Turning global water challenges into opportunities for sustainable growth
Water is a scarce resource that is under increasing pressure. According to the UN, global water consumption will increase by 30 per cent by 2030 due to population growth and increased wealth.
Several challenges related to water supply, water quality and wastewater treatment could be avoided or reduced through integrated water management and an intelligent approach to the entire water cycle.
By treating water as the valuable and vital resource that it is, Denmark has been able to reduce water consumption by almost 40 per cent since 1980 and increase energy efficiency throughout the water cycle.
We invite you to explore water solutions in depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how water technologies can help solve your water challenges.
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.
While climate change greatly affects water supply around the world, ensuring a more dependable and efficient water supply can limit CO2 emissions. This World Water Day revolves around the theme of climate change and water – a theme to be further discussed at the IWA World Water Congress 2020 in October in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Kenyans living in arid or semi-arid lands can look forward to getting clean drinking water with half the usual downtime and less water wastage. The new partnership with Oxfam and Grundfos is supported by P4G – Partnerships for Green Growth and World Goals – to ensure better water supply in Kenya’s vulnerable areas.
Friday 6 of December 2019, 8 out of the 10 parties in the Danish Parliament agreed on a legally binding national Climate Act. With a legally binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 (compared to the 1990 level), it raises the Danish ambitions and encourages other countries to follow suit.
The shift from a conventional wastewater treatment plant towards a resource recovery facility has become a priority focus in Denmark. Consequently, BIOFOS is now in the transfer process towards optimising resources from waste without compromising the environment.
The climate is changing: how do we manage extreme rainfall? Not only more rain is falling due to climate change, but rain showers are often more extreme. This means that a lot more water has to be collected and disposed of in a short time. In the countryside this is not usually a problem, but it is more so in the increasingly urbanised environment.
Gottlieb Paludan Architects has designed Solrødgård Climate and Environmental Park, which is the result of an unusual symbiosis between supply plant, climate adaption and landscape park. The aim of the park is to let visitors explore energy cycles which are fundamental to daily life.
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.
This week, a group of Chinese mayors and senior officials from Hubei Province start a two-week training programme in Denmark to learn from Danish municipalities, companies, green solutions and knowledge institutions, all working with the green transition.
Streets constitute a significant share of the total surface area of Danish cities. In terms of elevation they literally form the bottom line. Schulze+Grassov are under contract with Denmark’s Realdania Foundation under the Danish Klimaspring initiative to develop new innovative climate adaptation systems. Working creatively with streets in urban environments we seek to turn a […]
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.
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.
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.
As the climate changes and the number and frequency of rainfall events increases, so does the need for intelligent rainwater management solutions. This White Paper presents insight into lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within rainwater management and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS).
Sustainable solutions are no longer a choice for most societies: they’re a must. Especially in our cities. Inside this White Paper you can find case examples of how to rethink urban development and gain greater value from investments in the city’s blue infrastructure.
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.
The global trends of urbanisation, population growth and increased welfare challenge cities all over the world. This white paper shares methods of how water utilities can improve water quality, increase resource efficiency and ensure uninterrupted service to customers.
In July 2011 Copenhagen experienced the worst rainfall ever with more than 80,000 homes flooded resulting in damages at a cost of around 1 billion €. A new tool has been developed in order to minimize damages from such events in the future. Quick solution to combat effects of climate changes With the climate changes, some […]
Danish Solar Energy Ltd. has always taken initiative in being innovative in the solar-industry. We are always looking for new partners, who we can develop new sustainable products and/or projects with. We have a lot of expertise within complete stand-alone systems and grid-connected solutions. We are also looking for distributors for our complete systems suited […]
Keen to promote growth, quality of life and sustainability, Copenhagen boosts innovative business and action across sectors through a game changing data-approach. Combining technologies in new ways, it leverages efforts to create a more resource-efficient city with citizens and businesses in key roles. Turning challenges into opportunities How to ensure city services, life quality and […]
An overflow construction, placed at Kærbyholmrende, Middelfart, functions as a test and demo site for cleaning combined sewer overflow (CSO) with a HydroSeparator. The project is a cooperation between Middelfart Wastewater and Bonnerup Consults, and is supported by the Ministry of Environment. The HydroSeparator is developed by Bonnerup Consult primarily for treatment of rainwater, but […]
In order to identify the possibilities for reducing non-revenue water in Hanoi, EnviDan has conducted a feasibility study, which points out the way forward in relation to NRW-reduction. The focus of the study has been to find the current Non Revenue Water (NRW) level and to make a cost/benefit analysis to improve the existing condition. […]
Water consumption in Denmark comes entirely from groundwater that is clean, safe and drinkable – even tap water is not chlorinated. Denmark’s water consumption has been reduced by almost 40 per cent since 1980 even though the GDP has grown by 75 per cent during the same period. Thanks to a highly efficient distribution system, bacteria and other impurities are minimised and water loss in pipelines has been reduced to less than 8 per cent. Despite the fact that agriculture and industry account for nearly two-thirds of the total water consumption in Denmark, significant reductions in these sectors’ water footprint have been made, especially within the processing industries.
Wastewater treatment of a high standard is crucial to protect people and ecosystems. However, the treatment of wastewater is often very energy-consuming. Around 2 per cent of the world’s total energy consumption is related to wastewater treatment, which leaves room for improvement. Most Danish wastewater treatment plants have assessed the potential of reducing their energy consumption and utilising the organic content to produce biogas and becoming energy neutral. A number of these have already managed to produce more energy than they consume. In Denmark, the first national wastewater plan was passed back in 1976 and today, around 900 wastewater treatment plants handle wastewater before it is released back into.
Denmark has ambitious plans for its water sector. A water vision for 2025 was created through dialogue between the Danish water sector and the Danish Government with the intention of developing Denmark’s position as a water hub for intelligent and efficient water solutions. As a country, we see great opportunity for mutual benefit in the transfer of knowledge and we aim at turning global water challenges into opportunities for sustainable growth.
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