Developing efficient and advanced geophysical mapping methods, modelling tools and monitoring systems to ensure long-term sustainable management of groundwater resources
Providing enough fresh water for a growing population as well as an increasing industrial production is a global challenge. In many parts of the world – and especially in arid or seasonally dry regions – groundwater can provide a stable and sustainable source of high quality water. The volume of groundwater on Earth is approximately 100 times larger than fresh surface water, but many groundwater aquifers are threatened by pollution and over extraction. Denmark has always relied heavily on groundwater and has developed efficient and advanced geophysical mapping methods, modelling tools and monitoring systems to ensure a long-term sustainable management of the country’s groundwater resource. Today, all of the country’s drinking water needs are covered by groundwater.
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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 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.
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.
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.
A new Danish agreement backed by a broad group of political parties will improve the protection of the exceptionally clean Danish groundwater. With the new agreement, Denmark takes an important step towards implementing the world’s best protection of clean drinking water.
In recent years we in Aarhus Vand have entered into voluntary agreements with landowners regarding pesticide-free cultivation of the vulnerable areas. Through investments in afforestation we contribute to the plantation of new forests. In selected areas, we successfully run information campaigns together with the local waterworks and joint councils for the purpose of reducing the […]
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 […]
In simple terms, Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is testing, verifying and documenting the performance of an environmental technology. The aim of ETV is to validate that the technology suits its purpose and performs as claimed. This means that your environmental technology can obtain a quality stamp from an independent verification unit in form of a […]
Ramboll helps to protect Denmark’s most valuable resource – the groundwater. Pollution and vulnerability problems are identified to keep the groundwater clean and safe for future generations. The Danish national groundwater mapping program secures clean, safe and fresh water to future demand. In Denmark the supply of drinking water is based entirely on groundwater. Hence […]
Ramboll’s knowledge and technological innovation within the soil and groundwater area is based on our experience in the investigation, risk assessment and remediation of thousands of impacted sites. Our clients consist of private and public developers on a local and a global level. We provide professional skills and know-how in all the phases of a project: […]