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Budapest Water Summit

8-11 October 2013 | Budapest, Hungary

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Highlights for Friday, 11 October 2013
The Budapest Water Summit concluded on Friday, 11 October. In the morning the Budapest Water Summit continued in plenary with panels addressing investment in and financing of a water related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), and whether money matters. The Science Forum convened for their closing sessions on financing water and sanitation SDGs and the role of the economy. The Civil Society Forum also addressing financing water and sanitation SDGs, as did the Youth Forum, which also adopted the Youth Statement and commitment to next steps. The Business Leaders Forum heard company presentations. Side events and the Water and Sanitation Expo also took place throughout the morning and lunch.

In the afternoon, plenary convened to discuss the Budapest Water Summit outcome document, "The Budapest Water Summit Statement: A Sustainable World is a Water Secure World." Plenary adopted the statement, which inter alia, calls for development of a dedicated and comprehensive SDG on water, a "Water-Secure World." A closing ceremony then took place and the Summit adjourned at 5:17pm.

Participants chat during the lunch break
Janos Martonyi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hungary, listens to remarks during the closing ceremony
A participant takes a photo during the closing ceremony

Investment in the financing of a Water Related SDG
L-R: Lakshmi Venkatachalam, Vice-President, Asian Development Bank; and Nurlan Kapparov, Minister of Environment Protection, Kazakhstan
William Rex, Sector Manager, World Bank
Nurlan Kapparov

High-level Panel Discussion: Does Money Matter?
L-R:Margaret Batty, Director of Policy and Campaigns, WaterAid; and Edward Breslin, CEO, Water for People
Michel Rentenaar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Chair, African Ministerial Conference on Water, and Minister of Water Resources, Nigeria
L-R: Richard Seeber, Member of the European Parliament, Austria; and Herbert Oberhänsli, Vice President, Nestlé S.A., Switzerland

Adoption of the Budapest Statement
Torgny Holmgren, Director, Stockholm International Water Institute
Uta Rozemarijn ter Horst, Founder, Water Youth Movement
Márta Szigeti Bonifert, Executive Director, Regional Environment Centre
András Szöllözi-Nagy, Rector, UNESCO-IHE

Closing Ceremony

Gábor Baranyai, Chair of the Budapest Water Summit Organizing Committee

Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director UNEP
Tori Doi, Parlimentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
Paul Lemos, Minister of State for Environment, Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, Portugal
Jung-moo Lee, Chair, National Committe for 7th World Water Forum, President, Korea Water Forum

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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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Related Links
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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