12–17 Apr 15
“Water for our Future”: 7th World Water Forum 2015, Daegu/Gyeongbuk
The 7th edition of the world’s largest water event will gather participants from the international water community: academics, research institutions, enterprises, professional networks, governments and policy-makers, IGOs and NGOs, as well as representatives from various fields such as agriculture, food or energy. The 7th World Water Forum will focus on the implementation of the solutions that were identified during the 6th edition (Marseille, France, 2012).
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.
The legacy the 7th World Water Forum will include:
- Moving from Solutions to Implementation
- Bridging the Platform of Science & Technology to Water Issues
- Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Necessitating two years of collaborative preparation with stakeholders from around the world, the Forum consists of 4 preparatory processes within a common framework , so as to catalyze collective action and positive change. These processes are Regional, Political, Thematic as well as Science and Technology. The Thematic process, overarching backbone of the Forum, is built according to 4 goals and tools:
- Water Security for All
- Water for Development and Prosperity
- Water for Sustainability: Harmonizing Humans and Nature
- Constructing Feasible Implementation Mechanisms
The 7th World Water Forum will also be composed of cultural events, water co-located events, a water exhibition, and a Citizen’s Forum, including a Youth and Children’s Forum, to raise citizens’ awareness in favor of water.
The 7th World Water Forum is jointly organized by the World Water Council and the Republic of Korea together with the city of Daegu and the Province of Gyeongbuk.
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16 Feb 14
Call for Papers for “Preserving the Flow of Life” Conference, preparing the World Water Forum in Daegu
The event will focus on the water-energy nexus, especially the integration of planning and strategies.
02 Mar 12
The water, energy and food security nexus perspective is the issue the German government will promote at the 6th Word Water Forum.
14 Mar 12
Platform to contribute to a better understanding of the interlinkages between water, energy and food security and to provide access to all kinds of Nexus-related information
NEXUS in the Media
03 Nov 14
By Kim Young-hoon, Daesung Group chairman and World Energy Council cochair: In April 2015, Daegu City and North Gyeongsang Province will cohost the seventh World Water Forum. Daegu has emerged as a venue for energy-related events since it hosted the World Energy Congress in 2013. As water-related issues are interwoven with the energy sector in many aspects, it is not surprising that the World Energy Council, the organizer of WEC, and the World Water Council, the organizer of WWF, have formed a strong relationship and chosen Daegu as the venue for their event. Following a memorandum of understanding in March 2014, the World Energy Council and World Water Council have been exploring even more ways to cooperate on finding solutions to the challenges facing the water and energy nexus.
19 Jan 15
A mix of geopolitical and environmental issues dominates a new ranking of global risks released by the World Economic Forum.
26 Mar 12
“Water quality and availability underpins both food and energy production, leading us to what is fast becoming recognised as the defining challenge of our generation – the water, energy, food nexus.”
28 Sep 14
A gift of nature, or a valuable commodity? A human right, or a luxury for the privileged few? Will the agricultural sector or industrial sector be the main consumer of this precious resource? Whatever the answers to these and many more questions, one thing is clear: that water will be one of the defining issues of the coming decade.
26 Oct 12
UN officials and other high-level representatives participated in the UK Parliament’s Commons Select Committee first oral evidence session for its inquiry on the UN post-2015 development goals. Questions and comments focused on the role and functioning of the High-Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Panelists also responded to questions on: whether to incorporate overarching goals on equality and human rights, noting the challenges and benefits of specific versus cross-cutting goals; how to achieve broad participation in the post-2015 process; accountability; staffing; and time frames.