Budapest Water Summit 2016

Event Date

The Budapest Water Summit 2016 is organised by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council, under the patronage of János Áder, President of Hungary.  The mission of the Summit aims that instead of conflicts and global risks water shall be the 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 lay down their proposed solutions for the relevant international bodies by adopting the „Budapest Statement 2016”.

The Budapest Water Summit 2016 – including parallel events (thematic forums and expo) – will be held between 28 and 30 November 2016 in Budapest, at Millenáris Park.

A high-level stock-taking event

The Budapest Water Summit 2016 will be the first global conference that can summarize the results achieved since the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted and, in addition, can  contribute to setting out tasks for the following 15 years.

The Budapest Water Summit 2016 will take place half way between two significant global events: the 2015 Daegu and the 2018 Brasilia World Water fora and will serve as an important milestone preparing the 2018 global water event as well as a follow- up the event in 2015.

The Hidden Resource

Director Neno Kukuric has been invited as keynote speaker during the Summit. He will give a talk on "Groundwater: Making the invisible visible" during session 3: "Groundwater - How can we manage the commons under uncertainty?".