President Áder: water is the most threatened resource

28.11.2016    10:29

As water is the most threatened resource today, it needs to become the central question of the political thought and action, declared H.E. Mr János Áder, President of Hungary, in his opening speech at the Budapest Water Summit 2016. He underlined: without a sufficient amount and quality of water there cannot be an adequate amount of food, industrial development, nor sustainable urbanization.

Water is also the key in our quest for peace and security, he added. The population growth and the increasing food consumption will bring along a 30 percent rise in water consumption. Furthermore, the industrial sector will need at least 50% more water by 2050. He highlighted: the participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 came together to find solutions to these common problems.