Since it was founded in 1967, K-water, Korea’s premier public organisation that specializes in water resources management in the Republic of Korea, has been working to prevent water disasters and provide clean water through its innovative water management technologies under an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Sustainable Water Management (SWM) approach based on its 50 years of accumulated capacity and water management know-how. Additionally, K-water is one of the world’s leading entities in terms of urban planning (Smart Water Cities) and digital transformation (Artificial Intelligence and Big Data), thanks to its cutting-edge water technologies.
As a global water leader, K-water paved the way forward to improve cooperation on water issues at the global level. In this regard, it has developed a sound global cooperation network with diverse organisations in the water sector, including governments, public and private organisations, academia, industry, and civil societies. Furthermore, K-water serves as the chair of the Asia Water Council, the representative global water platform for addressing Asia’s water issues and enhancing the water welfare of the region, whose membership consists of 147 organisations from 27 countries. Based on these cooperation assets, K-water is currently carrying out a number of water-related projects and programmes, including capacity building, research cooperation, ODAs and investment projects, which are targeted to realize water welfare in the world and to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of its effort to improve cooperation on water issues at the global level, K-water has just become an IAHR Silver Sponsor Member.