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Meeting of the International Programme and Drafting Committee was held in Balatonfüred

Meeting of the International Programme and Drafting Committee (IPDC) of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 was held in Balatonfüred

The Committee, consisting of 9 world-renowned experts of the water sector, is responsible for preparing the programme and the closing document of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 (BWS 2019). Chaired by Professor András Szöllősi-Nagy, the Committe drafted the first version of the Budapest Appeal at the three-day meeting, held between 13-16 June 2019. The Summit is organized for the third time by the Hungarian Government and is under the patronage of President of the Republic of Hungary, H.E. Mr János Áder.

This year's BWS 2019 draws attention to the urgency of tackling the challenges of the emerging water crises, also reflected in the motto of the event: "Preventing the Water Crises". Therefore, the Appeal aims to set out concrete recommendations for governments and citizens of the world to prevent and manage water crises caused by abundant, scarce and polluted waters.

Summary of the Budapest Water Summit 2019

Following the success of the conferences held in 2013 and 2016, the Budapest Water Summit was organised by the Government of Hungary for the third time on 15-17 October 2019 with the motto „Preventing Water Crises”. The Summit was opened by H.E. Mr János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary was responsible for the full preparation and conduct of the Summit and all related events.

Papal message to the participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2019

Budapest Water Summit 2019 – Closing remarks

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Is Our Institutional Architecture Capable of Supporting Transformation?

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Transboundary Water Affairs – How to Move from Risks to Opportunities?

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Implementation – Do We Have the Right Systems at Place?

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BWS Bulletin - Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 - The Third day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the third day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.

Science Against Water Crises: Do We Know Enough?

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Technology to Avoid Water Crises – What Is Missing?

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What Is Needed for Doubling Investments?

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