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23 Oct 2019 BUDAPEST, Hungary
Monika Weber-Fahr, Executive Secretary of Global Water Partnership (GWP), talks to David Duncan, OOSKAnews / The Water Diplomat on the sidelines of the October 2019 Budapest Water Summit in this video interview (LINK). Weber-Fahr and Duncan discuss the summit's theme "Preventing Water Crises" and GWP's recently launched strategy position paper "Mobilising for a Water Secure World", particularly water solutions relating to achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6; climate change resistant development; transboundary water cooperation...
21 Oct 2019 BUDAPEST, Hungary
The third Budapest Water Summit concluded 17 October with the presentation of an outcome document, "The Budapest Appeal".The purpose of the document is to collate views from the political and technical communities in order to raise the profile of water, especially with a view to increasing political will to address water challenges and water security...
6 May 2016 BUDAPEST
Hungarian mineral water bottler Spiller yesterday opened a bottling plant in Csákvár, northern Hungary, which was built through an investment of HUF 1.2 billion.
24 Mar 2016 BUDAPEST
Human activity is having a dramatic impact on the Earth’s climate, Hungarian President Áder János told a conference on Tuesday, World Water Day. The consequences are becoming increasingly apparent around the world, he said, noting acceleration of the water cycle, downpounds following long dry periods and flash floods.
28 Jan 2016 BUDAPEST, Hungary
A Hungarian court this week acquitted 15 employees of an aluminum smelting plant of criminal charges in relation to a 2010 toxic spill that killed 10 people, injured 150, and contaminated nearby rivers in what has is considered the country’s worst environmental disaster.The court in the western town of Veszprem ruled that executives and employees of the Hungarian Aluminum Production and Trade Company (MAL Zrt) had not been criminally negligent, since they “had no realistic and objective opportunity to discover the hazards that had formed” at the tailings reservoir at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt facility in northwestern Hungary...
25 Nov 2015 VIJAYAWADA
After a meeting this week, Lok Sabha member Kesineni Srinivas said that the globally-reputed BWW had agreed to help Vijayawada Municipal Corporation to streamline and improve drinking water supply in the city. The BWW’s support would be of great help in ensuring supply of 24x7 protected drinking water for the people in the city, he added.
2 Oct 2015 BUDAPEST
A state-owned company from Hungary, Budapest Water Work, will take advantage of Palu River for clean water development. Budapest Water Work will build an office as well as construct a water reservoir and equip it with a water piping system for water management of Palu River by 2016.
17 Sep 2015 BUDAPEST
UAE Minister of Economy, and his Hungarian counterpart discussed prospects for cooperation in the areas of innovation, renewable energy, agriculture and food industries, and water resource management in a meeting this week in Budapest.
30 Jun 2015 BUDAPEST
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending $560 million -- the first tranche of an approved loan amount of $1.1 billion -- to Hungary to co-finance priority projects receiving support from EU Cohesion Funds, European Regional Development Funds and Connecting Europe Facility within the programming period 2014-2020...
22 May 2015 BUDAPEST, Hungary
The Hungarian government has so far decided to provide compensation to seven victims of the 2010 toxic red sludge disaster.Seventeen people have applied for compensation for non-material damages due to the incident, which marks Hungary’s worst environmental disaster, the daily Magyar Nemzet reported on May 20th...
1 May 2015 BUDAPEST, Hungary
A thousand barrels of toxic waste will be quickly removed from a defunct chemical plant in Budapest due to deteriorating conditions at the site, officials said this week.The announcement comes after environmental NGO Greenpeace warned that high concentrations of toxic substances stored at the Budapest Chemical Works were seeping into the groundwater at levels as deep as 60 meters...
29 Apr 2015 BUDAPEST
Hungarian mineral water producer Szentkirályi Ásványvíz Ltd. is merging into Central European Mineral Water Holding (CEMW), under an agreement signed earlier this month by Szentkirályi and Karlovarské Minerální Vody Group (KMV), the biggest producer of mineral and spring water in the Czech Republic.