Reducing water consumption through a combination of technical solutions and a change of mind-set
Water scarcity is a growing problem in many parts of the world. By 2030, more than half of the world’s population will live in areas subject to high water stress. Water conservation and increasing water efficiency will therefore be an increasingly important task that requires a combination of technical solutions and a change of mind-set. For Denmark, the solution has been a combination of a strong political focus on reducing leakages in water pipes, introducing compulsory use of water meters and taxes for both water use and wastewater discharge as well as carrying out save water information campaigns and encouraging the use of water saving devices. As a result, Denmark has reduced its water consumption by nearly 40 percent since 1980 and household water consumption has been reduced to just 104 litres per person per day.
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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.
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.
Krifa has chosen a solution with a living plant wall because they want something organic that can help stabilize the humidity in the indoor environment. The choice fell on Natural Greenwalls largely because the system is simple, safe and service-friendly.
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.
The UN Environment released its sixth global environment outlook during the UN Climate Summit that took place in Kenya last week. The report argues that the world has the technological, scientific and financial resources needed to secure a healthy planet, but the need for immediate action is paramount.
The sustainable development initiative P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – that will accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals has finalized the first application round for funding of partnerships.
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.
Clean water to drink is in short supply in many places around the world. With intelligent water recycling for crop irrigation, life-saving drops of the precious liquid can be saved. Scientists from Aarhus University, are contributing knowledge and solutions to the problem in the EU project SAFIR. One of the methods to save drinking water […]