The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the first day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.
The third Budapest Water Summit (BWS) opened on Tuesday morning in Budapest, Hungary to a live water-themed dance performance by Recirquel, a Budapest-based, world-renowned modern circus company.
Hungarian President, János Áder and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, addressed participants at the inauguration session.
In the morning and afternoon, three sessions convened on: preventing water crises, the value of water versus cost of crises, and economically rational behavior in water crises. In each session, participants heard keynotes, followed by high-level panel discussions. A series of side events took place in parallel with the BWS as well.
In the evening, participants attended a reception and gala concert dedicated to the theme of water in classical and folk music at the Palace of Arts.
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The filtering of pharmaceutical derivatives from water is a problem for almost the entire world. That was part of the reason for the international interest elicited at the Budapest Water Summit by the results of a National Competitiveness and Excellence Programme (NVKP) project led by the Geographical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science’s Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, which cover the complete set of associated problems.
Coca-Cola has presented its first bottle made by recycling marine waste. At its test facility, it has so far produced 300 bottles that contain 25% plastic waste fished out the Mediterranean Sea.
Interview with Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Principal Administrator, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Interview with Professor Aaron Wolf, Director of the Program in Water Conflict Management, Oregon State University (USA).
A great many people were interested in the Budapest Water Summit – the importance of the event is attested by the fact that over 2,300 people from 118 countries had applied to attend the event, and along with the over 30 ministerial delegations, leaders of international organisations and multilateral financing institutions, as well as water industry experts have also attended.
The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the third day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.
Young people wish to live in a clean environment, that natural need is the message of the drawings, photos and posters they submitted to the competition, said President János Áder to journalists after the awards ceremony of the SDG for Kids competition at the Budapest Water Summit.
The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the second day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the BWS Bulletin
Watch the video recording of the opening ceremony.