UN-HABITAT has launched its successful Global Water Operators' Partnership Alliance in Seoul, South Korea.
The launch took place late last month at the 15th meeting of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB). It was attended by more than 70 participants including representatives from academia, utilities, local governments and unions in Korea.
Participants at the Global Operator's Partnership Alliance in South Korea
The alliance presented the seminar "Korea's Potential Role in Water Operators' Partnerships" in cooperation with the International Center for Urban Water Hydroinformatics Research & Innovation (ICUH).
The seminar gave participants the chance to learn about the Alliance's activities and to discuss Korea's potential role in implementing and facilitating new Water Operators' Partnerships.
The visions and the challenges in facilitating partnerships in Korea were discussed through the presentations by Korean stakeholder and a panel discussion. The challenges identified include the institutional framework and public understanding to encourage Korean stakeholders to be more actively involved.
The Alliance will now work with its new Korean partners to facilitate partnerships involving Korean utilities and stakeholders.