Water is a scarce resource that is under increasing pressure and according to the UN, global water consumption will increase with up to 30 percent by 2030 due to growth in population and increase in wealth. To compound the problem, it is estimated that 25-50 percent of all distributed water is lost or never invoiced.
The solution to the challenge can seem straight forward – using less water. Water efficiency can be achieved with having an increased focus on physical technical solutions to detect water leakages to prevent non-revenue water, but also a change of mind-set is required among both decision makers and consumers. It is all about making every drop count.
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.
Carlsberg investment halves water usage at brewery
As a result of a DRIP pre-study between Carlsberg, DTU, Ultraaqua, Grundfos, Copenhagen University, Danish Technological Institute, and IN-Water, Carlsberg now invests in a water recycling plant that will allow Carlsberg to recycle 90% of all process water and halve water usage at its brewery in Fredericia, Denmark, while reducing energy consumption by 10%. Read more […]
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.
Reducing urban water losses
25-50% of all distributed water globally is lost or never invoiced due to illegal connections, inaccurate billing systems, inaccurate metering, leakages, deteriorating infrastructure and wrong water pressure management etc. – or in short Non-Revenue Water (NRW). This white paper examines how water utilities can improve efficiency and meet future demand for water by reducing Non-Revenue Water.
Recirculation Aquaculture Technology saves water for Fish Farm Danish Salmon
Danish Salmon is a land based fish farm making use of recirculation aquaculture technology (RAS). The system operates as a closed system under roof using an extremely low amount of new water from beach drains (saltwater) and normal drainage water (fresh water). The farm is designed to produce 2,000 tons of large salmon of 4-5 kilo per […]
Danes’ Water Consumption the Lowest Ever Recorded
Water utility companies work efficiently and create value for households and the industry. Meanwhile, Danes are getting gradually better at economising on water. These are the findings in a new report on the Danish water sector published by DANVA.
Urban water loss in Aarhus is down to only five percent
In Aarhus Vand we have focused on optimising water distribution for many years, and we have now managed to reduce our water loss to only five percent. Increasing water consumption will lead to an even greater supply gap for countries already facing water stress. In order to meet the future demand for water, a strong […]
Efficient water treatment at brewery
Water is one of the primary ingredients in beer and soft drinks. Therefore, a brewery has a large consumption of high-quality water. This is also the case for the Danish brewery in Skælskør owned and run by Harboes Bryggeri since 1883. Harboe is a company with a very strong corporate culture emphasizing responsibility, collaboration, quality and […]
Measuring, monitoring and control equipment enables sustainable salmon production
Danish Salmon is a revolutionary project, where the entire growth of the salmon takes place on land using OxyGuard measuring, monitoring and control equipment for recirculating aquaculture systems. The aim is to achieve sustainable production of salmon without damaging the environment. This is a significant advance from, and indeed improvement on, the methods in use all […]