Asia and the Pacific

An important organization in this region is the Coordinating Committee for Coastal and Offshore Geosciences Programmes in East and South-East Asia (CCOP), with its Technical Secretariat located at Bangkok, Thailand. It organizes courses, workshops and projects with a focus on exchanging knowledge and experience within the region. Its interests include integrated coastal zone management and groundwater resources. Member countries of CCOP are: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. CCOP's website address is: www.ccop.or.th.

Other regional organizations actively regarding groundwater in this region are the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Jakarta office of UNESCO.

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