Hungarian Water Partnership contributed to find the answer for how can we find the effective and innovative solutions on crucial aspects related to urbanization and its impact on sustainable water development?
The Eurasian Water Conference – 3rd ASEM Seminar on urban water management was held under the patronage of HE János Áder, president of Hungary and was organized by the Hungarian Water Partnership and ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center (ASEMWater) in Budapest, Hungary.
With rapid urbanization, issues like balancing supply and demand of water resources, public health, safe drinking water and water sanitation, combating pollution, water-related natural disasters under extreme climatic conditions, wearing out of water-related equipment become a challenge to sustainable urban development. Green, low-carbon and sustainable new urbanization that promotes harmony between human beings and water require more attention and study.
The aim of the Conference, the continuation of ASEMWater’s event series on sustainable water management, is to establish an international multi-stakeholder forum and network on sustainable water management from a European and Asian perspective, providing opportunities to discuss the challenges and best practices, exchange experiences, and seek solutions. The Conference fosters dialogues among the governments, private sector, academia, and the civil society from Europe and Asia in the field of integrated and sustainable water management.
Focusing on the five main topics, namely water security in the context of climate change, infrastructure development – professional decision-making, optimal solutions, integrated urban water management, good practices in the preparation of infrastructure development projects and experience on integrated urban water management – smart cities, innovation, toward water-smart society, 27 experts from 15 countries made excellent academic reports.
Leaning on the most important challenges in the field of sustainable water management, participants had been thinking together and had been inspired by to discuss Asian and European water challenges, change experience, share knowledge in order to save our water-future.