Faculty of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (GRU),
Coastal and Wetland Environment Research Laboratory (CWE Lab)
Fieldwork at the Experimental Site of Water Oriented Living Lab. (WOLL)
In Prek Sdey Commune, Koh Thom District, Kandal Province, 05th January 2023.
CWE Lab. of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) is implementing the collaborative project called COSTEA on the “Understanding and Managing the Cambodian Floodplains: The Preks of Kandal Province” with the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). And through the INOWASIA project “Development of innovative multilevel formation programs for the new water leading professionals in South East Asia”, ITC is working to improve the curriculum, building up the teaching capacity, get staff and student mobility, and equipment for living lab. Particularly, the Faculty of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (GRU) implementing the concept of Water Oriented Living Lab (WOLL), and it uses the CWE Lab. as the model which is co-designed together with IRD and integrated with the field monitoring site of COSTEA project which is called Experimental Site of Water Oriented Living Lab.
With all collaborative effort, GRU conducted this fieldwork at the Experimental Site of WOLL which is aimed to engage more the students in WOLL and to provide them with the opportunity to learn from real situation, monitoring equipment and tools and to conduct the actual practices in complement to the knowledge learned in the classes. Another purpose of this fieldwork is to promote the educational program of Water and Environmental Engineering at ITC. These activities were conducted during the special mission of INOWASIA project coordinator from Spain to Cambodia, Prof. Dr. Ignasi Rodríguez-Roda from University of Girona, and Dr. Antonina Torrens, from Fundació Solidaritat Universitat de Barcelona (FSUB).