Strengthening the Role of Water in Green Growth

Green growth initiative aims to effectively implement climate change adaptation and thereby contributing to sustainable development. Water, as an essential resource to life, is the most crucial element we need for green growth. Understandably, recent findings show that effective water management plays a key role in fostering the processes of achieving it. The Government of Korea, as one of the first countries to initiate the discussions on the topics of green growth, embarked on a collaborative research project “Water and Green Growth” with the World Water Council. The main objective of the research is to create policy instruments that strengthen the role of water in realizing green growth.

The seminar will focus on how to create synergies among the many organizations in which seek solutions to strengthen the role of water resource management for successful implementation of green growth. The OECD, ADB and IUCN will share their learnings on the context of following topics: water allocation for implementing green growth, water security and green growth, and ecosystem services for green growth.


14:00    Welcoming Address. Prof. Benedito Braga, WWC

14:05    Welcoming Address. Prof. Soontak Lee, 7th World Water Forum International Steering Committee, Republic of Korea




14:10    Water and Green Growth in Korea. Dr. Kyung-Jin Min, K-water, Republic of Korea

14:30    Water Allocation for the Implementation of Green Growth. Dr. Xavier Leflaive, OECD

14:50    Smart Solutions for Water Security and Green Growth. Dr. Thomas Panella, ADB

15:10    Ecosystem Services for Green Growth. Dr. Mark Smith, IUCN


15:30    Coffee Break


Panel Discussion

16:00    Panel Discussion

             Moderator: Ms. Karin Krchnak, WWF

  • Dr. Thomas Chiramba, UNEP
  • Dr. Akissa Bahri, AfDB
  • Prof. Laurence Smith, University of London, UK
  • Mr. Hervé Lévite, WB



17:20    Closing Remarks. Prof. Dogan Altinbilek, WWC

17:25    Closing Remarks. Dr. Sung Joon Lee, National Committee for the 2015 World Water Forum Korea

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