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The Water Business Forum (WBF) is particularly designed for providing a unique multi-stakeholder platform of all relevant authorities including governments, public and private sectors. Exploring practical solutions of the world's most pressing water challenges, WBF creates a window of new business opportunities to achieve sustainable development and management of water, foster public-private dialogues as well as catalyze win-win partnerships and alliances in the water sector.


Water-related Governments, Local authorities, Public and Private sectors, Academia, International Organizations, Multilateral Development Banks(MDBs), etc.

Short Description

Host Ministry of Environment
Organizer Korea Water Forum
Participants About 150 participants from water-related governments, local authorities, public and Private sectors, academia, MDBs, etc.
Object 1. To offer networking opportunities of the key decision makers in the global
     water sector
2. To share up-to-date information of cutting-edge technologies, business
     and financing opportunities
3. To foster partnerships across the global, regional, national and local levels

KIWW2017 Previous Outcome

The 8th Water Business Forum was convened by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Water Forum. The two-day forum brought together numerous government officials from ministries in the area of water, finance and development cooperation, 10 public and private sectors, 5 Multilateral Development Banks(MDBs) as well as other international organizations. Sharing the information on upcoming and ongoing projects from over 20 countries, the forum provided strong impetus for cooperation in international business, project implementation and sustainability in water development and management. It provided a solid platform for business opportunities of (1)Water Supply and Sewerage, (2)Water Resources Planning, (3)Hydropower and Desalination (4)Integrated Water Resource Management, (5) MDB Project.

KIWW2016 Previous Outcome

The 5th Water Business Forum was held with the overall theme ‘Water Partnership for Sustainable Development’. The two-day forum brought together a large number of 52delegates from 18 countries including Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Etc. A salient feature of the forum was there engagements on desalination and smart water management, which created a solid platform for sustainable partnership between Korea and other countries.