Water management strategy starts with cooperation in Budapest

What is the biggest water management problem in your area? “FLASH FLOOOOOOD!” came the explicit answer from the word cloud created during the stakeholder meeting of Budapest FUA.

word cloud

It was not a big surprise after an extremely rainy Sunday with hail and perfect conditions for wakeboarding alongside the fancy main boulevard of Budapest . Yes, flash flood is one of the biggest and more often upcoming challenge for the city, stakeholders agreed.

After the warming up session of the online meeting Zugló Municipality presented the concept of pilot investment, the elements of the competence building training and the edutainment materials:  posters and board game, which will be disseminated free for the interested stakeholders.

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In the closing session of the event participants received information about the upcoming vision and strategy building activities of CWC. The collaboration starts with an on-line questionnaire where the main challenges, visions of the future and most wanted solutions and tools will be collected.

The discussions during the meeting and feedbacks from the participants highlighted the needs of capacity building and urgent actions in circular urban water management.