Side Events

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.

The Budapest Water Summit Secretariat 2016 would like to thank all those individuals, governments and organisations that have taken the initiative to raise awareness to key contemporary issues concerning water. We would hereby like to encourage all participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 to attend any of the side events, bearing in mind that the Duna Room has a maximum capacity of 100 persons, whereas the Tisza Gallery is able to accommodate 80 people in total.




Download Side Events




November 28

Resource Efficiency and Best Available Environmental Practices in Industry – Convened by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Let's Talk About Water: a film and water event - Convened by Let’s Talk About Water

Challenges of Social Exclusion for Effective Water Supply Policies and the Accomplishment of SDG in Europe – Convened by the National University of Public Service and Trinity Enviro Kft.


Good Water Governance - Important Not Only for Water – Convened by the United Nations Development Programme


Strengthening efforts in addressing water-related disaster risk reduction – Convened by the Embassy of the Republic Tajikistan in Hungary


Strategies for the Protection of Drinking Water and Flood Mitigation – Convened by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management  and the Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape


November 29

Water Convention: 20 Years Anniversary – Convened by the Ministry of Interior, Hungary and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


November 30

Export products and services of the Hungarian Water Sector – Convened by the Hungarian Water Utility Association (MaVíz)


Bringing Solutions for a Sustainable Water Future - Convened by the Sustainable Future Water Programme (SWFP), Water Futures and Solutions-IIASA and IWMI


Support for Victims: Actions and Commitment to Solving Africa’s Rising Water Crisis and Mitigating Desertification – Convened by the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC)


Expert Meeting: using International Law to help us understand how to implement SDG 6.5 and 6.6 – Convened by the Global Institute for Water Environment and Health


The Future of Investment: A Focus on Water – Convened by the Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York and UBS Asset Management


EU Danube Strategy: Water Priorities – Convened by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary


Towards a World Water Quality Assessment: Providing evidence and understanding to tackle the global water quality crisis and help meet water related SDGs – Convened by Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany and UN-Water as well as the United Nations Environment Programme

DroughtAction: Building Resilience to Water Scarcity and Drought – Convened by the International Water Association and the Australian Water Partnership


Challenge funds in the water sector: considerations for the High Level Panel on Water – Convened by Results for Development