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The economic policy concept assisting sustainable water management and the execution of river basin management plansResearch paper

While the economic policy concept of the second river basin management plan (RBMP2) for 2015-2021 complies with the requirements of the WFD and the so called ex ante conditions, it also portrays the economic policy instruments that have been designed to ...

Case Study - Kiskun-Viz, HungaryThe Water Global PracticeResearch paper

The Water Global Practice, under the WSS GSG Utility Turnaround thematic area, has implemented the Global Study on WSS Utility Aggregation to provide evidence-based guidance to policy makers and practitioners regarding when, why, and how water and ...

Case Study - Alföldvíz, HungaryThe Water Global PracticeResearch paper

The Water Global Practice, under the WSS GSG Utility Turnaround thematic area, has implemented the Global Study on WSS Utility Aggregation to provide evidence-based guidance to policy makers and practitioners regarding when, why, and how water and ...

Water demand management in the MENA regionAnalysis

Our water economics team at REKK contributed to the WATERSUM project (http://watersum.rec.org/) with consultancy and capacity building activities within the field of water demand management (WDM) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

A simple compensation mechanism for flood protection services on farmlandLand Use PolicyResearch paper

Reservoirs for the transient storage of water in order to lower river flood peaks would usually be built on farmland and used in case of a serious flood event. Farmers’ willingness to have their lands included in a reservoir critically depends on the ...

Regulatory obstacles of the use of subsurface water resourcesResearch paper

The better use of thermal reserves raises the question of the regulation of scarce natural resources. First, the heat current of subterranean water bodies is limited, second, the amount of water is scarce. The water may be used to transfer heat (energy) ...

Economic expertise for the supervison cycle of the National Water Basin Management PlanAnalysis

The REKK.AQUA team contributed to the initial ex-ante economic analysis of the National River Basin Management Plan. We prepared economic policy instrument design proposals that were incorporated into the 8.4.3 chapter of the NRBMP (Cross sectoral ...

The effect of the opening of the Tiszaroff flood storage reservoir on downstream flood riskDevelopment of a Monte Carlo simulation based decision support systemAnalysis

A decision support system was developed for the Middle Tisza Region Water Directorate (Kötivizig).The flood-storage reservoir at Tiszaroff can provide significant help to avoid a potential flood catastrophe. Although the opening of the flood gates ...

The emerging role of economic analysis in decision support for the operation of offline flood storage reservoirsAn example based on the case ofthe Tiszaroff reservoirResearch paper

The construction of a series of flood peak reservoirs along the River Tisza was the result of a change in flood defense strategy triggered by the experiences of the Millennium floods and a Hungarian national budget constraint. The Tiszaroff flood ...

Integration of Natural Water Retention Measures in River basin management (2013-2014)Pilot Project - Atmospheric Precipitation - Protection and efficient use of Fresh Water:Analysis

There is an increasing policy interest in the so-called Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) for improving the water status on hydromorphology and diffuse pollution. To respond to this interest, DG ENV launched a dedicated study entitled Pilot Project ...