Korea International Water Week World Water Challenge 2021 (Win KRW 15,000,000)

The Korea International Water Week (KIWW) invites applications for the World Water Challenge in 2021.

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 identify imminent water problems that the world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them.

World Water Challenge 2021 holds as one of the signature programs of KIWW 2020. This 6th edition of the World Water Challenge is expected to serve its role as an important platform to share not only innovative scientific/technological methods but also policy towards solving the defined water challenges around the world and to forge a broad network among the experts and stakeholders in the water sector as well as the diverse pool of solution providers. Particularly, amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation around the world, WWCH 2021 will continue to deal with the special topic “Water and Health” selected last year along with five Main Topics to demonstrate a pathway to not only overcoming the current pandemic but also achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Worth of Award

  • The total prize amount for the World Water Challenge 2021 is KRW 15,000,000 (approx. 12,600 USD).
  • Winners will have the chance to be invited to the WWCH showcase during the KIWW 2022 and/or the 9th World Water Forum to share their solutions with experts from all around the world.


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

How to Apply

  • The solution providers are kindly requested to submit their proposals through the online submission system via the KIWW official website
  • Solution submission can only proceed after online registration for the KIWW 2021.
  • Please make sure that all submissions must be filled out in English, using the provided Solution submission template.
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For questions and inquiries contact

Korea Water Forum
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +82-2-736-2922

Deadline: The deadline for Solution Submission has been extended until September 30, 2021.


Click here for more details and to apply