The Budapest Water Summit 2016

28-30 November 2016 • Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest Water Summit 2013, co-hosted with the World Water Council, was instrumental in developing a dedicated goal on water which today features in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. János ÁDER, President of Hungary and Member of the High Level Panel on Water convened by the UN Secretary General and the President of the World Bank, Hungary will be hosting a high-profile conference and expo: the Budapest Water Summit 2016.

The aim of the three-day event is to promote in a very concrete manner the implementation of the sustainable development water goal and all related targets on water and sanitation, as well as to achieve progress in the implementation of the water-related aspects of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The event is planned to pursue a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach which is open to innovative and cost-efficient technologies and methods that can be turned into bankable projects as soon as possible.

The Summit is organised by the Government of Hungary in cooperation with the World Water Council. The High Level Panel on Water, along with the UN Secretary General, the President of the World Bank Group and the President of the World Water Council are invited. Invitation will be extended to all Member States of the United Nations, competent UN bodies as well as other international organisations, international development banks, civil society organisations and the private sector.

For more information, please download the first announcement document of the 2016 Summit and revisit the new website as of late April.
To access the website of the 2013 Summit, please click below.

Thank you for your interest!

Budapest Water Summit 2016 Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary budapestwatersummit@mfa.gov.hu