On December 23, 2015, Seoul Metropolitan Government signed an agreement with Mongolia International University to share its water quality analysis technology with the goal of allowing Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, to improve the quality of its drinking water.
The Seoul Water Institute (former Seoul Waterworks Research Institute) signed an MOU with Mongolia International University in 2010 regarding the sharing of its water quality analysis technology and research cooperation, based upon which it has consistently worked closely with the university in the area of water quality analysis. The recently signed agreement, however, is a supplemented version of the MOU signed in 2010 that includes new sections on issues such as intellectual property rights.
The content of the new agreement includes: exchanges of technical personnel; short-term visits of related personnel; cooperation on joint projects and meetings (training, research programs, workshops, etc.); sharing of personnel, technical data, and other information related to water quality analysis and the related research program, which has been designed to improve the water quality, sanitary conditions, and quality of life in Mongolia.
Through this agreement, the city of Ulaanbaatar, which is encountering major challenges in improving its waterworks system and water quality management, will gain access to water quality analysis and water supply processing technologies to help it improve the quality of its drinking water. Technological support will be provided on a consistent basis through cooperation with Mongolia International University.