12 April 2015 - 17 April 2015
Daegu & Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea
The World Water Forum facilitates international discussions on global water challenges and the 7th Forum takes place from 12-17 April 2015 in Korea. IIASA will actively participate in the Forum in several areas including:
IIASA's delegation to the World Water Forum will be led by Kabat and his special advisor, Professor Chin-min Lee, and include Dr David Wiberg, Acting Director of IIASA's Water Program, and Dr Piotr Magnuszewski, Research Scholar in both IIASA's Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV) Program, and the Institute's Water Program.
The schedule, location and further details on IIASA participation at the World Water Forum can be found further down the page.
Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) Initiative and the World Water Forum
The 7th World Water Forum in Korea represents a crucial milestone for IIASA´s WFaS Initiative. Major outputs from the initiative will be released there. Analysis of a first set of water futures scenarios, what limitations and trade-offs they may impose on future plans in the water-dependent sectors, and the risks to water, energy, and food security will be presented. And further presentations and reports of WFaS Fast-Track scenarios, analysis, and conclusions on the strengths, limitations, and opportunities for state of the art integrated, global science in assessing water management decisions are prepared for the Forum.
All sessions convened by IIASA have a strong component actively involving concerned stakeholders. Participants are invited to connect with the WFaS Initiative to both contribute important concerns from water policy and governance perspective but also receive all future results – analysis and reports – produced by the consortium. IIASA wants to create a strong science-policy connection to jointly explore pathways for a sustainable water future.
The sessions have been designed and structured to cover a lot of ground in an efficient way. This designed approach may be a bit different from other meetings or workshops. It is based on the principles of the "Stakeholder Dialogue" - an approach that was specifically developed to enable highly productive and focused discussions for complex environmental challenges. It includes careful selection and use of facilitation techniques to make the most of everyone’s time. The workshop will be busy, very interactive and encourage full participation. It will feel informal but we will keep participants focused on task and ensure that everyone has the chance to contribute.
Statement by the Chairman of the 2015 National Committee for the 7th World Water Forum in Korea, Mr. Jung-moo Lee
"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.
The 7th World Water Forum will give Korea an opportunity to become a leader in the water sector."
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