Budapest Water Summit Winds up with Appeal to Meet Challenges
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.10.18.
The organisers of the Budapest Water Summit have wound up the three-day international forum for decision-makers addressing the challenges of water crises with the issue of an appeal.
The Budapest Appealoutlines steps that need to be taken, such as recognising the value of water “as a precious common good in the fullest sense” and acknowledging that water security issues cannot be effectively addressed only through established water governance institutions, according to a draft of the summit’s closing document.
The Budapest Appeal also recommends ways to implement these measures, including developing trust at all levels; facilitating the free flow and exchange of information about water; encouraging a radical reorientation of financing flows by “water-proofing” investments that will benefit from, or affect, water security; and facilitating the establishment of a global observatory to monitor and preview water crises.