Highly efficient drinking water supply, wastewater treatment, nutrients recovery, energy production and climate change adaption. Drinking water of high quality exclusively extracted from groundwater.
There is no subsidization of water services in Denmark. Costs are comprised of the price paid by the consumers. A household's expenditure on water services has been at a very stable level for years.
Pictures of dead lobsters in 1987 triggered a focus on the aquatic environment, and the average individual use in Denmark today is 105 litres per day.
To create market conditions similar to those on the competitive markets and thus limit the companies’ monopolistic practices, the water sector is subject to financial regulation.
A way for sustainable development in Denmark can imply that the Danish water sector provides more data to qualify the follow-up of SDG 6.
Eighty-five per cent of the companies work with the Goals, and for the vast majority of these, employee involvement is prioritized as a pathway to successful implementation.
Denmark has vast experience within the theme Water for Smart Liveable Cities, and the Danish holistic approach to solutions to water challenges can be the way ahead for greater global cooperation.
Aarhus Vand will be the first water company in Denmark to gain certification under the SDGs.
BlueKolding is owned by Kolding Municipality, which is engaged in work on the circular economy and the UN's SDGs. BlueKolding therefore devised a business strategy using the SDGs as a framework.
“From Philanthropy to Business” project is Herning Vand’s framework for work with the Sustainable Development Goals and for the development of the company.
CEO of the water department of Aalborg Utilities, Bo Laden, always emphasises the relation to the the SDGs and the purpose of the company’s existence when kicking off internal staff meetings.