Korea Water Resources Corporation
Korea Water Resources Corporation - K-Water
(College 5 - Enterprises and Facilities)
About the organization
K-water was established on November 16, 1967 and is owned by the government of Korea. It is the nation’s leading water-related enterprise. Since its establishment, K-water has constructed and operated 15 Multipurpose Dams and three Multipurpose Dams are currently under construction. Due to high-level dam operation technology, K-water provides sufficient supply of industrial and drinking water, meeting the demands of national economic growth. It also protects lives and property from natural disasters such as floods and droughts. In addition, K-water has been constructing and operating multi-regional water supply systems to provide a balanced water supply to all populations with limited water resources. Moreover, K-water has been researching the technology developments of deep sea water and sea water desalination.
- Investigation for the efficient development and management of water resources
- Construction and Operation of Multipurpose Dam
- Construction and Operation of Multi-regional Water Supply System
- Construction and Operation of Hydroelectric Power Plant related by multi purpose dam
- Water Resources Research and Overseas Investment of Water Resources Facilities, Water Supply System
- Education of local government workers In water supply system field
About the Governor representative
The CEO of K-water Kuen-ho Kim is a civil engineer and became the president of K-water in 2008. So far during his tenure, two multipurpose dams were constructed and former dams have been managed effectively through his interest and support. President Kuen-ho Kim has more than 30 years of extensive experience in infrastructure engineering and planning for the Korean government. He is also the president of Korea National Committee on Large Dams. He used to be Deputy Minister in Ministry of Land and Transport and Maritime Affairs. He has received several honours and awards from many different organizations. The government of Korea is currently focused on green growth as one of the main goals and is calling out several plans. Among the plans, the main work is about improving environmental conditions of the four main rivers in Korea (Han, Nakdong, Keum, Youngsan River) and building hydroelectric power plants to produce clean energy without Co2. President Kim is the CEO of K-water and understands the importance of water resource conservation and effective use. He also has a great interest in exchanging expertise related to water.
About the Alternate representative
Deuk Koo KOH
Deuk Koo KOH Executive Director of Korea Water Resources Corporation, is currently in charge of Kwater Research lnstitute which consists of 6 research centers of water resources and environment, dam engineering, water facility and energy, water analysis and water resources policy & economie with approximately 200 water experts. He has been working for K-water for 16 years as a researcher. He received a Ph.D in agricultural engineering from Seoul National University in 1989. He is specialized in hydrometeorological management of rainfall runoff, floods and drought and reservoir management using GIS.