The first Budapest Water Summit held in 2013 clearly contributed to the adoption of a stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal on water-related challenges (Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Water and Sanitation). The event had more than 1,400 registered participants from 105 countries and was attended by the UN Secretary-General.
The first Budapest Water Summit held in 2013 clearly contributed to the adoption of a stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal on water-related challenges (Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Water and Sanitation). Thus the outcomes of the Summit – stated in its closing document, the Budapest Statement –, became an integral part of the UN sustainable development agenda. The event had more than 1,400 registered participants from 105 countries. It was attended by the UN Secretary-General, heads of UN agencies, more than 30 ministers, representatives of the world's major university centres and leading industrial companies.
The Summit covered all water-related issues in a complex and interconnected manner combining policy, scientific, financial-economic as well as governmental and non-governmental approaches and inputs. The conference also presented practical, accessible, affordable solutions to the main challenges identified.
The organisers of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 are again providing the opportunity to hold side events on the margins of the conference. Fill in the application form, and apply now!
Only 0.007 percent of the Earth's water resources are on the surface, what is easily accessible, not too polluted, and almost immediately useable - interview with Mr Csaba Kőrösi, Director of Directorate for Environmental Sustainability at the Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary.
With the participation of the relevant ministries, professional organisations and educational institutions, the Organising Committee of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 (BWS2019) held its inaugural meeting on 6 February 2019.
Building on the success of the events held in 2013 and 2016, Hungary will host the third Budapest Water Summit in 2019. Under the patronage of H.E. Mr János Áder, President of Hungary, the conference will take place on 15-17 October 2019. The conference is organised by the Government of Hungary.
The Budapest Water Summit 2016 (BWS 2016), held in Budapest on 28-30 November 2016, was one of the most important water-related events on a global scale in 2016. Over 2,200 participants from 117 countries gathered in Hungary’s capital. Focusing on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda, the Summit also adopted a plan of action for measures to be implemented in the next 15 years in order to tackle water-related challenges.