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.
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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.
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.
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.
Image: Tækker Group The town of Nye is an urban development project focusing on sustainability and ‘liveability’, not least in the form of visionary water and climate management with more nature, biodiversity and water in the urban environment. Among the aims are to handle all rainwater from the town, protect against flooding, integrate water into the […]
The first China International Import Exhibition (CIIE) took place from 5 -10 November in Shanghai. It brought 172 countries and regions, and more than 400,000 vendors and company representatives to the Chinese trading market. Approximately 800,000 visitors attended the event.
A unique water treatment plant has seen the light of day. The innovative cleaning technology is the first large-scale attempt to solve the challenges cities face with road runoff that pollute the aquatic environment and groundwater or that has to be pumped all the way through cities to be cleaned at sewage treatment plants.
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.
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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 […]
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.
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 […]