In November 2010, the WWC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korean Government.
In the context of the recent global economic crisis, “Green Growth” is an idea that has emerged out of the Far East in response to the high environmental cost of rapid economic development and urbanization that has taken place there over the past several decades. It is an idea that has been championed by the Republic of Korea, promoted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and adopted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through a declaration in support of Green Growth in 2009. The OECD defines it as “environmentally sustainable economic progress to foster low-carbon, socially inclusive development”. What is not yet clear is how water management is being factored into green growth.
The main objective of this project is to develop a framework for policy and decision makers by the 6th World Water Forum being held in Marseille in 2012 that explains:
(1) Why water is important for green growth?
(2) What role water plays in green growth?
(3) How we can enhance this role?