7th World Water Forum, Daegu & Gyeongbuk 2015
Water for our future
The 7th edition of the world’s largest water event will gather participants from the international water community as well as policy and decision makers from every corner of the world to discuss current water issues and catalyze positive change.
The 7th World Water Forum to be held in Daegu - Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, 12-17 April 2015, will focus on the implementation of the solutions that were identified during the 6th edition (France, 2012) in line with its 3 primary objectives:
- Moving from Solutions to Implementation
- Bridging the Platform of Science & Technology to Water Issues
- Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Four main subjects grouping 16 themes constitute the thematic framework of the 7th World Water Forum:
- Water Security for All
- Water for Development and Prosperity
- Water for Sustainability: Harmonizing Humans and Nature
- Constructing Feasible Implementation Mechanisms
The regional processes for this 7th edition are Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Mediterranean and Arab region and an Economically Water Insecure (EWI) region.
In addition to the thematic, regional and political processes, a fourth Science and Technology process will focus on how to address water issues through the exchange of water-related cutting-edge technologies and information.
A Citizen’s Forum to raise citizen awareness in favor of water will be promoted and a Youth and Children’s Forum will be engaged.
The 7th World Water Forum is jointly organized by the World Water Council and the Republic of Korea together with the city of Daegu-Gyeongbuk.
King Hassan II Great World Water Prize candidatures are open
This prestigious Prize (US$ 100,000) is awarded to an institution, organization, individual or group of individuals in honor of their outstanding achievements in any aspects of water resources.