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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.

Estimation of ecosystem service potential, based on natural indicators of a watershed's water cycleSynthesisUploaded: 1 of March, 2012

This Hungarian language paper aims to highlight the connection between a landscape unit and its basic water circulation processes. An ecosystem service assessment should start at the definition of the difference between an area's actual and potential ...

Energy efficiency analysis of water and wastewater utilities based on the IBNET databaseUploaded: 1 of July, 2010

Electricity expenditures make up a large part of the operating costs of the water and wastewater sector. In our analysis we examine the energy efficiency of water and wastewater utilities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and in the Commonwealth of ...

Participation in the preparation of the National River Basin Management Plant (WFD 2010)Uploaded: 1 of June, 2010

In the preparation phase of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Hungary Aqua. REKK contributed to the work of the Economics Task Group that developed the national WBMP. In a multidisciplinary team of experts our role was the development ...

Danube - waterway development CBAAnalysis of Danube waterway development scneraios from the perspective of the inland navigationUploaded: 1 of June, 2010

How to step forward? By 2006, the Hungarian-Slovak intergovernmental negotiations, aimed at implementing the 1997ruling of the International Court of Justice on the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project, appeared toreach a stalemate. As a last resort, on 5 October ...

REC Priority Environmental Investment Project in CEEUploaded: 1 of September, 2009

Within this project we assessed the financial and operational reform options of water and wastewater utilities in the Western Balkan (Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania). In collaboration with the experts of REC a manual ...

The Benchmarking Club of the Hungarian Waterworks AssociationOur role in starting and supporting the clubUploaded: 1 of April, 2009

The Benchmarking Club of the Hungarian Water Utility Association was founded in 2007. Its main goals include comparative analysis of the performance of member utilities, statistical analysis of operating data, and sharing of best practices. We provided ...

International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET) elemzés 2009Uploaded: 1 of March, 2009

At the end of the 1990’s, the World Banks has started a large-scale, international performance benchmarking programme for water and sewage utilities. Within the framework of the International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities ...

Development of the ASTEC model for the UNDP/GEF Danube Regional ProgramUploaded: 2 of January, 2008

The management of the UNDP/GEF funded research project on municipal water and wastewater tariffs and effluent charges in seven countries of the Danube River Basin belongs to the professional experience of our colleagues at their previous job (MAKK). They ...

Previous work of the water economics unitUploaded: 1 of January, 2007

We founded the water economics unit in 2007, that based on our collegues previous work on the field. Below you find the most important of our previous work: The management of the UNDP/GEF funded research project on municipal water and wastewater tariffs ...