Denmark & U.S Join Forces in New Partnership on Water Technology

A number of Danish companies in the water sector will now be making their expertise on water available to their American colleagues. A California-based alliance established by the Danish water distribution company Aarhus Vand, and supported by The Danish Industry Foundation and the Danish Trade Council, will serve as the foundation for a close partnership between Danish and American companies, public bodies, and education & science institutions in the water sector.

The alliance, called Water Technology Alliance (WTA) California, further consists of the companies Kampstrup, Applied Biomimetic, Danfoss, Grundfos, Ramboll, Smith Innovation, Skytem, DHI, and Leif Koch A/S, all of which are ready to take part in the partnership with their American colleagues.

The alliance will focus on the water cycle as a whole. In addition to looking at the water crisis in California they will also be looking at water distribution as well as wastewater treatment where the high Californian energy prices create the perfect platform for energy efficient Danish solutions. In this context, Danish research and expertise will prove to be very attractive.

The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs together with the Danish ambassador to the U.S. Mr. Lars Lose, inaugurated the alliance on 4 April in San Francisco, CA.

“I am happy to see that Danish water technology companies have the expertise to help with the demand caused by the drought in California. The collaboration is a good example of how Danish research can take on international tasks beyond the borders of Denmark. Denmark and California can benefit from each other’s knowledge, and in the meantime also create jobs,” Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs said.

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