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An integrated view on the uses, the infrastructure, the resource and the watershed.

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Infrastructure performance indicators – Methodology design and application on Hungarian infrastructure sectorsAnalysis

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 UnionAnalysis

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 KenyaAnalysis

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 ...

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 ...