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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.

Comparative Assessment of the Energy Costs Recovery in the Tariff Methodologies of the Water Sector across European CountriesUploaded: 11 of April, 2023

During 2021-2022 Europe has witnessed an unprecedented increase in the cost of energy supply, badly impacting most economic sectors, including water and sanitation utilities. WAREG, the European association of water utility regulatory authorities, has ...

Reducing flood risk through floodplain restoration along the Danube River and tributariesUploaded: 10 of January, 2022

The main objective of the Danube Floodplain Interreg project focuses on the improvment of transnational water management and flood risk prevention while maximizing benefits for biodiversity conservation.

An ecosystem service overview of the Drava floodplainEcosystem Service approach to connect river dynamics, natural flow processes and landscape management examples in the floodplain of the Drava RiverUploaded: 10 of January, 2022

Analysis was prepared for the WiseDrava program - Wise water management for the conservation of riverine and floodplain habitats along the Drava River (LIFE17NAT/HU/000577)

Cost estimation and exploration of the regional economic aspects of the use of the legally designated right bank emergency polder of the Rába RiverUploaded: 8 of November, 2021

When an exceptionally high flood takes place on the Rába sections below Sárvár, decision-makers responsible for flood protection can choose between two defense strategies. They can opt for intensive defense on the main dike sections or use the emergency ...

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 ...