US Army Corps of Engineers
Far East District

Korea Water Resource Development Corporation (K-water) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further develop technical cooperation

Far East District
Published Sept. 23, 2019
K-water Chief Research Officer Dr. Park, Jae Young (center), Maj. Gen. Anthony C. Funkhouser (center right) and senior leaders pose for a group photo.

K-water Chief Research Officer Dr. Park, Jae Young (center), Maj. Gen. Anthony C. Funkhouser (center right) and senior leaders pose for a group photo.

K-water Chief Research Officer Dr. Park, Jae Young (center), Maj. Gen. Anthony C. Funkhouser (center right) and senior leaders pose for a group photo.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers senior leaders are briefed in the satellite technology research center.

K-water and leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) met to discuss advanced water management techniques and a future employee exchange program on Sept. 19.

K-water, an affiliated organization under South Korea Ministry of Environment, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) held the high level meeting for technical cooperation at K-water’s research facility in Daejeon, Korea.

USACE and K-water signed a memorandum of understanding in 2015 to work together to assist developing nations in Asia with water resource development and to expand technology and technical capacity.

This high level meeting was held to expand technical cooperation between both agencies, assist developing nations in Asia with water resources management, and discuss training programs for subject matter experts to learn about advanced water management.

During the visit K-water showed different research labs in the facility to include their joint project with National Aeronautics and Space (NASA) on development of satellite technology for water management and water disaster prevention.

 “We will expand our cooperation to contribute to solving global water problems as well as improving technological capabilities through the exchange of advance technologies and experts,” said K-water Chief Research Officer Dr. Park, Jae Young.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been established since 1775. Since then they have executed numerous water resource projects throughout various countries, and currently are responsible for operation and management of water resource and hydroelectric power plants throughout the United States.