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Preventing Water Crises - Budapest Water Summit 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.

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.

Participants

Based on the numbers of the two previous conferences, we expect more than 2000 participants, including high-level representatives of governments and international organizations, as well as delegates of the most important international financial institutions.

Objectives

The Budapest Water Summit 2019, under the motto

‘Preventing Water Crises’

aims to promote solutions that tackle the problems of the emerging water crises we have to face, building around the issues of abundant, scarce and polluted water. Moreover, the Summit will provide a platform for political decision-makers, representatives of the economic and finance sectors, as well as the members of the scientific society to discuss the challenges and find solutions on how to achieve a water-secure world.

Water Expo

During the three-day event, a Water Expo will also be held again to provide opportunity for Hungarian companies, institutions and organisations active in the water sector to present their products and services to the participants of the Summit. The Expo is intended to focus on sustainable, innovative, environment –friendly solutions in the field of drinking water production, water treatment, water supply and water resources management.

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

Watch the video recording of the closing ceremony.

Is Our Institutional Architecture Capable of Supporting Transformation?

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

Watch the video recording of the session.

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?

Watch the video recording of the session.

Technology to Avoid Water Crises – What Is Missing?

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What Is Needed for Doubling Investments?

Watch the video recording of the session.

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