2021 - 2025 Hungary EU Commission LIFE project

The LIFE programme is the EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The project's goal is to contribute to climate change adaptation into urban planning by demonstrating public and private stormwater infrastructure in different districts (7.,12.,18.) of Budapest. For example construction of rain barrels/cisterns at municipally managed public buildings and residential houses, preparation and management of local grant programs.

2022 Hungary DLA Piper

Futuristic flow calculation for the acquisition of the Nick HPP. The nearest available recording and trend analysis based on hydrological data measured at the Nick Dewworks tributary hydrological site. Identification of possible regime shifts, based on which the available data series can be evaluated for future use, and the provision of hydrology data from the current data series, both expected and still predictable from the current data series.

2021 Hungary Ministry of Innovation and Technology

Leader of a Consortium to develop the research agenda and research management scheme of Lake Balaton in order to meet the demands of Climate Change adaptation of the Lake and its surroundings.

2021 Hungary Ministry of Innovation and Technology

Member of Consortium of several universities and research institutions in order to provide answers and to pin-point task to mitigate the extraordinary algae growth of 2019 at Lake Balaton.

2020 - 2021 EU EU Commission DG Environment

"Assessment of the Member States reports on the implementation of the Programmes of Measures and of the River Basin Management Plans for countries with late adoption and/or late reporting, EQS reporting" under the framework contract ENV.C1/2016/FRA/0014.

2020 - 2021 Brazil Ministry of Trade and Foreign Affairs

Pilot project on the Sustainable Water Basin Management of the Paraiba do Sul river together with CEVIAP and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. We are helping to design potential solutions by applying a tailor-made decision-support system. The implementation of the project is preceded by, among other things, river flow and erosion analysis.

2020 EU European Research Council, EU Commission, European Federation of Universities

Expert Group on Greening the MSCA; The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is the European Union’s flagship programme for the mobility and training of researchers with a strong structuring effect on institutions participating in the programme. In line with the European Commission’s commitment to tackling climate and environmental-related challenges, the MSCA Green Charter is a set of general principles and objectives that aim to ensure that the MSCA promotes sustainable research in line with the European Green Deal, the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

2018 - on going Hungary Agro-Aba Ltd.

Development and implementation of more than 1000 ha of pivot irrigation with PV renewable energy generation. The project contains 36 pivots with 1 ha of PV park and water source of open water and shallow aquafiller. The farm aims to have a maximum flexibility in irrigation as both vegetables and field crops will be planted in the future.

2018 - 2021 Hungary Budapest Development Center

Adviser on the Budapest South Gate project, QC on the Master Plan and advising on the Public Procurements on water related parts including flood risk (dike construction), green and blue infrastructure, sewers etc. The project area contains an existing hydro power plant as well. Some implementation activities have been recently started.

2018 - 2019 Uganda GGGI

Our assignment in consortium with Viziterv Export and SunSolar to create two bankable renewable powered irrigation projects in Uganda.This is a mid to large size commercial renewable-powered irrigation project development. Our mission was to find at least 10 potential project owners with high-value cash-crops within the country. Based on the Pre-feasibility 2 farms had been selected for a Business Plan and protentional investors were interviewed as well.

2018 - 2019 China

Chinese state scholarship trainee (PhD level) is studying the PhosFate software and performing model analysis to various Chinese catchments in Budapest.

2018 Brazil

We have started a cooperation with SABESP in order to improve the water-quality of the Guarapiranga reservoir.

2018 Somaliland

Steadfast Voluntary Organisation: In corporation with SSV Geneva we are establishing an erosion reduction, irrigation project in Somaliland, which has been supported with a letter by the Somaliland Ministry of Water Development Sool Region as well. Presently we are looking for financing.

2018 Azerbaijan

Visit to Karabah by the International Eurasia Press Fund. Meetings with the Minister of Environment, the CEO of AZERSU and the vice president of Azerbaijan, where we have high-lighted the water could serve as connection point for the occupied region of Moutain-Karabah.

2017 - 2019 Hungary Aquaprofit Zrt.

Master Plan of Ős-Dráva Program with PV renewable energy generation. Moreover, as an advisor during the implementation of the flood risk reduction part of the project – access spillway construction, subsoil problems. The area of 600 km2, which is drying out based on the local idea, is to pump 5 m3/s from the Dráva River. The pumped water is then channeled to historical riverbeds, while a number of controlling structures are made in order to serve the local water needs for environmental needs, flood control and agricultural purposes. The pumps are powered by a 0,5 ha PV park.

