World Water Challenge 2023 international contest for water solutions.


Application Deadline: August 27th, 2023 (KST).

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 world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them.

World Water Challenge 2023 hold as one of the signature programs of KIWW 2023. This 9th edition of World Water Challenge is expected to serve its role as an important platform to share not only innovative scientific/technological method but also policy towards solving the defined water challenges around the world and to forge a broad network among the experts and stakeholders in water sector as well as the diverse field of solution providers.


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


WWCH 2023 Final Round will be held during the KIWW 2023. More detailed information will be announced to the final contestants.
Winners will have the chance to be invited to the WWCH showcase during the KIWW 2024 and/or the 10th World Water Forum to share their solutions with the experts from all around the world.

※The title of the awards and the amount of prize money are subject to change.
※If there is not qualified solutions for the “THE BEST” prize based on the decision of the evaluation committee, there may not be the winner of the year and/or type of award and prize money may change.


The solution providers are kindly requested to submit their proposals through the web-based submission system (on the KIWW website).
Solution submission can only be proceeded after online registration for the KIWW website.

The deadline for Solution Submission is August 27th, 2023 (KST).
Please make sure that all solutions must be filled out in English, using the provided Solution submission template. A graphical abstract visually summarizing your solution (e.g., schematic diagram, picture, animation, etc.) should be submitted as a separate file.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Water Challenge 2023 international contest


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