Kovács Károly

Kovács Károly

Let's value our waters!

My fields of expertise include a wild range of technical, economical and managerial issues of water utility management and development, design and implementation, wastewater treatment and rainwater management. I have extensive knowledge of public utility asset management and Dynamic Cost Comparison (DCC) Life-Cycle Costing (LCC), company management and development, organization of holding structures and cluster activities in the water industry.

My business development activities include start up of operation of water and environment related international companies with subsidiaries in several neighboring countries, I am co-founder and leader of water and environmental infrastructure related civil and cluster organizations. I have been president of European Water Association (EWA) for two years, now I am playing an active role as past-president.

Fields of expertise:

· Efficiency improvement of water utilities

· Design and implementation of water, wastewater infrastructure

· Management and organizational audits

· Methodological development

· Training program development

· Water and wastewater regulatory issues

· EU tendering procedures

· Benchmarking

· Feasibility studies and implementation

· Sludge management

· Rainwater management

I am also a lecturer and a presenter in demand. I teach public utility asset evaluation and Dynamic Cost Comparison at Szent István University, Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Budapest, College of József Eötvös, Water Supply and Environmental Engineering, Baja, and also at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

I wrote several publications in Hungarian and international professional titles and presentations at various conventions (Hungarian Academy of Science, EWA, IWA, Hungarian Water Utility Association, ASEM) and international conferences (Germany, Austria, Russia, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Slovakia, Albania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, China, Vietnam), with main theme of development and management of public water utilities.