2017 - 2018 Hungary Various

Various Climate Change impact evaluations for large projects. Our team has created the Climate Change Impact Evaluation for the Liget Project in Budapest, for the M2 (metro)-H5 (suburban-train) connection in Budapest, for the Olefin factory of the oil refinery of Mol.

2017 Georgia GIWEH

Lecture on public participation and involvement in water projects especially in hydro power facilities for K-Water and for various Georgian experts in relation to the Nenskra hydro dam. Adviser on the Nenskra Hydropower Plant for K-Water and for various Georgian governmental entities. Nenskra Hydro Power Plant is a hydroelectric power station to be located on the southern slopes of the Central Caucasus mountains in Svaneti, Georgia, which is under construction. The plant has a projected capacity of 280 MW, and a projected average annual energy production of 1.2 TWh. My job was to evaluated and advise the EIA and stakeholder communication of the company.

2017 Nigeria Federal Institute of Water Resources

In cooperation with NUPS (National University of Public Service) a one-week flood modeling education was held in Kaduna Nigeria.

2017 Nepal

Rehabilitation of Kaligandaki A hydropower plant. Our aim was to showcase a novel method to reduce the energy and reservoir space loss due to siltation. Unfortunately, the project has not been realized yet due to lack of funds.

2016 China

One-week user training of PhosFate software at the Beijing Academy of Transportation.

2016 Nepal

Need Assessment and Design of Water Quality and Sediment Monitoring Network – UNDP. We have won the tender; thus no contract has been signed and as far as our information the project has not been realized.

2016 - 2018 EIP Agri

Focus Group member in Water and Agriculture. Our focus group aims to provide a farm-level solution for the water needs of the farmers. Our suggestions are channeled to the EU Commission. Our aim is based on the fact that water is an essential resource for crop and livestock production. Climate change is generating variations in temperature and rainfall, forcing farmers to rethink how to produce their crops, breed their animals or manage their farms. To counteract the negative impacts of climate change on agriculture due to water scarcity, management strategies at farm-level need to be identified. The EIP Agri Focus Group gathered experts, framers, decision makers to discuss and give advice on the issue to the European Council.


2015 - 2016 EIT Climate KIC

We have conducted and led various education activities in Hungary and Spain and in the UK as well, lectored a changes theory tool-kit for Climate KIC. Moreover in cooperation with a FAO suggestion were made on BiH flood problems with green methods.

2015 Croatia

The Feasibility Study of Zadar County Basica II irrigation project in cooperation with Hidroconsult, where special attention was given to climate-change predictions and community involvement. Irrigation reconstruction with PV renewable energy generation. A 600 ha irrigation area had received new piping and extra water storage, while diesel generators have been changed to PV.

2014 Croatia

River Krapina flood protection. Advising on non-technical measures and green infrastructures, including advice on CBA calculations on risk for Hidroconsult and for Hrvatske Voda. We worked on flood damage calculations and green solutions to reduce flood risk on the Krapina River in Croatia.

2014 Iraq Ministry of Water Resources

We have participated in the „Future Leaders” program of on Integrated Waterbasin Management, Cross-border waters (International waters), and on water quality and quantity issues with the GIWEH Swiss foundation. A week-long training for the officials of Ministry of Water Resources of Iraq on water-basin management, flood control and urban water issues.

2014 - 2015 China EDAW HOLDING

Sale and consultancy of the PhosFate river basin nutrient load and soil loss reduction optimizing software. A software was sold the Beijing Academy of Transportation and Communication where a week long training were held for PhD level local experts, where local problems were analysed. The PhoseFate software is an in-house developed watershed management software for non-well-monitored catchments.

2013 - 2014 Solomon Islands UNDP Solomon Island sub-office

Monitoring and evaluation work of the Strongem Waka lo Community fo Kaikai SWoCK project, which aims to reduce the adverse effects of Climate Change in the Solomons, which includes: food security and sea level rise. The project was contracted from UNDP. Mid-term Evaluator of the SWoCK project (Enhancing Resilience of Communities in Solomon Islands to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change in Agriculture and Food Security), which covers climate change, flood security, disaster risk management. Solomon Islands is one of the least developed countries of the world; UNDP projects are not only focusing on the subject itself, but to empower local decision makers, and experts.

2013 - Switzerland

Cooperation with Geneva-based GIWEH , whom are voting members of WWF, members of the Asian-Water Council steering committee and they are partners of the Swiss-Water Partnership.

