The Financial Times held a water summit in London

The Financial Times Water Summit was held on 12 October in London. Over 150 experts in business, water management and finance from all around the world attended. The event was organised in cooperation by the Financial Times, the World Water Council and the World Bank. The purpose of the forum is the let participants share the latest research results and developments associated with reducing the risks associated with water.

In her opening speech, the chair of the summit, Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent for the Financial Times, emphasised that the forum had created a suitable opportunity for the World Water Council to centre the debate on the importance of developing multi-purpose water infrastructure.

In his opening speech, President of Hungary and Chief Patron of the Budapest Water Summit János Áder emphasised that in the area of water security, at the global level we are seriously falling behind in building and modernizing water infrastructure.

Csaba Kőrösi, Director of the Environmental Sustainability Directorate, Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary also spoke at the event, noting that the difficulties arising in the water management field cannot be separated from economic, social, food security and climate change processes: it is important that we should take a holistic approach towards the issue of water and to seek holistic answers to the problems.

At the summit, the opinion was voiced that in order to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, decision-makers will have to cooperate a great deal in all segments, and achieving the water and sanitation targets should be placed above individual political interests in that process.

Source of images: the Financial Times Water Summit website

The original article in English is available at WWC website.