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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 2020 will be held as one of the signature programs of KIWW 2020 which will take place in September in Daegu Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea. This 6th edition of World Water Challenge is expected to serve its role as an important platform to share not only innovative scientific/technological method but also policy towards solving the defined water challenges around the world and to forge a broad network among the experts and stakeholders in water sector as well as the diverse pool of solution providers.

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

The solution providers are kindly requested to submit their proposals through the online submission system via the KIWW official website (www.kiww.org)
Solution submission can only be proceeded after online registration for the KIWW 2020.
Please make sure that all submissions must be filled out in English, using the provided Solution submission template.
(The solutions should be submitted by August 7, 2020 KST.)

Award and Benefit

The total prize amount for the World Water Challenge 2020 is KRW 16,000,000 (approx. 16,000 USD). Winners will be presented with a cash prize and trophy.

  • The Best (Presented by Minister of Ministry of Environment, ROK) : 10,000,000 KRW (Apprx. 8,300 USD)
  • Outstanding (Presented by President of Korea Water Forum) : 3,000,000 KRW (Apprx. 2,500 USD)
  • * Winners will have the chance to be invited to the WWCH showcase during the KIWW 2021 and/or the 9th World Water Forum to share their solutions with the experts from all around the world.
  • * The title of the awards and the amount of prize money are subject to change.
  • * If there is not qualified solutions for the “THE BEST” prize based on the decision of the evaluation committee, there may not be the winner of the year and/or type of award may change.
  • * Due to COVID-19 situation, more detailed information of the Award Ceremony will be announced soon.

Korea Water Forum
E-mail: wwch@koreawaterforum.org
Tel: +82-2-736-2922

Final Results of the previous World Water Challenges

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