2012 - Nigeria Government of Imo State

Creation, implementation and operation of Waste Management in Imo State, Nigeria. Presently there is hardly any organized and environmentally friendly management of waste in Imo State, Nigeria. The project aims to establish an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable waste management system all over Imo State.

Waste flux calculations are based on population estimations based on remote sensing, while waste logistics are based on GIS-based fractal modeling.

2011 - 2012 Lebanon UNDP Lebanon

Evaluation of Flood Project I in the Baalbacek-Hermal region. The drought prone region’s occasional rain events cause severe flush flooding events, while desertification, loss of top soil, overgrazing are threatening the livelihood of the locals. Measures have been implemented for water retention capacity for the region. Moreover, a water harvesting pond and efficient drip irrigation have been created in order to protect the environment while stepping towards sustainable development.

The assignment was to evaluate the project as per the World Bank requirements and provide lesson-learnt advices for the participants.

Water quantity and run-off estimations are based on various satellite imagery and available mappings and other information as weather data are transformed into a single GIS based database on which modeling is based.

2011 Hungary Regional Environmental Center for Central-Eastern Europe

I have been appointed to evaluate the present programs and prepare advice on the “Preparation of an Analysis of the Carbon emission-related Aspects of the Economy of Hungary” for the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC. The assignment included awareness of rising events on climate change for the Hungarian Regions with the aim of including climate-related planning for the upcoming 7 year financing period. The overall aim of the assignment was to find the linkages between efforts on climate change with boosting sustainable development by creating jobs and revenue and savings on energy.

Task: Risk Study, Economic Analysis, Baseline Report, Awareness Raising

2011 - 2012 Africa - Asia The World Bank – Arab League

Advisor on water, food security, urban development and gender for the First Flagship Report on Adapting to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries.

Joint strategic effort of The World Bank and The Arab League to create a strategic document of the adaptation and mitigation needs and possibilities of the Arab countries. Governments of all members of The Arab League States, and local stakeholders were included in the finalization of this strategic document. Themes included: drought, heat waves, urbanization, migration, gender, economics, biodiversity etc..

Various data sets are harmonized to common bases.

2010 Albania UNDP Albania

„Evaluation of the soil erosion measures in Albania“ financed by UNDP via GEF Climate Change projects. Our task was to evaluate the soil erosion measures, which was founded by UNDP. As no baseline date was available, natural erosion, baseline erosion and present erosion rates have to be determined. The project was a community-based action on erosion via improvements in their crop diversity, productivity and agricultural methods, via cheek dams, small scale reservoirs, efficient irrigation etc.. Also, the cost efficiency of the measures has to be determined, while our findings were presented in a lesson-learnt awareness-raising event for the participants of the project.

Water quantity and run-off estimations are based on various satellite imagery and available mappings and other information as weather data are transformed into a single GIS based database on which modeling is based.

2010 Hungary SwissAid

Evaluation of water related project ideas for SwissAid. Our job was to identify feasible projects which could receive SwissAid funding. 6 projects were evaluated and improvements were suggested on WWTPs, sewer upgrades and the field of drinking water.

2009 Hungary Hungarian Academy of Sciences

As the part of WateRisk Project, we have conducted a research on available Climate Change Scenarios for the Carpathian Basin. A comprehensive analysis was made to evaluate their methods and findings. All available models for evaluated on bases of affects on hydrology of the Carpathian Basin, which 100% effects the hydrology of Hungary.

2009 - 2012 Libya OiLibya – Libya

„Due Diligence Study Phase 1 and 2 for the OiLibya“ filling stations in Libya. 1st time ever Due Diligence Study for the oil company, which serves all over in Libya with 151 filling stations nation wide. Our job was to identify the environmental liabilities of the company and promote environmental awareness.

Web-based secure GIS database was invented from 0 information as even the number of filling stations were unknown. By now 3000 element database is in use for various environmental and health and safety purposes.

2009 Hungary Hungarian Academy of Sciences

As a part of WateRisk Project, we have conducted research on available Climate Change Scenarios for the Carpathian Basin. A comprehensive analysis was made to evaluate their methods and findings.

2008 - 2010 Hungary EU Cohesion Fund Northern and Southern Great Plain Development Agency / Aquaprofit Zrt.

The Northern and Southern Greater Plain Drinking Water Projects. All together around 500 settlements drinking water development projects were carried out from project identification to Application Form via Feasibility Study, Cost-Benefit Analysis and EIA if it was required. EU funding.

For data analysis and information penetration purposes GIS based info system was used for fast and accurate work.

2007 - 2009 Hungary EU Cohesion Fund Central Directorate for Water and Environment – Pelso 2007 Consortium Aquaprofit Zrt.

