This is the first day of a three-day training event to strengthen the capacity of Mekong water resource professionals in utilizing water data for modeling and forecasting activities.
The US and ROK are collaborating under the Mekong-US Partnership and its Mekong Water Data Initiative to provide technical training to the Mekong River Commission (MRC), National Mekong Committees and line agencies in the Lower Mekong countries.
The Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP), hosted by the US-based NGO Pact, is organizing the training series, together with technical partners from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water).
On day 1 of the training, the USACE Hydologic Engineering Center (HEC) will introduce its HEC Reservoir Simulation (ResSim) software for simulating watershed and reservoir conditions, and its Hydrologic Modeling System (HMS) for modeling rainfall, infiltration, surface runoff, and other phenomena.
The Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) will introduce its hydrologic and hydraulic models—the K-DRUM Distributed Rainfall Runoff Model, K-River, and K-Flood.
Participants will be shown how to use these tools to create water resource management and operating plans. The session will be interactive, including time for Q&A.
The series is funded through the US Department of State, the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Mekong Institute, which is supported by the Mekong-Korea Cooperation Fund.
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