Korea Water Forum (KWF) is a water-related professional platform to network with multiple stakeholders. The Preparatory Committee was launched in February 2005 with the consensus built among following government agencies about the need to have such an organization in Korea: the Korean Ministry of Construction and Transportation, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Korea Meteorological Administration, and the National Emergency Management Agency. The Korea Water Forum (KWF hereinafter) was finally established in October 2006 with the aim of strengthening international cooperative partnership related with water, promoting exchange among local and overseas water stakeholders, raising awareness about water in the general public, discussing solution to global water problems and proposing water policy and vision.
KWF is making efforts to raise awareness about water-related social, environmental and economical value among all stakeholders concerned that encompass central and local governments, academia, research center, private sector, civic society, and people from all walks of life in terms of age and gender in particular. KWF aims at fostering global partnership on enhancing water security, facilitating interaction between stakeholders through differentiated activities, and promoting public awareness on water problems and solutions that eventually contribute to timely and effective water policy. KWF is also planning and pursuing a variety of activities to upgrade Korea’s global standing in water related sector by enhancing cooperation with international partner organizations.
KWF is providing water educational programs customized for each generation and is planning and operating various programs to raise awareness among citizens through collaboration with water related civic organizations. In addition, KWF works as an organization dedicated to carrying out follow-up activities of the 7th World Water Forum held in Daegu-Gyeongbuk in 2015 and plays a role as the secretariat of the Korea International Water Week (KIWW), a representative follow-up activity of the 7th World Water Forum. Moreover, in order to put things into action rather than having discourse for the sake of discourse per se, KWF is committeed to building the foundation to develop as a global water industry powerhouse by networking and conducting cooperative activities in order to promote water related science technology and industry.
KWF, with competent members of secretariat in cooperation with more than 50 board members and 60 committee members of Korean water experts, will keep conducting activities to raise awareness on water issues, and serve as an international communication channel, as well as a bridge for the synergetic development of water science, technology and policies. On behalf of KWF, I would like to kindly ask for your interest and participation in the various activities and development of KWF.