7th World Water Forum, Daegu & Gyeongbuk 2015
Water for our future

The 7th World Water Forum brought together over 40,000 visitors from 168 countries which comprised 9 heads of State, 80 government ministers and 100 official national governments delegations. Entitled ‘Water for our Future’, the 7th edition of the world’s largest event on water issues was heralded by participants as the most politically impactful ever.

Forum outcomes

Ten Major Outcomes 

7th World Water Forum - Council reports on major outcomes of the Forum 

Date: July 2015
English version (12 pages - pdf 8,47MB)


Ministerial Declaration

7th World Water Forum - Ministerial Process - 13 April 2015, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.

Date: April 2015
English version (4 pages - pdf 73,4KB)


Daegu-Gyeongbuk Recommendations to the Ministers at the 7th World Water

7th World Water Forum - Ministerial Process - 13 April 2015, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.

Date: April 2015
English version (8 pages - pdf 98,3KB)


Parliamentarian Statement

7th World Water Forum – Conference of Parliamentarians for Water

Date: April 2015
English version (3 pages - pdf 100KB)


Daegu-Gyeongbuk Water Action for Sustainable Cities and Regions

As of 14 April 2015

Date: April 2015
English version (4 pages - pdf 371KB)
French version (4 pages - pdf 370KB)
Spanish version (4 pages - pdf 297KB)


DGIC (Daegu-Gyeongbuk Implementation Commitment) 

7th World Water Forum - Daegu & Gyeongbuk Implementation Commitment - 17 April 2015, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.

Date: April 2015
English version (4 pages - pdf 2,66MB)


Implementation Roadmaps and Action Monitoring System

The purpose of the Action Monitoring System (AMS) interactive platform is to register and monitor the Global Water Community’s progress towards the achievement of the 16 Implementation Roadmaps emanating from the 7th World Water Forum. Drawing on the outcomes of the 6th Forum (Marseille, 2012), the AMS is articulated around the 7th Forum’s 16 Thematic areas which will evolve over the next three years on the way to the 8th Forum (Brasilia, 2018)

ams.worldwaterforum7.com


Science & Technology Process White Paper

7th World Water Forum - Science & Technology Process White Paper

Date: April 2015
English version (32 pages - pdf 500KB)


Related Council publications

Water: Fit to Finance? 

Catalyzing national growth through investment in water security.  

Published by: World Water Council, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Date: April 2015
English version (127 pages - pdf 1,33MB)


Water and Green Growth Vol 1

This report presents the research conducted over the last four years, a new theoretical approach, a revised analytical framework and recommendations for policy makers to begin the process of implementing Water and Green Growth strategies. The Volume 1 also provides a recap of the history and rationale behind the development of the Water and Green Growth concept and the Project. It reiterates the importance of approaching water resources management in a way that contributes to economic growth, environmental protection, and socially-inclusive development. 

Published by: World Water Council, Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure (MOLIT), The national committee for the 2015 World Water Forum Korea, Korea Water Ressources Corporation (K-water)
Date
: April 2015
English version (154 pages - pdf 14MB)


Water and Green Growth Vol 2

This report presents the research conducted over the last four years, a new theoretical approach, a revised analytical framework and recommendations for policy makers to begin the process of implementing Water and Green Growth strategies.  

Published by: World Water Council, Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure (MOLIT), The national committee for the 2015 World Water Forum Korea, Korea Water Ressources Corporation (K-water)
Date: April 2015
English version (154 pages - pdf 14MB


Towards a water and food secure future - Critical Perspectives for Policy-makers

The aim of this paper is to provide policy-makers with a helpful overview of the technical and economic aspects of water use in agriculture, with particular emphasis on crop and livestock production.

Published by: World Water Council, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Date: April 2015
English version (76 pages - pdf 1,16MB)


Integrated Water Resource Management 

A Discussion Paper of the World Water Council Task Force on IWRM.  

Published by: World Water Council
Date: April 2015
English version (24 pages - pdf 270KB)


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7th World Water Forum highlights


About the 7th World Water Forum

The 7th World Water Forum focused on the implementation of the solutions that were identified during the 6th edition (Marseille, France, 2012).  

The legacy the 7th World Water Forum therefore included: 

  • Moving from Solutions to Implementation
  • Bridging the Platform of Science & Technology to Water Issues
  • Ensuring a significant place for water in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

View full program of the Forum

Necessitating two years of collaborative preparation with stakeholders from around the world, the Forum consisted of 4 preparatory processes within a common framework, so as to catalyze collective action and positive change.  

These processes were Regional, Political, Thematic as well as Science and Technology. The Thematic process, overarching backbone of the Forum, was built according to 4 goals and tools: 

  1. Water Security for All
  2. Water for Development and Prosperity
  3. Water for Sustainability: Harmonizing Humans and Nature
  4. Constructing Feasible Implementation Mechanisms 

The 7th World Water Forum was also composed of cultural events, a Water Showcase, the World Water Challenge, water prize ceremonies, side events, a water exhibition and fair, as well as a Citizen’s Forum, including a Youth and Children’s Forum, to raise citizens’ awareness in favor of water.

The 7th World Water Forum was jointly organized by the World Water Council and the Republic of Korea together with the city of Daegu and the Province of Gyeongbuk. 

More : http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/en