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Daegu is a city which is strongly committed to improving its approach to water management. Since a pollution incident in the early 1990s, the city of Daegu has taken bold steps to improve how it deals with its water resources. Thanks to technological advancements and citizen engagement, the city has been able to greatly improve water quality, and the Sincheon stream flowing through eastern Daegu has achieved excellent water quality results.

In 2019, the city government successfully completed construction of the Korea Water Cluster (KWC), Korea’s first landmark project dedicated to the water industry. This also included the establishment of the Korea Institute for Water Technology Certification (KIWATEC), a one-stop facility providing support for water companies on R&D, certification & verification, international trade, and more.

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The Korea Environment Corporation is a quasi-governmental organisation under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea established to efficiently promote environmental pollution prevention and improvement, resource circulation promotion, and greenhouse gas reduction projects in response to climate change.

The 3,326 employees of Korea Environment Corporation lead the era of carbon neutrality by supporting the execution of national environmental policies in various environmental fields such as water environment, climate atmosphere, and resource circulation at the head office (which is located in Incheon Metropolitan City), 8 branches, 2 regional offices, and one project group (National Water Industry Cluster, located in Daegu Metropolitan City).

In order to create a clean and safe water environment, they are in charge of establishing various water management plans, supporting the installation of wastewater treatment facilities, operating a measurement network and control centre for managing rivers and major pollutants, restoring aquatic ecosystems, and conducting environmental impact assessments. In addition, they are in charge of safety management of chemical substances, inspection and analysis of hazardous substances in the environment, and greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. Through this, K-eco is contributing to the healthy life of the people and an eco-friendly national development.

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Ramboll is a global architecture, engineering and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. Our 16,500 experts create sustainable solutions across Buildings, Transport, Energy, Environment & Health, Management Consulting, Architecture & Landscape and Water, where we have three global divisions within climate adaptation, water resources management and water & wastewater treatment. Across the world, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledge base to create sustainable cities and societies. We combine insights with the power to drive positive change for our clients, in the form of ideas that can be realised and implemented. We call it: Bright ideas. Sustainable change.

Silver Sponsor

Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association (KWWA) has been leading the development of water and wastewater systems by working together with the government, local governments, industry, and academia. They have been supporting both the national and local governments so that people can drink safe tap water, leading the advancement of water and wastewater. Moreover, KWWA has exerted continuous efforts to build public trust in tap water, conducted researches, and offered solutions to vital issues affecting the government and water companies. KWWA will fulfil its social responsibilities by actively implementing Korea’s Green New Deal and Carbon Neutrality in the future.


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