Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2019’ to serve its role as an important platform to share the ideas and know-hows towards solving the defined water issues around the world and to forge a tailored network among the water-related experts and stakeholders.

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week (KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that the world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them.

World Water Challenge 2019 will be held as one of the signature programs of KIWW 2019 which will take place in September in Daegu Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea. This 5th edition of World Water Challenge is expected to serve its role as an important platform to share the ideas and know-hows towards solving the defined water issues around the world and to forge a tailored network among the water-related experts and stakeholders.

Topic 1: Efficient Water Management (SDGs links: SDG 6.4 Water Use Efficiency)
 Urban water efficiency
 Agricultural water efficiency
 Industrial water efficiency
 Energy efficiency in water and waste water systems

Keywords: sustainable water resources management, water resources security, water production improvement technology, water supply management, water and industry, water-energy-food nexus, water resources development, trans-boundary water resources management, dam and river system operation

Topic 2: Resource Recovery from Water and Wastewater Systems (SDGs links: 6.1 Safe Water, 6.2 Sanitation)
 Water recycling and reuse technologies
 Energy production from water and waste water cycles
 Nutrient recovery from waste water

Keywords: water and wastewater treatment technology, safe and clean technology for drinking water, sanitation and health science, sea water desalination, water-energy production technology, renewable energy, total water pollution load management, river quality management, hydropower technology

Topic 3: Water and Natural Disasters (SDGs links: 11.5 Reduction of Economic & Human Losses)
 Climate change assessment and adaptation
 Drought analysis and management
 Urban floods and damage reduction
 Remote sensing and GIS applications to natural hazards

Keywords: climate change scenarios and prediction, drought analysis and management, water resources risk scenarios, risk assessment and adaptation, water and disasters, water related composite hazards, coastal disaster and tsunami, urban floods and resilience

Topic 4: Smart Water Technologies (SDGs links: 6.5 IWRM)
 Management of urban, industry, and irrigation water
 Implementation of integrated water resources management
 Design and implementation of smart water grid
 Information and communication technologies for water management

Keywords: water and creative economy, smart water management, smart disaster management system, smart agricultural water management, standardized smart water grid technology, water management information systems, RS and GIS applications for securing water resources, best management practices of IWRM, advanced water governance through multi-directional information system.

Topic 5: Ecosystem and Water (SDGs links: 6.6 Water & Ecosystems)
 Science and technology for green infrastructure management
 Economic valuation on ecosystem and water
 Effects of ecosystem on water quality

Keywords: water and environment, water and green growth, vulnerability analysis for water environments, marine ecology and sea level rise, wetland conservation and restoration, green infrastructure.

Donor Name: Korea Water Forum
Funding name: World Water Challenge 2019

Deadline: Registration and solution submission can be proceeded from June, 28th, 2019 KST. The solutions should be submitted by July, 28th, 2019 KST.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The total prize amount for the World Water Challenge 2019 is KRW 16,000,000(approx. 16,000 USD). The Award Ceremony will be held on September 6th at the closing ceremony of KIWW 2019 and the winners will be presented with a cash prize and trophy respectively

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Anyone (as individual or on behalf of an organization) who is interested in water is welcome to participate in the program.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
Proposal Form (Form-Solution template): Click to view
About: Click to view
Brochure: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

● Solution proposals must be filled out only in English.
● One person (or organization) can submit more than one proposal with the different solutions.
● Please make sure that all materials submitted for entry will not be returned and they might be used or published partially or wholly by the secretariat.

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