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.
Danish-German partnership in green spotlight: German minister visiting Denmark for green solutions
Denmark has the experience and technology to help lift the big promises made at the several green summits during the autumn. The determination to live up to these promises is clearly marked by the visit to Denmark by the minister of the Environment, Climate and the Energy Sector from the German state Baden-Württemberg. The visit will showcase concrete Danish green approaches and solutions.
Funding offered to partnerships focused on sustainable development
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
Refrigeration plants and flood warning to mitigate climate impacts in developing countries
Two partnerships with Danish participation are supported by P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – to find solutions to curb the consequences of climate change in Africa and Asia. The solutions are based on new technology and local cooperation in developing countries.
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.
Less talk, more action: Copenhagen to welcome broad coalition of actors for global green growth summit
In just a few days, the Danish capital will host the P4G Copenhagen Summit. The two-day event gathers a diverse group consisting of government leaders, international organisations, businesses, academia, and civil society with the aim of creating partnerships that will accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Meeting the rising demand for water in the Danish capital
The challenge 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. […]
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.
Unlocking the potential of wastewater
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than one fifth is treated. This and the threat of water scarcity underline the need for more efficient and smarter wastewater treatment across the world. This white paper provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment.
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.