The water crisis is here

The global water crisis has begun and its indirect consequences can already be felt in Hungary, the Director of Environmental Sustainability at the Office of the. President of the Republic of Hungary told Hungarian public news channel M1 on Saturday.

According to Csaba Korosi, we cannot take it for granted anymore that there always be water which is proper in quality and quantity. He said that the direct consequences of the crisis cannot be felt yet in Hungary, as there is enough good quality water in the country. But there are critical situations at several places of the world, because of water scarcity, floods and low-quality water.

These situations used to be local, but they have connected and have been affecting 5-15 million people, who leave their homelands – and this effect can be felt in Hungary, he said.

Janos Ader, Hungary’s president, will leave for Brasilia on Sunday to attend the 8th World Water Forum, the president’s office told MTI on Saturday. Addressing the opening session on Monday, Ader will give briefs about the achievements of the UN Panel on Water over the past two years. The president will also deliver a lecture during the session focusing on water and disasters, and take part in a roundtable on financing water management projects. During his visit, Ader is scheduled to meet Brazilian President Michel Temer and Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito.

Source: Hungary Journal/MTI
Photo: Trend FM

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