Combining high quality water sources, effective treatment plants and an efficient distribution network with minimum water loss to provide safe and affordable drinking water
Providing safe and affordable drinking water is a cornerstone in the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6). This requires a combination of high quality water sources, effective treatment plants and an efficient distribution network with minimum water loss. Water supply in Denmark is highly decentralised with waterworks situated all over the country. Quite uniquely, the country uses groundwater as its sole source of drinking water. As a result, only simple treatment is needed and tap water is not chlorinated thanks to a highly efficient distribution system where bacteria and other impurities are minimised. Danish companies working abroad have also developed decentralised solutions for water supply in remote areas.
We invite you to explore solutions related to water supply in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how water supply solutions can help solve your environmental issues.
As the second most populous state in the United States, Texas has a growing demand for water. With a semi-arid climate, the state is prone to extreme droughts but still lots of distributed water is lost or never invoiced every year. These challenges can be addressed to meet current and future water needs by optimizing water management and reducing non-revenue water.
Mid-South Synergy in Montgomery, TX, operates a water service area with more than 5,000 metering points. The utility was looking for a solution that would give them a detailed overview of their distribution network with realtime information and smart alarms, which would help save resources.
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
25-50% of all distributed water globally is lost or never invoiced due to illegal connections, inaccurate billing systems, inaccurate metering, leakages, deteriorating infrastructure and wrong water pressure management etc. – or in short Non-Revenue Water (NRW). This white paper examines how water utilities can improve efficiency and meet future demand for water by reducing Non-Revenue Water.
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.
A chemist employed at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark has invented a cutting-edge green technology that uses CO2 to convert seawater into drinking water — within minutes. The plan is to use the desalination technology to replace electricity with CO2 and use it in survival gear and large-scale industrial plants in areas where people lack clean drinking water.
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 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 global trends of urbanisation, population growth and increased welfare challenge cities all over the world. This white paper shares methods of how water utilities can improve water quality, increase resource efficiency and ensure uninterrupted service to customers.
We are happy to introduce WaterRehab; a unique tool for making pipe rehabilitation planning smoother and much more efficient. The pipeline network typically counts for up to 70% of the total volume of assets in water utilities. Therefore, even a small improvement of the rehabilitation strategy will result in huge savings in the distribution system. […]
Danish Solar Energy Ltd. has always taken initiative in being innovative in the solar-industry. We are always looking for new partners, who we can develop new sustainable products and/or projects with. We have a lot of expertise within complete stand-alone systems and grid-connected solutions. We are also looking for distributors for our complete systems suited […]
In order to identify the possibilities for reducing non-revenue water in Hanoi, EnviDan has conducted a feasibility study, which points out the way forward in relation to NRW-reduction. The focus of the study has been to find the current Non Revenue Water (NRW) level and to make a cost/benefit analysis to improve the existing condition. […]
In April 2012, construction began on tomorrow’s waterworks in Aarhus. It is a new innovative research and pilot project in Truelsbjerg, Aarhus. The project for the new Truelsbjerg Waterworks has been developed as a turnkey contract based on the utility company Aarhus Vand’s ambitious vision for future waterworks. Aarhus Vand has allocated 7 million Euros to supporting […]