International Danube Day: 29th of June

The countries of the Danube river basin have been celebrating Danube Day on 29th June since 2004, the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Danube River Protection Convention. The international day aims to focus attention on the wonderful river that we use daily, and to create a sort of Danube solidarity in order to preserve the river’s valuable qualities.

A water purification filter: the Drinkable Book

Each year, 3.4 million people die from diseases contracted through polluted water. The Water is Life organisation has partnered with scientists and engineers to put a stop to that.

PET Pirates on Hungary’s second largest river, the Tisza

“Our aim is to call attention to the pollution of the Tisza and the importance of protecting our living waters. Along with the oceans, there are floating islands of waste in the water of our lovely Blond, the River Tisza, too. Whatever is discharged into the stream at the source will reach our flood plains, our drinking water, the oceans of the world and from there... perhaps even our dinner plates.” – say the organisers of the PET Cup on their website.

Raging floods in China

At least 4 people have died in Hunan Province in the south of China, and another 4 people are unaccounted for due to the heavy rains and flooding that lasted for two days. Almost 145 thousand people had to be evacuated.

After thirty years, UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme has again a Hungarian chairman.

 


András Szöllősi-Nagy, co-chairman of the International Programme Committee of the Budapest Water Summit 2016, professor at the National University of Public Service (NUPS) has been elected chairman at the 22nd session of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP).

Water Connects – Important messages in the logo and the slogan of the Budapest Water Summit 2016

The Budapest Water Summit 2016 is going to be an unprecedented, highly important event as regards its objectives as well as the decision-makers involved. Therefore the logo and the slogan of the Budapest Water Summit 2016, which has almost reached global brand status, carry important messages for the world.

Hurt not the earth, neither the sea nor the trees

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Archbishop of Constantinople began his message for World Oceans Day with a quote from the Book of Revelations (Rev. 7:3).

Year after year, increasingly severe floods hit Europe

River floods caused by the heavy rains since the end of May have claimed lives in Germany, France and Romania, too.

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