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Overview

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Initial Stage

Korea Water Resources Development Corporation

  • K-water was founded on November 16,1967 as the Korea Water Resources Development Corporation in accordance with the national development plan of the government intended to develop heavy and chemical industries and facilitate modernization of the national industrial structure.
  • K-water made a significant contribution to the growth of the national economy and the improvement of the public welfare by implementing water resources development projects and managing these resources. During this stage, K-water conducted the Han River area survey, with the USBR, which became the basis of the following water resources projects: Completed the Soyanggang Dam Project and began the Seobingo and Gumi Industrial Complex Projects.

1966~1973

  • Oct. 03, 1966 Oct. 03, 1966 Korea Water Resources Development Corporation Act was enacted.
  • Nov. 16, 1967 Established as the Korea Water Resources Development Corporation.
  • Jun. 30, 1973 Completed the reclamation work for enlarging the Gumi Industrial Complex.
  • Oct. 15, 1973 Completed the construction of the Soyanggang Multi-purpose Dam.
  • Nov. 19, 1973 Started the construction of the Changwon Engineering Industrial Complex.
  • Dec. 24, 1973 Industrial Sites Development Act was enacted.

Take-off Stage

Industrial Sites and Water Resources Development Corporation

  • In the 70s and 80s heavy and chemical industries were emphasized for industrialization and the development of economic competence.
  • K-water, recognized as the only competitive public entity in the local civil engineering sector, was charged with the momentous task of establishing national industrial bases. Based on our accumulated experience and confidence in water resources development projects, we developed the Yeochun, Changwon, Onsan and Gumi Industrial Complex Projects and embarked on the management of the Andong Dam,Namgang Dam, Ulsan and other 6 water utility facilities as well as the construction of Banwol New Town.

1974~1987

  • Feb. 01, 1974 Reorganized as the Industrial Sites and Water Resources Development Corporation.
  • Oct. 15, 1974 Moved K-water's Head Office to Daejon.
  • Aug. 29, 1975 Started the preparation of a site for the Onsan Nonferrous Metals and Industrial Complex.
  • Oct. 28, 1976 Completed the construction of the Andong Multi-purpose Dam.
  • Dec. 02, 1980 Completed the construction of the Daecheong Multi-purpose Dam.
  • Oct. 17, 1985 Completed the construction of the Chungju Multi-purpose Dam.
  • Nov. 16, 1987 Completed the construction of the Naktonggang Estuary Barrage.
  • Dec. 04, 1987 Korea Water Resources Corporation Act was enacted.

Growth Stage

Korea Water Resources Corporation(K-water)

Entering into the 1980s, as K-water built its reputation on water resources development, water resources management, and industrial complex projects. Water consumption began to surge, heralding a drastic change in the water resources policies of Korea. To address such public needs more actively, Industrial Sites and Water Resources Development Corporation was reformed into the Korea Water Resources Corporation(K-water) and was made responsible for the management of overall water resources-related projects on July 1,1988. K-water contributed to the improvement of the quality of public life and public welfare by supplying sufficient clean water, completed industrial complex projects, and managed dams in various river areas. With water utility construction projects being implemented as the corporation's own business in Ilsan and other areas, the construction of multi-regional water supply systems emerged as a key business sector.

1988~2000

  • Jul. 01, 1988 Reorganized as the Korea Water Resources Corporation(K-water).
  • Dec. 31, 1989 Completed the construction of the Hapchon Multi-purpose Dam.
  • May. 10, 1991 Completed the construction of the Juam Multi-purpose Dam.
  • May. 13, 1992 Completed the construction of the Imha Multi-purpose Dam.
  • Nov. 17, 1993 Completed the 1st Phase of the Ansan New Town Construction Project.
  • Sep. 23, 1996 Won ISO 9001 Certificate for the first time in Korea among government-invested corporation.
  • Nov. 06, 1996 Completed the construction of Buan Multi-purpose Dam.
  • Jun. 04, 1999 Completed the construction of 5th phase Multi-Regional Water Supply System in Seoul metropolitan area.
  • Oct. 25, 2000 Completed the construction of Hoengseong Multi-purpose Dam.

