2013 Budapest Water Summit (Oct. 8 – 11, 2013)

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Organised by: Government of Hungary in collaboration with the World Water Council and UNESCO

Theme: The Role of Water and Sanitation in the Global Sustainable Development Agenda

The objective of this high-level summit is to take stock of the various developments, in and outside the UN system, in preparing water-related goals for the post Rio+20 development agenda. The expected outcome is one overarching SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on water and sanitation that corresponds and responds to multidimensional challenges.

Topics:

  • Striving for universal access to water and sanitation
  • Integrated water resources management for the 21st century
  • Good water governance
  • Green economy for blue water
  • Investment in and financing of the implementation of a water and sanitation SDG

Programme

  • Plenary
  • Sessions
    • Striving for universal access to water and sanitation
    • High-level panel discussion: How to WASH?
    • Integrated water resources management for the 21st century
    • High-level panel discussion:  How to serve a growing population with water in a changing climate?
    • High-Level Water/Energy/Food Nexus Evening Panel
    • Good water governance
    • High-level panel discussion: How to govern water wisely with SMART SDGs?
    • Green economy for blue water
    • High-level panel discussion: What is this green stuff?
    • Investment in and financing of the implementation of a water and sanitation SDG
    • High-level panel discussion: Does money matter?
    • Joint plenary session (afternoon): reporting the outcomes of the five Summit sessions and the stakeholder Forums and Meetings, synthesis, conclusions and recommendations for the water SDGs
  • Closing ceremony
  • Parallel stakeholder meetings
    • Science Forum
    • Youth Forum
    • Civil Society Forum
    • Business Leaders Forum and Expo
    • Philanthropy Roundtable

(Source: International Water and Sanitation Centre)

Direct Link: http://www.budapestwatersummit.hu/

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