Securing enough fresh water for all parts of society in a sustainable way while protecting water resources from pollution and overuse
Water is a scarce but essential resource. In a time of increasing population growth, industrial production and a changing climate, securing enough fresh water for all parts of society in a sustainable way while also protecting our water resources from pollution and overuse is critical. An integrated approach to water resource management and efficient methods for mapping the available water resources are part of the solution. In Denmark, water resources management is often handled in partnerships between the public and the private sector. This has resulted in Danish water consultancies building up expertise in solving complex water resource management challenges. Many of these are also working closely with local partners abroad
We invite you to explore solutions related to water resource management in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how water resource management can help solve your environmental issues.
Rural Ugandan fishing villages along Lake Victoria did not have easy access to safe water. The lake is polluted from industrial waste and causes serious or deadly waterborne diseases when ingested. In 2015 the Iceland government funded a 4-year Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) project to help the area.
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
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Aarhus Vand – the water utility servicing Denmark’s second-largest city – is full steam ahead with implementation of a digital transformation strategy which sets an ambitious direction that will accelerate and increase its focus on continued innovation of digital solutions and transformation of the utility’s business. Accessibility of data, information and knowledge which promotes sharing, […]
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Around 40 per cent of the world population is affected by water shortages, requiring novel approaches in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. A Danish laundry facility in Holbæk recently reached a breakthrough on the way to becoming the first “drinking waterless” laundry system.
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.
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.
In Situ Thermal Desorption (ISTD) – Soil remediation you can trust ISTD is a robust, proven and patented technology for heating the subsurface to remediate contaminated soil and groundwater. ISTD shows an unbeaten record of site closures. ISTD can be applied for in-situ remediation of all deposits (soil types). The technology is particularly suitable in case of stringent […]