Hey, its me Seemanta (サム). I'm writing again after a long gap of almost 3 months.
The day started with breakfast at hotel restaurant at 8:00 am.
It was the most important day for us (of the entire trip/visit) this time, as we had a workhop titled "Water-related disaster management in the Bago River Basin". We left for YTU at 8:30.
The workshop started at 9:45 am with the opening remarks by Dr. Akiyuki Kawasaki.
|Opening remarks by Dr. Akiyuki Kawasaki|
|Dr. Aung Than Oo giving presentation|
|Dr. Ralph talking about future climate change over Bago river basin|
|We took this oppurtunity to take a group picture!|
The last presentation was by Dr. Komori from Tohoku University. He shared his expereiences from another SATREPS project in Thailand (IMPAC-T) for which he was the coordinator.
|Dr. Komori from Tohoku University|
The main discussion points were on the equipment installation, more investigation of water flow, and improvement of current model used. For the equipment installation issues, discussion on the support from irrigation department were facilitated. Factors to consider such as energy source, mobile signal, and access to potential observation site were reiterated. Also, negotiation on the cited potential sites for AWS and telemetry installation were discussed.
|Group discussion between the Myanmar and Japan sides|
The workshop concluded by the closing remarks from Dr. Win Win Zin, YTU.
|A small token of appreciation from YTU side to Prof. Koike|
|Complete program of the workshop|
|Prof. Koike giving lecture to YTU students|
|Perfect way to end a successful workshop!|
Thats all for now. See you next time!