Danish water technology on display in the White House
Danish technology shows Americans how to conserve water. Some of the prime examples are on show at the White House in Washington. Grundfos is among the exhibitors.
Water is on top of the agenda, when top American decision makers from state as well as federal levels are gathered at the White House in Washington D.C. on March 22nd, the UN's World Water Day. Among other things, they will be introduced to Danish solutions. This is part of an exhibition, where a total of ten booths with nice examples of intelligent technology, which can be used in combatting water challenges, are on display.
The event is part of the American endeavor of handling the multi-facetted water- and climate challenges, the country faces. This is following the American commitment to the agreement at the COP21 and in realization of the fact that climate change to a large degree will affect the world through water.
Already now, several US states experience stressed and sparse water resources. Therefore, the United States has set a target of reducing water consumption by 33 per cent. To provide inspiration of solutions to the water challenges, trailblazers in water have been invited to the White House to show solutions to the problems.
Among the exhibitors is a consortium of 12 Danish water businesses and organizations, who joins as the only non-American twist.
"It is unique that Danish businesses, organizations and the ministry are able to join forces around such a clear message for the White House within such short timeframe. The flexibility and willingness to cooperate is a trademark of Danish water Business, and this is promising in relation to a Danish export advance in the world's largest water market," says Danish Minister for the Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen.
Grundfos is among the Danish companies, showing the way at the exhibit. At the Danish booth solutions spanning from mapping of ground water resources to effective water supply and energy efficient wastewater treatment are displayed with a customized demo-model.
"We are happy that the Americans are serious about the water- and climate challenges, and that they are ready to look for sustainable solutions to the challenges, we all face. Our technology can make a difference in relation to several of the water challenges the US and the world in general are facing. In terms of drinkingwater, wastewater and intelligent handling of water resources," says Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Group VP, Group Communications, Public Affairs & Engagement at Grundfos.
In addition to Grundfos, Danfoss, Kamstrup, Rambøll, DHI, Leif Koch, Skytem, AVK, Danish water utilities, Danva, MCH and State of Green part of the consortium representing Denmark in Washington.