3rd ASEM Seminar on Urban water management

Urban solutions for global challenges

13-14 September 2018 Budapest

Danubius Hotel Helia****

62-64. Kárpát utca, 1133 Budapest, Hungary

Asem Water Budapest 2018

The ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center (ASEM Water) aims to provide a platform for all ASEM members with interests in water resources to strengthen exchange and cooperation. Besides R&D activities and academic consultations ASEM Water is active in organising professional and technical meetings, workshops, conferences, seminars focusing on the most challenging water related questions, achievements and tasks. President of Hungarian Water Cluster is playing leading role in ASEM Water as vice president of the Academic and Development Committee.

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08:00-20:00                          Arrival of Delegates and Registration

19:30-22:00                          Welcome Gala Dinner (upon invitation)

08:00-09:00                          Registration

09:00-09:50                          Opening Ceremony

  • Mr István Joó, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
  • Representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Science and Technology, China – TBC
  • Ms Li Weiwei, Chairman of Hunan Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
  • Mr Sun Xiangyang, Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
  • Mr José Saldanha Matos, President of European Water Association
  • Mr Károly Kovács, President of Hungarian Water Cluster, Vice chairman of Academic and Development Committee of ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center

09:50-10:00                           Photo Session

10:00-10:15                           Coffee Break

10:15-11:30                          PLENARY SESSION I. : Water security in the context of climate change

Chairman: Marta Moren Abat, policy officer, European Commission Directorate-General for Environment International, Regional and Bilateral Relations, ENV E1 Unit

11:30-12:00                           Panel discussion

12:00-14:00                           Lunch break

14:00-15:15                          PLENARY SESSION II. : Infrastructure development – professional decision-making, optimal solutions
                                              Cost-effective, optimal and sustainable water developments, balancing technical, economic, legal and environmental aspects of projects

Chairman: Mr Károly Kovács, Former President of European Water Association and Vice Chairman of Academic and Development Committee of ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center

15:15-15:45                           Panel discussion

15:45-16:00                           Coffee Break

16:00-17:15                          PLENARY SESSION III. : Integrated urban water management

Chairman: Mr José Saldanha Matos, President of European Water Association

17:15-17:45                           Panel discussion

09:00-09:50                           PLENARY SESSION IV. : Good practices in the preparation of infrastructure development projects

Chairman: Dr. Joao Paulo Lobo-Ferreira, Coordinator of Research Partnerships Support Office, National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, Portugal

09:50-10:20                           Panel discussion

10:20-10:35                           Coffee break

10:35-11:25                          PLENARY SESSION V. : Experience in integrated urban water management – smart cities, innovation, toward water-smart society

Chairman: Dr. Markus Starkl, Senior Scientist of BOKU University Vienna, Austria

11:25-11:55                           Panel discussion

 11:55-12:10                          CLOSING PLENARY SESSION: Review of the Seminar

Summarized by a representative from Hungarian Water Cluster or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary (TBC)
Address by a representative from European Water Association (TBC)
Address by Mr Peng Qinghui, Deputy Director of the Secretariat of ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center Summary & Remarks by Moderators

12:40-13:40                           Lunch break

14:00-16:00                           Field Trip

Route 1.                                   WWTp visit in Csepel

Route 2.                                   Reservoir visit Kőbánya

Route 3.                                   University session at Budapest University of Technology



The venue

The Eurasian Water Conference will be held in Danubius Hotel Helia ****
62-64. Kárpát utca, 1133 Budapest, Hungary

Business Call

By taking the opportunity of our Business Packages of the event your Eurasian partnerships on water can be broadened, new professional co-operation will be available and active international business opportunities can be built up, do not miss the opportunity and be part of this unique water event!


We are very glad that you are interested in the Eurasian Water Conference 2018 (13-14 September 2018) to be organized under the patronage of H.E. János Áder, presient of Hungary and by the Hungarian Water Cluster and ASEM Water.


Please note that registration is accepted until 27st August 2018. Participation is free of charge and meals will be provided during the event; however, please be advised that travel and accommodation costs are to be covered by the participants.

We look forward to welcoming You in Budapest!



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