Foreign Cases on Water Industry Cluster Formation Policies and Its Implication

물산업 클러스터 육성정책의 해외사례와 시사점

  • Published : 2009.12.28


World water industry market is about 400~500 billion dollar, and to be expected to most promising industry in 21 century. Israel and Singapore, in spite of water shortage nation, have global competency in water industry through active formation policy of central government and public enterprise. Israel government made various policies for development of water industry including water cluster policy, and the water public enterprise, Mekorot, executed them. There are more than 200 venture companies in water cluster, and it created 8000 jobs, accomplished export of 1billion dollar. Singapore government recognized potentials of water industry early, propelled water industry formation policy with the help of related departments of government, and Singapore public water enterprise, PUB, played key roles to carry out specific policies. Singapore established grand plan to become Global Hydrohub in 2015, drives it progressively. Korean government should behold potentials of water industry, and develop various policies to enforce water industry competency, integrate related affairs in a department, and invest to make global water cluster with the help of K-water and local government.


Water Industry;Foreign Case;K-water;Cluster


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