With a little more than 120 participants, the Danish delegation was the 3rd largest at IWA, only surpassed by Japan as the host country, and China. The Danish Pavilion was showcasing solutions within the line of water management with a holistic and sustainable angle, wastewater handling with focus on energy production and resource recovery, and climate adaption solutions, heavily supported by presentations at three different business forums, poster presentations, and company or solution presentations at the pavilion.
Monday afternoon, the host committee for IWA Copenhagen 2020 held a reception at the Danish Pavilion with opening speech by the Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Mr Jacob Ellemann-Jensen, followed by the President for IWA 2020, Mr Anders Bækgaard, who presented the IWA Congress & Exhibition 2020 in Copenhagen with the proposed topic: “Water for smart liveable cities”. The topic addresses the future challenges for which we will demonstrate smart water technology, system solutions, governance and policy in order to secure resilience in future towns and cities of the world.
Denmark has a long history of water and a remarkable tradition for sustainable solutions. Copenhagen is a liveable, blue and green city introducing smart integrated water solutions. In Denmark, we drink groundwater directly from the tap, and due to an efficient wastewater treatment, Copenhagen has been awarded “The best city in the world to take a swim” by CNN. You can swim in the harbour of the biggest cities in Denmark. New climate resilient neighbourhoods are being planned and built, and congress delegates will have plenty of opportunities to explore this living water laboratory during the IWA Copenhagen 2020.
AVK is part of the LEAKman project to build and display state-of-the-art water distribution network with a close to zero NRW rate which will also be presented as a site visit during the IWA 2020 in Copenhagen.