As of 15 October – the deadline set for application - more than 50 companies and organisations have expressed their intention to exhibit at the Sustainable Water Solutions Expo of the Budapest Water Summit 2016.
Mr Csaba Haranghy, General Secretary of the Hungarian Water Cluster co-organising the Expo, announced that all exhibitor booths have been allocated, an outstanding success given that the Summit is still more than a month and a half away.
Given the widespread international interest in the Budapest Water Summit 2016 and the large number of confirmations that we have been receiving from high-level delegations, we would like to inform you that the Inauguration Session will begin half-hour earlier at 9:30am on the 28th of November.
The international competition entitled „Water Connects” was announced by the Capa Center in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Human Capacities. Photo and video submissions were invited in two categories: photo series created after the year 2000 (minimum 3, maximum 6 pictures) and video material — likewise created after 2000 — with a time limit of 90 seconds.
István Joó, the Ministerial Commissioner responsible for the organisation of the Budapest Water Summit 2016, held a briefing on Tuesday for the heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Hungary in which he introduced the program of the plenary, the thematic forums, the technical prerequisites for participation and the objectives that the three day Summit intends to realise.
The President of Hungary, H.E. Mr. János Áder, together with H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H. E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, and Dr. Han Seung-soo, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, presented the Action Plan of the High-Level Panel on Water at a press conference held on the margin of the 71st UN General Assembly on September 21.
On the 8th of September 2016, the Association of Climate-Friendly Municipalities will hold its conference in Gyenesdiás, with the title „The challenges of adaptive water management in Hungary”, which is one of the official pre-conference events of the Budapest Water Summit 2016. The conference will discuss the National Water Strategy, the methods of managing extreme situations and the possibilities of the sustainable agricultural water management.
The preliminary programme of the plenary session and the four thematic fora of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 is now available. Participants of the four thematic fora will share and discuss their viewpoints, in 27 panel discussions altogether, about one of the most important questions of the 21st century: water.
Water is not only an indispensable resource for life, it is also one of the most universal themes for the artists of all eras. This fundamental element has ruled the fate of civilizations throughout history, and our everyday lives are also inconceivable without it. It may well be impossible to list all the forms in which it is present in our lives day after day. On the occasion of Budapest Water Summit 2016, the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center wishes to offer the many aspects of water as inspiration for anyone ready to share their photographic or video creations with the general public between 1 and 30 September.