Mongolian Engineer Examines Water Resource Management on U.S. Exchange

On September 21 to October 9, 2015, Mongolian engineer Purevdagva Khalzan participated in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) themed “Water Resources Management in the U.S.” Kh.Purevdagva is the Engineer-Technologist at the Hydrology Section of the Institute of Meteorology.

In 21 days, Kh.Purevdagva traveled to six cities in five states with a group of 23 participants from 22 countries. The program aimed to provide an overview of water resources management and current water management in the U.S., as well as to deepen understanding of American society, culture, and institutions. During the program, participants met with professional counterparts and learned about various American perspectives on issues of water resource management, legislation, regulation, and conservation.

Kh.Purevdagva noted, “Familiarizing with natural water management in the different regions of the U.S. and traveling to many cities to see the residents’ lifestyles through a single visit was a great opportunity to understand America. Also, the exchange of experience among international participants was very effective.”

IVLP is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. To learn more about IVLP, click here.