South Korea - Preparation of the 7th World Water Forum - Daegu 2015

After Marseilles in 2012, Daegu, South Korea, will host the 7th World Water Forum from 12 to 17 April 2015. The kick-off meeting was held from 13 to 15 May 2013 in Seoul and Daegu, with more than 500 experts from 41 countries. A roadmap was established, divided into different processes (thematic / regional / political / technological) for the preparation of the Forum. The International Network of Basin Organizations participated in this kick off meeting, including in the roundtable on water governance and transboundary basin management. Mr. Jean-François Donzier also presented the Regional Process for Europe which was coordinated by International Office for Water and developed for preparing the 6th World Forum in Marseilles in 2011 and 2012. A stakeholders’ consultation meeting also took place on 27 and 28 February 2014 in Gyeongju.