Rethink urban development and water management through an integrated approach to reduce the risk of rising sea levels and extreme weather events
Due to increasing risk of rising sea levels and extreme weather events, which lead to flooding, investments in cities’ blue infrastructure are required. This creates an opportunity to rethink urban development and water management through an integrated approach, where a broad range of environmental, economic and social strategies is combined to achieve synergies and cost reductions. Just a few decades ago, most cities in Denmark regarded urban water as something to hide and remove in sewers. Today, water is considered an asset with enormous potential to enhance daily life for people living in cities through new blue and green urban spaces with better recreational opportunities for the local residents.
We invite you to explore solutions related to urban water in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how urban water solutions can help solve your environmental issues.
As the second most populous state in the United States, Texas has a growing demand for water. With a semi-arid climate, the state is prone to extreme droughts but still lots of distributed water is lost or never invoiced every year. These challenges can be addressed to meet current and future water needs by optimizing water management and reducing non-revenue water.
Water hazards like floods, extreme rainfall, and droughts can have detrimental impacts on local communities and their economies. Recovering from these impacts might be very difficult, especially in cities where communities live closely together and systems are interconnected. Luckily, there are many solutions that can help cities build resilience.
Good rainwater management can make cities healthier places to live, resilient towards climate change and more sustainable overall. Population growth and urbanisation, floodings as well as more frequent and longer periods of droughts all encourage an optimised use of rainwater in cities. Traditionally speaking, climate adaptation seeks to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climate […]
The project ‘Water Smart Cities’ has over the last four years researched in urban water management. The research has shown that the green transition and the environment will benefit from improved water management with increased digitisation.
Combating Marine Pollution & Protecting Waters! DESMI is a world leader in solutions for combating marine pollution in the oceans and environmental solutions around the globe. Marine & Aquatic debris, garbage and trash is one of the most widespread solvable pollution problems plaguing the world’s oceans, rivers and lakes. Successful waste management, floating garbage collection […]
How important is access to clean air in our cities? And how valuable is access to clean water and proper sanitation to city life? Both air and water are under pressure in our cities as a result of increasing urbanisation, and the human and economic consequences are immense. However, many solutions to tackle the challenges already exist – and maybe the time has never been better to speed up the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future?
The housing development Urbanplanen has a green secret: in between the large buildings, there are cherry plums, hazel and birch trees, and at the staffed playground, Bonderen (the Farm), goats graze. Remiseparken is a wonderful green pocket in Copenhagen, and the goal of BOGL’s renewal project was to transform the park into a safe and attractive destination for local residents and other Copenhageners.
The climate crisis is accelerating at an unprecedented rate but urban climate adaptation plans are failing to keep up with the pace. 75 per cent of all European cities have no climate adaptation plans as we speak. In Copenhagen, several climate change initiatives have been taken and more projects are underway.
A brand new publication from State of Green – created in cooperation with International Water Association Denmark (IWA Denmark) – takes a closer look at how rethinking urban water management can transform cities of the future. The white paper is meant to serve as a tool for inspiration for creating innovative water solutions, which contribute to smarter and more liveable cities.
To accommodate the need for public housing in Singapore, an empty lot was transformed into what is now Kampung Admiralty. The uniqueness of Kampung Admiralty stems from its design, which focuses on both social and environmental sustainability. It encourages the elderly residents to engage in an active lifestyle among younger generations, but it is also part of a greater effort to increase environmental sustainability.
Good water management can make cities healthier places to live, resilient towards climate change and more sustainable overall. Without proper sanitation, sewerage and clean water supply, there is no liveable city. This white paper features lessons learned from different Danish stakeholders within urban water management. It is meant to serve as a tool for inspiration for creating innovative water solutions, which contribute to smarter and more liveable cities.
Billund BioRefinery (BBR) is a resource recovery plant that integrates urban waste management and wastewater treatment with circular economy. We produce energy, clean water and nutrient rich natural fertilizer, all whilst effectively cleaning all the influent waste streams and protecting the environment.
Up to 10,000 households’ washing machines and toilets in the suburb Nye – near the city of Aarhus – will soon use rainwater instead of drinking water. This is estimated to cut water consumption by as much as 40 percent.
ULTRAAQUA Group is specialized in advanced pool water treatment and is known for pioneering particle filtration and disinfection technologies. The biggest problem in chlorinated swimming pool water is that chlorine reacts extremely rapidly with nitrogen compounds in the water to give rise to problematic disinfection by-products (DBP) such mono-, di-, and trichloramine. Especially, trichloramine, NCl3, has […]
ULTRAAQUA UV Product portfolio for drinking water disinfection provides chemical-free, safe drinking water without the creation of dangerous by-products. The UV units options consist of the following: ÖNORM M 5873-1 validated SSV series – stainless steel L316 closed vessels with full bioassay validation. Equipped with SWIRLFLOW™ technology, the UV reactor delivers additional power savings due […]
ULTRAAQUA UV Product Portfolio for wastewater disinfection helps to preserve the environment and human health through the downstream water supply by eliminating dangerous bacteria and viruses from any human activity. All units in SS (Stainless-steel L316) material. Equipped with the latest UV technology, ULTRAAQUA UV units deliver industry-leading disinfection and energy efficiency. The UV units […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The world population is growing and more people will have to live in cities. Therefore, the challenge of the future is not only to create sustainable cities, but also livable cities, which increase quality of life for the population. Ramboll has developed a livable city concept focusing on the important aspects, including the technical, economical and social […]
The HydroSeparator® is a patented system for treatment of storm water and Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) where local requirements for treatment are strict. With the HydroSeparator® you get: High cleaning efficiency Small carbon foot print Fully automated operation wich can be monitored and controlled via SRO Economical operation Self cleaning system to avoid accumulation of debris […]
The world population is growing and so is the need for a better environment, efficient energy services and good mobility. At the same time more people prefer to live in cities. Cities grow and new cities develop. This is a challenge, but also an opportunity to serve the population with environental friendly solutions and thermal services […]