2001~2010

  • Oct. 13, 2001 Completed the construction of Yongdam Multi-purpose Dam.
  • Nov. 02, 2001 Completed the construction of Milyang Muti-purpose Dam.
  • Oct. 31, 2003 Daecheong Dam(2nd phase) Multi-Regional Water Supply Project Completion.
  • Nov. 19, 2003 International Water Anlysis Center(IWAC) Completion.
  • Mar. 18, 2004 Wonju Area Multi-Regional Water Supply Project Completion.
  • Sep. 16, 2004 Namgang Area(2nd phase) Multi-Regional Water Supply Project Completion.
  • Mar. 15, 2006 Announcement of CI.
  • Jun. 08, 2006 Jangheung Dam Construction Project Completion.
  • Mar. 14, 2008 Concluded the contract of Consignment on management for Na-ju city waterworks.
  • Jun. 30, 2009 Started construction work of Gyeong-in Waterway.
  • Dec. 01, 2010 Completed the construction of Gunwi Multi-purpose Dam.

2013~Present

  • Feb. 14, 2011 Completed the construction of Gumi industrial complex(4th).
  • Oct. 26, 2011 Completed the construction of Gunnam flood control.
  • May. 25, 2012 Completed the construction work of Gyeong-in Waterway.
  • Sep. 12, 2012 Completed the construction of secondary Imha Multi-purpose Dam spillway.
  • Sep. 12, 2012 Four Rivers culture pavilion The ARC projcet Completion.
  • Oct. 26, 2012 Geumsan-Muju Area Multi-Regional Water Supply Project Completion.
  • Nov. 07, 2012 Daesan Industria Water Supply Project Completion.
  • Nov. 20, 2012 Concluded the contract of Consignment on management for Jindo-gun(county) waterworks.
  • Nov. 27, 2012 Concluded the contract of Consignment on management for Jindo-gun(county) waterworks.
  • Nov. 28, 2012 Completed the construction of Damyang flood control.
  • Dec. 12, 2012 Concluded the contract of Consignment on management for south-west Jeonnam region integrated waterworks.
  • Dec. 18, 2012 Concluded the contract of Consignment on management Jangheung-gun(county) for waterworks.
  • Oct. 15, 2013 MOU agreement with Bonghwa for the Local Waterworks Operation Efficiency Implementation Project
  • Oct. 15, 2013 MOU agreement for the Local Waterworks Integrated Operation and Management Implementation Project in the North of Gyeongbuk
  • Nov. 20, 2013 Completion of the Kimcheon Buhang Multi-Purpose Dam
  • Nov. 21, 2013 Completion of the Namgang Second Phase Metropolitan Waterworks Construction Project
  • Apr. 9, 2014 MOU agreement with Paju for the Smart Water City Pilot Implementation Project
  • Jun. 13, 2014 Completion of the Auxiliary Spillway for Daecheong Dam
  • Jul. 23, 2014 Completion of the Yeosu National Industrial Complex Project
  • Nov. 7, 2014 Completion of the Bohyeonsan Multi-Purpose Dam
  • Nov. 20, 2014 Completion of the Auxiliary Spillway for Andong Dam
  • Apr. 10, 2015 Opening of the Memorial Center for the World Water Forum
  • Apr. 12-17, 2015 Co-hosting of the 7th World Water Forum by Daegu and Gyeongbuk
  • Apr. 15, 2015 Creation of the Asia Water Council
  • Aug. 20, 2015 Beginning of the Second Phase Paju Smart Water City Pilot Implementation Project
  • Sep. 16, 2015 Securing and implementing the contract for the Nenskra Water Power Development Project in Georgia
  • Oct. 16, 2015 Completion of the Seongdeok Multi-Purpose Dam
  • Nov. 9, 2015 Completion of the Auxiliary Spillway for the Seomjingang Dam Redevelopment Project
  • Nov. 12, 2015 Completion of the Water Capacity Improvement Project for the Juam Dam
  • Feb. 25, 2016 Completion of the Water Solar Power Project for the Boryeong Dam
  • Apr. 15, 2016 Beginning of the Bulacan Waterworks Project in the Philippines
  • May 30, 2016 Hosting a ceremony for the beginning of the Third Phase Paju Smart Water City Pilot Implementation Project
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