The third Budapest Water Summit was organized on 15-17 October by the Hungarian Government with the motto of “ Preventing water crisis”. Discussion of the potential water crisis raised the question of its costs and possible prevention, the related consequences of mass migration due to the crisis and the possibilities of increasing investments in water industries. The summit was attended by more than 2400 participants and the guests were welcomed by the messages from Pope Francis and the UN Secretary-General. Over the three-day course as part of the program, “Digital and Nature-based Sustainable Solutions Expo” (BWS 2019 Expo) was held. Among more than 30 exhibitors from the Hungarian industry presenting their innovative solutions to managing water crises, were the two following partners of the project SIMONA: National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (HU-NARIC) and General Directorate of Water Management (HU-OVF). The lead manager of the project SIMONA – Dr.Jasminka Alijagić used the opportunity of the BWS 2019 Expo to display leaflets and promote the significance of the SIMONA in cooperation with the aforementioned project partners.



Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)