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Budapest Water Summit

8-11 October 2013 | Budapest, Hungary

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Highlights for Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Budapest Water SummitThe Budapest Water Summit opened on Tuesday, 8 October 2013, in Budapest, Hungary. Participants engaged in the opening ceremony setting the stage for the four-day conference. The meeting is taking place in the context of the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation 2013, the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) “The Future We Want,” and the ongoing post-2015 development agenda process to negotiate sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The Budapest Water Summit will include a Summit Plenary, Science Forum, Civil Society Forum, Youth Forum, and a Business Leaders Forum. In addition a Water and Sanitation Expo, a Philanthropy Roundtable and side events will also take place. The Budapest Water Summit will address a variety of issues in sessions and high-level panels, including: striving for universal access to water and sanitation; addressing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues; implementing integrated water resources management (IWRM) for the 21st century; serving a growing population with water in a changing climate; addressing the water-energy-food nexus; implementing good water governance; governing water wisely with smart SDGs; enabling a green economy for blue water; investing and financing to address the global water and sanitation crisis and related SDG; and leveraging finance. The outcome of the Budapest Water Summit will be the Budapest Statement.
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Liberty Bridge, Budapest
Opening Ceremony
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other guests during the opening ceremony
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The Shadow dance Company "Attraction" performed during the opening ceremony
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President János Áder, Hungary
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L-R Sándor Fazekas, Minister of Rural Development, Hungary, Sok An Prime Minister, Cambodia
Irina Bokova, Director General UNESCO
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Jordan
HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia
Benedito Braga, President, World Water Council
Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization
Kandeh Yumkella , Speical Representaive of the Secretary General and CEO Sustainable Energy for All Initiative
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Invited Guests during the opening ceremony
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other guests seated before the opening ceremony
President János Áder, Hungary
Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, Environment and Climate Action, European Investment Bank (EIB)
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Funding for coverage of this Summit has been provided by the
State Secretariat for Environment Affairs, Ministry of Rural Development of Hungary
State Secretariat for Environment Affairs, Ministry of Rural Development of Hungary

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Summit resources

*Summit website

*Summit plenary programme

*Summit documents

*Draft programme schedule of the Science Forum

*Draft programme schedule of the Civil Society Forum

*Draft programme schedule of the Youth Forum

*Draft programme of the Business Leaders Forum

*Draft programme schedule of the Philanthropy Roundtable

*Side events provisional timetable

*Global water agenda


General resources

*UN Water website

*2013 - UN International Year of Water Cooperation

*World Water Council website


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Twelfth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change, 5 November 2012, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the High-Level Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 21-22 March 2013, The Hague, Netherlands

*IISD RS coverage of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water: Water Resources Management and Wastewater Management and Water Quality, 27-28 February 2013, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*IISD RS coverage of the 5th World Water Forum, 16-22 March 2009, Istanbul, Turkey

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*Water-L - A news and announcement list on water policy issues

*Water Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Addressing Sustainable Water and Sanitation

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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