Water is a scarce but essential resource. Providing enough fresh water for a growing population and for increasing industrial production is a critical issue in many countries. At the same time, climate change is affecting global rainfall patterns and water distribution. It is projected that global water demand will outstrip supply in 2030. Consequently, it becomes even more important to protect the natural water resources.
An integrated water resource management approach aims at securing water for all sectors, conserving water in a sustainable way and protecting water resources from pollution. Efficient methods for mapping and managing the available resources are also part of the solution. The volume of groundwater on earth is approximately 100 times larger than fresh surface water and it makes sense to use this source of high quality water.
New EU rules aim to ensure better drinking water and less waste
New EU directive map out how drinking water quality and supply can improve across the EU. Denmark has helped to focus on water waste in the revised EU directive aimed at ensuring consumers healthy and clean drinking water.
Greater water security with groundwater
Climate change is affecting global rainfall patterns and water distribution. Since there is approximately 100 times more groundwater on Earth than fresh surface water, it makes sense to exploit groundwater as a source of water. The aim of this white paper is to share some of Denmark’s technologies, tools and methods for groundwater mapping and hydrogeological modelling.
An integrated management approach for water security in all sectors
The exploitation of freshwater resources, population growth and the impacts of climate change calls for water management based on sound knowledge and sustainable practices. This White Paper covers the Danish approach to Integrated Water Resource Management and addresses complex water challenges.
Assisting South Africa in meeting issues of water security
Like many other countries, South Africa faces severe challenges in terms of water and energy security. Danish companies and authorities aim to assist South Africa to catalyse their green transition and meet water challenges at African Utility Week 2019.
Danish partnership to provide clean water for refugee camps
Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water. A global game-changer in sustainable water accessibility for the world’s poorest is currently being developed by a strong P4G-partnership from Denmark.
Meeting the rising demand for water in the Danish capital
Copenhagen is one of the few capitals in which you can drink high quality water directly from the tap. As Copenhagen is growing, the city faces the very real risk of demand for water outstripping groundwater supply. The main challenge is to maintain a high drinking water quality in the future based on groundwater supply. […]
Pioneering collaboration between American top university and Danish companies on groundwater
Researchers from Stanford University in California and Danish groundwater companies have signed a collaboration agreement to develop Danish water technology solutions further and apply these in California’s new groundwater programme.
High-quality drinking water requires protection
In recent years we in Aarhus Vand have entered into voluntary agreements with landowners regarding pesticide-free cultivation of the vulnerable areas. Through investments in afforestation we contribute to the plantation of new forests. In selected areas, we successfully run information campaigns together with the local waterworks and joint councils for the purpose of reducing the […]
Utilization of water resources in Israel
In Israel the water resources are limited and several of the farmers around the Negev desert have been forced to let their fields dry out because of the lack of water resources. This has affected the local standard of living and Israel has been forced to think of alternative solutions. One solution has been water-saving […]