Budapest Water Summit

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest Water Summit is dedicated to “The Role of Water and Sanitation in the Global Sustainable Development Agenda”. It aims to formulate a recommendation for the UN General Assembly for setting the post-2015 development agenda in order to support one overarching Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation that can correspond and respond to multidimensional challenges. The Summit, held from 8 to 11 October, is a milestone event of the 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation, led by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water.

UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, will take part in the opening session of the Budapest Water SummitUNESCO-IHE will be present with a booth at the Water and Sanitation Expo, jointly with UNESCO-IHP.  Andras Szollosi-NagyUNESCO-IHE Rector and chair of the International Programme Committee, will be present throughout the summit, as well as various UNESCO-IHE staff members and students.

UNESCO-IHE's delegation consists of:

  • Andras Szollosi-Nagy, Rector
  • Stefan Uhlenbrook, Vice Rector Academic and Student Affairs
  • Uta Wehn de Montalvo, Senior Lecturer / Researcher in Capacity Development and Innovation
  • Ken Irvine, Professor of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Law and Policy in Water Resources and Environment
  • Stefan Siepman, Communications Officer

They are joined by six MSc students: 

  • Maria Clemens,
  • Prabin Rokaya, 
  • Tatiana dos Silva, 
  • Gonzalo Duro, 
  • Akewak Yadeta Gobosho, 
  • Natalija Milicevic.

 

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