„Kis-Balaton Project“ is a Ramsaari site and a Natural Park, also part of the EU Natura 2000 areas. This is the biggest sweet water wetland in Europe. Our project was to ensure its natural beauty and broad biodiversity, and also preserve the water quality of Lake Balaton from an eutrophic state. The design cost of the project was more then 2 million EUR. Our job was to create a Environmental Impact Assessment, a Feasibility Study, Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Application Form and Tender Documentation for EU funding. Among the issues was watershed management with erosion control being examined for an optimal solution.

Probably the mostly examined area of the earth, although the information was not in an organized and comparable format. First of all, information was transferred to a common GIS database. Then information gaps were identified. During the EIA and flow model measurement tasks, various remote sensing methods were used from satellite to low level ortho-photo data collection campaigns, with in-situ verifications and calibrations. Based on the collected data, ecological, environmental, water quality and flow modeling were made in order to find the best possible solution. Moreover, a wide spread continuous monitoring network was set up in order to collect information for rapid and long term operation of the reservoir system, which is part of a Natural Park.

2007 - 2009 Hungary EU Cohesion Fund Central Directorate for Water and Environment Duna Consortium / Aquaprofit Zrt.

„Danube Project” Improvement of the flood protection of the Danube Valley in Hungary. Due to changes in the upper watershed the flood curves has been changed in the recent years. 200 km of dike and 21 structures has been renewed our newly constructed. Our job was to create the Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Study, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Tender Documentations. Among the issues watershed management, climate change and biodiversity issues were considered.

Due to the enormous amount of information GIS based info system were used.

2007 - 2009 Hungary EU Cohesion Fund Central Directorate for Water and Environment Szamos-Kraszna Consortium / Aquaprofit Zrt.

„Szamos-Kraszna Reservoir project”. The project is part of the Vásárhelyi Plan, where 12 emergency reservoirs are being designed to lower the extraordinary floods of the Tisza River, while keeping water for the dry sunny months of the drought torn region. Our job was to create a Environmental Impact Assessment, a Feasibility Study, Cost-Benefit Analysis. Among the issues watershed management with erosion control, biodiversity and climate change issues were examined for optimal solution.

2007 Hungary EU Structural Fund Central-Danubian Directorate for Water and Environment

Feasibility Study, Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Application Form for the Báta-Szekszárd Canal – irrigation - water management project EU funding.

2006 Hungary EU Structural Fund Western Danubian Directorate for Water and Environment

Feasibility Study, Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Application Form for the Lukácsháza emergency reservoir - small river flood protection project EU funding.

2006 - 2007 Hungary Holcim

Our company has prepared the surface water modelling and analysis for a cross-boarder EIA for the 63 billion HUF Holcim’s new Cement factory plant at Lábatlan with state of the art dynamic modeling methods using GIS data sets. Our model is an air to rain water to soil to erosion to surface water model for heavy metals acomplied with soil particles developed by us according to the SWAT model.

2004 - 2007 Hungary National Development Agency of Hungary

Project Manager and Team Leader of a team of 13 experts. Our team task was to evaluate the project ideas received by the National Development Office of Hungary, EU Cohesion and Structural Funds Managing Authority from the Ministries and Regional Development Offices in the area of environmental development (drinking water, wastewater, sewer, waste, renewable energy, and natural resources, climate change/drought) and erosion. The project costs varying from 25 million up to 440 million EUR, all together 81 pieces. 20% of the projects have already had a Feasibility Study, which we had evaluated. Our evaluation included a matrix consisting, among others, cost estimations, comprehension of legislation (including: EU policies, Regulations and Directives in relation to environmental infrastructure and of rules of eligibility for environmental projects financed under EU funds in relation to energy infrastructure and of rules of eligibility for energy projects financed under EU funds) scientific evaluation, management evaluation, procurement plan and time schedule for project preparation and construction. My second task was to participate in contractual negotiations as Consultants to ensure the high quality of the projects to be prepared to receive future CFS grants during the period 2007-2013 to prepare ToR for public procurement of the projects.

2002 - 2003 Hungary UNDP - GEF Municipality of Budapest / IMSYS Kft.

Environmental Assessment of the North- Budapest Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal (The World Bank UNDPGEF) The Municipality of Budapest received a grant from the World Bank GEF program to protect the Black Sea from eutrophication through the preparation of the NBWWTP (150,000 m3/d) nutrient removal project consultancy works. The other component of the project was the Gemenc floodplain project. The project contained public procurement as well, where drafting the tender documents was my responsibility.