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7 Nov 2019 BUDAPEST, Hungary
At October's Budapest Water Summit, the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace (GHLPWP) gathered two years after the publication of its milestone report "A Matter of Survival"formally launched in Geneva and presented in New York at the UN General Assembly in September 2017. The event was facilitated by the Geneva Water Hub acting as the Secretariat of the Panel...
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...
21 Oct 2019 BUDAPEST, Hungary
At October's Budapest Water Summit, the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace (GHLPWP) gathered two years after the publication of its milestone report "A Matter of Survival" formally launched in Geneva and presented in New York at the UN General Assembly in September 2017. The event was facilitated by the Geneva Water Hub acting as the Secretariat of the Panel...
16 Oct 2019 BUDAPEST, Hungary
Several hundred politicians, bankers, businessmen, investors and scientists gathered in Budapest, Hungary, this week to discuss challenges of emerging water crises – issues concerning abundant, scarce and polluted waters – and their social, economic, environmental and political consequences.The 2019 Budapest Water Summit, the city’s third, convened 15-17 October under the auspices of Hungary’s President Janos Adler, with the theme “Preventing Water Crises”, took place halfway between the 2018 Brasilia and the 2021 Dakar World Water Fora and aimed to build on and contribute further to work conducted by the United Nations, the European Union, the World Water Council, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Bank Group and other organizations...
10 Jul 2019 MONTREAL, Canada
The International Secretariat for Water, in partnership with the Geneva Water Hub and the World Youth Parliament for Water, has released a call for submissions for the Youth for Water and Peace Platform.The Platform, which is a part of the Blue Peace movement, is asking young water leaders between the ages of 18 and 35, to share visions for Water and Peace and to pay tribute to the shared flowing waters that bring peace...
3 Nov 2016 BUDAPEST
Forty-two percent of Hungarians show only moderate interest in sustainable development, while their related social sensitivity was found to be low as well, the Hungarian office of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has revealed, detailing the findings of its latest survey carried out in September.
12 Aug 2016 BUDAPEST
Hungary has sent multiple types of aid to Macedonia to assist relief efforts in that country as it struggles to clean up after heavy floods unleashed by a severe storm last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed.
12 May 2016 BUDAPEST
Hungarian President János Áder addressed the country’s Parliament on Tuesday and asked lawmakers to approve the Paris climate agreement in order to allow its soonest possible ratification and implementation.
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.
4 Mar 2016 BUDAPEST
According to experts, the Hungarian garlic production fell by between 15-20 percent less in 2015 due to the impact of drought, given that the plant is mostly grown around the Mako area without irrigation. There has also been a reduction in the production over a longer period.
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...