21 Nov 2016

Sharing knowledge on water and technology at the prolific Budapest Water Summit 2016

Three of DHI’s experts will be speaking at the high-level event, which will be connecting global experts contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) related to water.

About Budapest Water Summit 2016
Organised by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council, the Budapest Water Summit will be the first global conference summarising the results of the UNSDGs (in particular, Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation) since they were implemented in 2015. It will also set out tasks with targets to be achieved for the next 15 years. 

The Summit’s mission: Water shall be the source of cooperation, peace and development for all nations committed to sustainable development.

A main objective of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 is to link political decision-makers closer to technology development, financing and public perceptions. © iStock / peterspiro

The Summit will connect experts and officials from the UN specialised agencies of water, sanitation and sustainable water management, and international organisations, governments as well as business and academic communities, who can contribute to the implementation of the UNSDGs related to water.

DHI speakers at the Summit

  • Dr. Torkil Jønch Clausen
    Governor World Water Council and Senior Adviser to DHI 
Dr. Torkil will participate as a panelist in a high-level panel discussion on Integrated Water Resources Management, as well as in the closing panel of the Science & Technology Forum, where panelists will discuss: ‘Turning the tide? How can scientific knowledge guide SDG policy making at different scale?’
In a recent interview with us, Dr. Torkil shared his views on global climate change and development goals. Click here to read it. 

  • Chengzi Chew
    Head of Serious Games, THE ACADEMY by DHI
Chengzi will give a talk on Aqua Republica and how it relates to SDG Goal #6 in the Civil Forum, which is jointly organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe. He will be presenting on the topic of: ‘More production with less water consumption? Implications of the Paris Agreement on the Water - Energy – Industry triangle.’

  • Jan Krejcik
    Vice President Urban Water, DHI 
During the EXPO Innovation Day (29 November), which is a side event to the Budapest Water Summit, Jan will be sharing the topic of ‘Water 4.0 – Intelligent solutions for water environments’. The Innovation Day is part of the Sustainable Water Solutions Expo, which will be focusing on sustainable, innovative, environment-friendly solutions in the field of drinking water production, water treatment and water supply.


More information
Click here to know more about Budapest Water Summit 2016, and for the full programme including sessions and timings.