This report assesses the key bottlenecks within the water-energy-land-food nexus in
Korea, and proposes policy recommendations and governance arrangements to future-proof
environmental integrity and enhance sustainable growth. The increasing pressure caused
by urbanisation, industrialisation, population growth and climate change in Korea
has led to more land consumption and augmented water supply, at the expense of the
environment and at a high cost for public finance. Korea has engaged with the OECD
via a national policy dialogue to explore best practices from the wider international
community to better manage the nexus at the river basin scale.