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[World Water Challenge] Call for your proposal to solve the 15 water challenges.
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The Special Program in Science & Technology Process
『World Water Challenge』



World Water Challenge is aiming for international award for individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions towards solving the world’s water problem through finding challenging issues and applying innovative solutions to them.


World Water Challenge will be offering a great opportunity to draw solutions to world's water problems. It is expected to forge the broad network between a diverse pool of problem owners and solution providers, sharing know-how in water sector based on practical experiences and leading examples of good water policy, economic incentives and the role of science and technology in their implementation.


10 outstanding solution providers will be invited to present their proposals at the “World Water Challenge special session” and announced as outstanding contributors in providing solutions to the world’s water challenges during the Forum. Invited solutions will receive additional award at the World Water Challenge ceremony. In addition, the best among them selected by the judging committee will be nominated for the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Water Prize at the closing ceremony of Forum.


1st STEP


2nd STEP


1. Problem submission

· Sep 1st, 2014 Nov 20th , 2014

1. Solution Submission

· Dec 9st, 2014 - Jan 30th, 2015

2. Problem Selection

· Defining 15 challenging water problems

2. Select best Solutions

· 1st evaluation(online) :

Selecting 10 solutions & sending invitations

· Final evaluation(offline) :

Selecting 1 best & 4 excellent solutions

3. Challenging Problem Announcement

3. Presentation/Awards

Sharing 10 Solutions at "World Water Challenge Session“

· Awards for 10 Solution Providers at "World Water Challenge Ceremony Session"



■ Solution Criteria

 - Well-understanding/ Contribution to Science and Technology/ Preference/ Challenge/

   Expected effects

   * For more details of criteria, visit our web site and refer to Guideline.



■ Sharing & Award Ceremony

 - All invited solutions will be presented at the session in which they could contribute to sharing

   good practices, emphasizing the importance of implementation and the key role of science,

   technology and innovation in their proposals.

 - Invited solution providers will receive additional award at the World Water Challenge




■ Solution Submission

  - Solution providers must submit proposals to World Water Forum website by January 30,


    * Note : Materials submitted for entry will not be returned. They might be used or published

               partially or wholly by the secretariat.



■ Prize details





10 invited solutions

The best(1)

Trophy & Deagu·Gyeongbuk water prize (50,000,000 KRW)


Trophy & Cash Prize (5,000,000 KRW)


Trophy & Cash Prize (3,000,000 KRW)



■ Inquiry

- 7th World Water Forum Secretariat, Korea Environment Corporation

 (email : challenge@keco.or.kr, Tel :82-32-590-5222, 5221, 3791)