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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.

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 Organising Committee of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 held its second session

The preparatory body of the Summit has now come together for the second time in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.

Application closed! - Organising side events at the Budapest Water Summit 2019

The organisers of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 are again providing the opportunity to hold side events on the margins of the conference. Application for organising side events was closed on 5 June 2019.

The first lead-up event of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 was held in Budapest

Hungary joins the work of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) through the water sector. In the coming weeks, it shall be reviewed what projects Hungarian companies and government agencies could take part in – said Mr Levente Magyar, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, during the conference entitled „Water Connects – Enabling the Environment for Investments in the Water Sector.”

Only 0.007 percent of the planet's water resources can be easily accessed

Only 0.007 percent of the Earth's water resources are on the surface and are 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.

The Organising Committee of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 held its inaugural meeting

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.

Water Connects - Budapest Water Summit 2016

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.

Give the Future a Chance! - Budapest Water Summit 2013

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.