuseong, Daejeon. The research center will carry out practical research and technology exchanges such as an exchange of researchers between Korea and the nations abutting the Mekong River, the education and training of engineers from the nations and cooperation in research.