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.