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Our work focuses on the economic aspects of water utilities, river basin management and flood risk with a comprehensive approach on water uses along the water cycle.

Assessing the energy saving and greenhouse gas mitigation potential on the drinking water network of the Water and Wastewater Utility of Novi SadUploaded: 23 of September, 2021

Energy saving opportunitites have been assessed on the drinking water network of the Novi Sad Water Utility Company (Vodovod i kanalizacija Novi Sad, ViKNS) and analysed to see if they are economically viable, that is, if benefits (in the form of saved ...

Flood Insurance in the areas of Skadar/Shkoder Lake-Buna/Bojana River, and Struga in Ohrid LakeUploaded: 30 of July, 2021

As member of a project consortium, we analysed the viability of flood insurance schemes in the Drin countries (North Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro), using selected Drin regions as pilot areas. Our analysis relied on economic, social, hydrological and ...

Water utility market studyUploaded: 12 of April, 2021

We made a study for the Canadian Embassy in Budapest on the business opportunities offered by the Hungarian water utility sector. In our report we reviewed the structure of the market, the current financial position of the sector, EU and domestic ...

Rainwater cost calculation modelUploaded: 3 of January, 2020

At the request of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH), REKK conducted a study on rainwater drainage. The aim of the study was to develop a calculation model to determine the costs of rainwater management within combined ...

Water utility tariff training for MEKHUploaded: 18 of June, 2019

The three day training was delivered to the water utility tariff experts of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority. The training included the theory and methods of tariff setting, international case studies, interactive exercises ...

Infrastructure performance indicators – Methodology design and application on Hungarian infrastructure sectorsUploaded: 4 of February, 2019

The proper functioning of the physical infrastructure sectors is essential to ensure sustainable economic growth and social welfare. The study aims to develop and apply a complex methodological framework to assess the performance and welfare effects of ...

Management of droughts and water scarcity within the nature and biodiversity legislation of the European UnionUploaded: 4 of September, 2018

As part of a larger cooperation with the Danube Region Strategy led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, we inspected relevant EU nature and biodiversity legislation to identify how a potential drought regulation may rely on already ...

Water credit trading in KenyaUploaded: 23 of April, 2018

As part of an international consortium, REKK has reviewed the experience on water credit markets. Our literature review has focused on the water markets of Australia, USA, Chile and Oman. We also inspected if the preconditions to efficient water markets ...

Water demand management in the MENA regionUploaded: 8 of June, 2017

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.

Economic expertise for the supervison cycle of the National Water Basin Management PlanUploaded: 14 of January, 2016

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 ...