Hydrophil

Our Company

HYDROPHIL is a consulting and engineering company with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria and a subsidiary in Nairobi, Kenya.

Since the company’s foundation in 2002, HYDROPHIL has a proven track record of successfully implemented projects in the water and environment sectors, adding value to our clients in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Covering nearly all aspects of the water sector, HYDROPHIL supports its clients during the entire project cycle from the development of policies and strategies, project design and implementation to the evaluation of specific development interventions.

The company works closely with local market leaders who are distinguished in their countries by a particularly high level of expertise.

Where we come from

2020

Served 100+ clients in more than 170 projects in 70 countries worldwide

2019

Start of the cooperation with the Asian Development Bank in a project in Uzbekistan, establishment of a branch office in Nairobi, Kenya

2018

Establishment of new business lines „irrigation and agriculture“ and „climate change adaptation“

2014

100+ internationally financed projects implemented

2012

Acquisition of a company specialized in river engineering and flood protection, start of a 6-year technical assistance assignment in Uganda with a team of long- and short-term experts embedded in the Ministry of Water and Environment

2011

Preparation of the National Water Master Plan for Albania, a project financed by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW)

2010

Start of cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the African Development Bank with projects in Georgia and Tunisia

2005

Conversion of the company into a limited company, start of activities in Asia with a World Bank-financed project in Kyrgyzstan

2003

Start of company activities in Africa and the Middle East for the Austrian Development Cooperation

2002

Foundation of HYDROPHIL as a spin-off of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences; initiated by Mr. Helmut Jung and Mr. Gerald Eder together with other research staff of the university.

2000

Preparation of a spin-off of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), which offers independent engineering and consulting services in the water sector in developing countries.

1998

Development of the first water sector policy of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). Intensification of cooperation with ADC with expert services for the procurement of goods and services – across all sectors, representation of ADC in the European Commission’s water expert group and preparation of Austrian commitment to the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Programme.

1995

Establishment of an applied research group on water sector and development cooperation at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) under the direction of Mr. Helmut Jung. Initiation of scientific cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Managing Director and owner of HYDROPHIL is Dr. Gerald Eder. His educational background is MSc in Civil Engineering and Doctorate in Water Resources Management from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna. He continues to be affiliated with his university as a lecturer.