The most breath-taking Hungarian nature photographs are now on display along the fences of the Castle Garden Bazaar. The theme of the exhibition – consisting of 41 pictures taken by 26 photographers – represents the efforts of the various artists in capturing the essence of water itself and was inspired by the motto of the Budapest Water Summit 2016: “Water Connects”.
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.
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.
Altogether seventeen side events will be held on the margins of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 with the aim of emphasising concrete issues pertaining to water, raising vital legal, ethical and political questions and providing innovative, resourceful solutions to 21st century water-related problems.
The events will be held in the Tisza Gallery and the Duna Room in the Millenáris Park, between the 28th of November and the 30th of November.
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.