Budapest Water Summit & Side Event: 28-30 November 2016
‘Water Connects’ will be hosted by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council, under the patronage of János Áder, President of Hungary in November. The mission of the summit is to position water, not as a source of conflict and global risk, but as a source of cooperation, peace and development for all the countries committed to sustainable development. To this end, participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 will put forward their proposed solutions to the relevant international bodies and adopt the “Budapest Statement 2016”. With a focus on solutions and practical approaches, the Budapest Water Summit 2016 aims to foster a new type of integrated and sustainable water management.
Side Event: ‘Bringing Solutions for a Sustainable Water Future’
Sustainable Water Future Programme, together with Water Futures and Solutions-IIASA and IWMI is hosting a side event during the summit.
When: 30th November 2016
Time: 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Where: Tisza Gallery (Building D)
The side event will introduce the Water Future Programme and key initiatives of the programme and its global partners –IWMI, IIASA, share insights into its’ development, and open up a space for discussion, comments and feedback with four presentations and a panel discussion.
Side Event Chair:
Professor András Szöllősi-Nagy, Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg and National University of Public Service, Hungary, Chair –UNESCO-IHP and Chair of the Planning Committee of Sustainable Water Future Programme
General Introduction to Event: Professor András Szöllősi-Nagy (5 minutes)
Introduction of Water Future Programme: Associate Professor Anik Bhaduri, Executive Director of Sustainable Water Future Programme (10 minutes)
Global Water System Assessment (30 minutes)
Assessing the progress of SDGs needs understanding the complex and interlinked nature of the global water system. The panel will discuss how Sustainable Water Future Programme will contribute in SDG Assessment.
Moderator: Professor Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Introduction: Professor Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (5 Minutes)
Professor Charles Vorsomarty ( City Univesity of New York)
Dr Yoshihide Wada (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
Mr Rick Lawford ( Sustainable Water Future Programme)
Professor Carlo Giupponi (University of Venice)
Dr Marianela Fader (International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (UNESCO), Koblenz).
Water Solution Labs (30 minutes)
Water Future aims to connect problem identifiers with solution identifiers, knowledge generators and knowledge implementers while focusing on integrated solutions to develop knowledge-to-concrete actions and find solutions through the co-production of knowledge involving scientists and other stakeholders. The panel will discuss how the development of the Water Solutions Lab Network and provide opportunities for discussion and feedback.
Moderator: Mr Jeremy Bird, Director General, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Introduction: Mr Jeremy Bird, Director General, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)(5 minutes)
Professor Stuart Bunn ( Griffith University and Sustainable Water Future Programme)
Dr David Wiberg (International Water Management Institute)
Dr Simon Langan (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
Dr Tom Soo (World Water Council)
Mr Richard McGloughlin (Assistant Secretary, Water Resources Dept. of Agriculture & Water Resources, Australia)
Close: Mr Jeremy Bird, Director General, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)(5 minutes)