Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Development of Experts in the Water Sector through the Integrated Operation of the Local Water Supply and Sanitation System

Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment (2011)

The Korean government finalized the water industry development plan (Feb. 2006) focusing on restructuring and building up the competitiveness of the water and sanitation sector and developing the water industry to transform it into one of the nation's strategic industries in the future. This policy seeks to improve the inefficient, non - competitive structure of water supply and sanitation(WSS) services currently provided by municipalities based on administrative districts in an endeavor to enhance efficiency and ultimately hone the global competitiveness of the water industry. The integrated operation of WSS system is being pushed as a part of efforts to reshuffle the water service structure, with the objective of enhancing the efficiency and competitiveness of WSS system.