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.
We invite you to explore solutions related to water efficiency and conservation in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how water efficiency and conservation can help solve your environmental issues.
HOFOR, Greater Copenhagen Utility, is in the process of modernizing and introducing softening of the drinking water at its waterworks. Marbjerg Waterworks was the first of HOFOR’s waterworks to be renovated back in 2015, and HOFOR is currently starting up the new softening plant at the waterworks. Protection of the environment and the drinking water has been the main priority in the design of Marbjerg Waterworks
A new water recycling plant will turn Carlberg’s largest brewery in Denmark into the most water efficient brewery in the entire Carlsberg Group, and probably also the world. Carlsberg’s Fredericia Brewery has consistently focused on resource management and water reduction, but even more advanced water recycling technologies were required to reach the ambitious targets set […]
DRIP is a public-private partnership focused on water efficiency in the food industry – one of the largest water consuming industries in Denmark and globally. The partnership gathers a number of food sector companies, technology providers, universities and RTO institutes to produce more food with less water without compromising product quality and food safety. The […]
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.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than one fifth is treated. This has led to severe environmental degradation of many inland and sea waters around the world. This white paper provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment.
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.
Development projects in Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand Hat Yai, a business hub of the metropolitan Songkhla Province in Thailand is undergoing governmental projects run by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) that focuses on developing parts of the area. This project is of crucial importance for the people residing there as it’s also a […]
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 […]
ULTRAAQUA UV Product Portfolio for Aquaculture delivers water biosecurity for various shrimp and fish species. All units can be manufactured in PP (polypropylene) materials for anti-corrosion excellence in harsh saltwater or SS (Stainless-steel L316) for freshwater. All units are integrated for intake, process, and discharge water applications. The product options consist of the following: ACN […]
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.
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.
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 […]