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The 7th World Water Forum will give Korea an opportunity to become a leader in the water sector

In 2015, the World Water Forum, the largest water-related event in the world will take place in Daegu & Gyeongbuk of Korea. The World Water Forum is a large-scale international conference that is held every three years since 1997 in cooperation with the public, private sectors, academia, and industries. It was first launched in an effort to facilitate international discussions on global water challenges.

Water is one of the most basic element for the survival and happy life of humanity. However, many people around the world are suffering from water shortage and poor sanitation. Also, water issues have been a major concern in the 21st Century.

At this juncture, it is highly significant that Korea will host the 7th World Water Forum, where stakeholders from about 170 nations gather in Daegu & Gyeongbuk to discuss water challenges. In particular, the Science & Technology Process is newly included in the 7th Forum in order to make sure the implementation of solutions drawn from the previous editions of the Forum.

I expect the 7th Forum will see a lot of discussions and progress in resolving water-related issues, and also it will give Korea an opportunity to become a leader in the water sector.

Please pay close attention and support to the 7th World Water Forum. Thank you.

Lee Jung-moo Chairman
2015 National Committee for the 7th World Water Forum Korea
Jung-moo Lee
Soontak LeeCo-chair of the International Steering Committee 7th World Water ForumSoontak Lee

The 7th World Water Forum will be a historic moment in drawing more actions to tackle water challenges

Under the theme of 'Water for Our Future,' the 7th World Water Forum will take place in Daegu & Gyeongbuk of Korea. At a time when the UN Millennium Development Goals set in 2000 is due to expire and the Sustainable Development Goals should be established, the 7th World Water Forum will be a historic moment in drawing more actions to tackle water challenges.

The Forum will serve to offer us an opportunity to succeed past achievements and step forward to the future via in-depth discussions on post-2015.

Benedito BragaPresident
World Water Council
Benedito Braga

The 7th World Water Forum will help us to achieve economic development, social inclusion, and sustainable environment

In the coming decades, our ability to build a water-secure future will depend upon our capacity to turn future challenges into opportunities. By guaranteeing water security, we will guarantee security in many other domains as well. Indeed, access to water and sanitation is not only an end in itself, but a tool for improving livelihoods, for empowering women and girls and giving them access to education and for preventing disease.

Water security also means using water wisely for providing food and energy, for generating green growth and economic sustainability, for increasing resilience to global changes, and for safeguarding the environment.
Moreover, good governance, sufficient capacities, and adequate financial flows are all necessary for the implementation of so many solutions identified during the previous editions of the World Water Forum.
The 7th World Water Forum will be an opportunity to recognize resolving water challenges as our shared responsibility, which is important to economic development, social inclusion, and sustainable environment.

Please join us in addressing water challenges!