Budapest Water Summit October 2019


The  Budapest Water 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.

Water Future Programme is heavily involved in the organisation of Budapest Water Summit to be held during 15-17th October 2019. The chair of Water Future, Professor András Szöllősi-Nagy is chairing the International Programme Committee along with several members of the Water Future Planning and Scientific Steering committee members.

The outcome of the Water Future conference to be held in Bengaluru during 24th-27th September is expected to be a valuable input to this summit in Budapest. A special side event focussing on “WHAT SCIENCE CAN DO TO PREVENT THE WATER CRISES AND SHAPE SUSTAINABLE WATER FUTURE?”

will present the science action plan that will emerge from the conference in Bengaluru, India.

The side event will include a panel discussion addressing the following issues/questions

  • Stock-take of existing water assessments to prevent water crisis; what are the strengths and/or limitations of current water assessments?
  • How will water assessment, with the help of an innovative combination of digital science and technology, can help to reduce costs in infrastructure building, planning in the public and private sector?
  • How will different stakeholders, including the business sector, be engaged in the process of formulating the co-design process of such assessment?
  • How can we address the barriers for faster adoption of innovating combination of science and technology and predictive and prescriptive data science?
  • What are the key recommendations to develop the process in setting up of a common operating system in water assessment which will allow developing multiple application systems?