World Water Summit opens in Budapest

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The World Water Summit, an international meeting of around 100 United Nations member states, opened in Budapest on Tuesday. Included among participants is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will be leaving Hungary today after lecturing at Corvinus University.

About 1,250 are in attendance at the summit, which has an official goal of aiming “to contribute to the elaboration of water-related sustainable development goals set at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012.

The summit will also provide guidance on the most pressing water issues – drinking water, sanitation, wastewater treatment, integrated water management, international water cooperation, innovative water technologies – with a view to defining the priorities of global development policy post-2015.”

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