AKIPRESS.COM - As part of the celebration of World Water Day, the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Water Agency, the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), the Millennium Challenge Account – Mongolia, and other public and private sector and NGOs have co-organized the XVI student academic conference on “Water – the Source of Development” on March 22, 2022 at the conference hall of the Research and Innovation Center, the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, the US Embassy said.
The academic conference is aimed to encourage the participation of university students in addressing water-related issues, to provide support for their research work, and to encourage their creative thinking.
U.S. Ambassador Klecheski congratulated to the organizers and participants of the conference and stated that “…The Mongolia Water Compact is among the largest single investments that the U.S. has made to the region’s, and will increase Ulaanbaatar’s water supply by 80 percent. Our confidence in the investment is all the more strengthened by seeing your efforts as experts, researchers and rising professionals committed to a sustainable future for water in Mongolia.”
In 2022, World Water Day is being celebrated under the theme “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible” as UN decided, and more than 20 research works and papers were submitted to the conference from six universities such as the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, National University of Mongolia, Mongolia National University of Medical Science, Mongolian National University of Life Science, National Technical University and Mongolian National University.
Among them, 10 research works, including such works as “Make Invisible Groundwater Visible”, “Groundwater Monitoring Survey”, “Possibility of Recycled for Greenhouse Irrigation” and “Health Risk Assessment of Groundwater Nitrate Pollution”, were selected and discussed at the conference.