The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an independent research and advisory institution belonging to the Danish Ministry of Energy, Supply and Climate. Primary activities are:
We carry out research and technology development in areas such as water resources, raw materials and energy, including renewables, oil and gas. The research also undertakes assignments related to energy, minerals, climate, water, and the environment on a contractual basis for other public authorities, research agencies, private companies, and clients outside Denmark. GEUS has a long experience in research and capacity building from several sectors and projects in almost all parts of the world.
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.
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.