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2018
10 DEC

New tool ensures sustainable water supply for refugee camps

The Danish Refugee Council and DTU have created a new tool that can be useful when making decisions on sustainable water supply in refugee camps.

Water supply
2017
16 OCT

Water utilities’ plans to make water soft no simple feat

Drinking water in the Danish capital has very high calcium levels. Centralized water softening could therefore be an advantage. Following extensive investigations by DTU...

Water supply
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
30 JUN

Roskilde: Smart savings to provide better showers

A start-up and two DTU students measure how and when the festival’s food stalls and visitors use water. The aim is water-saving solutions.

Water supply
24 FEB

Targeted membrane technologies

Associate professor Claus Hélix-Nielsen presents how membranes can be used in water treatment and especially for purifying water.

Water supply
2016
08 DEC

How to provide enough energy, water, and food for everyone

We need to think innovatively and collaborate across sectors if global energy, water and food production is to keep up with increasing demand. These are the recommendations...

Energy Food, fish and agriculture Water supply Waste water and water discharge Environment and pollution Production and management
25 NOV

Double PhD opens doors in China

A Danish/Chinese PhD has helped Claus Davidsen become one of the leading Danish experts in the Chinese water sector.

Environment and pollution Water supply
11 OCT

One step closer to restoring nitrogen balance

The discovery of a new, previously unknown microbe opens up a host of opportunities, both in relation to restoring the nitrogen balance in nature—which has been knocked...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biotechnology and biochemistry Water supply Environment and pollution
11 MAR

Laboratory for smart energy

In Copenhagen’s new Nordhavn district, researchers, authorities, utility companies, and industry are demonstrating in practice how to make the future energy supply and...

Energy efficiency Energy systems Data analysis Electricity supply Climate adaption Waste water and water discharge CO2 separation and CO2 storage Water supply
2015
23 OCT

World Congress emphasizes DTU’s position in water research

DTU is home to Denmark’s largest research and educational environment in the field of water technology. This has been a contributing factor in the decision to allow Denmark...

Climate adaption Waste water and water discharge Water supply Environment and pollution
07 OCT

Need for optimum wastewater treatment plant control

Mathematical models are to show new ways of managing wastewater treatment plants for the benefit of the climate and the environment.

Climate adaption Waste water and water discharge Water supply Mathematical modelling
07 OCT

Water poses challenge to major cities

Too much water, too little water, or contaminated water. Cities around the world are facing major water-related challenges. These challenges are further aggravated by...

Environment and pollution Climate adaption Waste water and water discharge Water supply
07 OCT

Industry must reduce water consumption

The food industry is a major water consumer. Now, a partnership is developing solutions that can help reduce the sector’s consumption of clean drinking water by as much...

Water supply Climate adaption Food production
02 OCT

End to contaminated drinking water

As things stand, a suspected contamination of drinking water requires that a technician first be sent out to take samples from the water supply. The samples are then...

Water supply Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Micro and nanotechnology Bacteria and microorganisms
13 JUL

From cholera epidemic to export success

In the mid-1800s, Copenhagen suffered from a serious cholera epidemic. This prompted the College of Advanced Technology (now DTU) in 1865 to give lectures on water supply...

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Building construction Waste management Waste water and water discharge Water supply
2014
22 SEP

Peter Steen Mikkelsen winner of international award

Professor Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Department of Environmental Engineering at DTU (DTU Environment) has been awarded the IWA/IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD...

Climate change Water supply Waste water and water discharge
2013
02 JUL

DTU student wins Venture Cup Start-up Competition and DKK 250,000.

A team of DTU students took first prize at this year’s Venture Cup Start-up Competition. Four out of five category winners had DTU students on their teams.

Water supply Waste water and water discharge
2010
15 JUN

A map under heaven

Sian Ka’an in Mexico is a precious wetland area. But it is fragile. To help protect the natural environment, a PhD student from DTU has mapped the paths by which water...

Water supply

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