Water Technology Alliances

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Specializing innovative technology

The Danish Water Technology Alliance (WTA) is a Danish outreach program providing specialized know-how on innovative water technology solutions. The Alliance is a part of The Trade Council at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and the partners include public Danish water utilities, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and leading technology and service providers.

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Mutually beneficial cooperation

Danish water utilities are ahead when it comes to technology, planning and know-how. With water and wastewater having become a critical issue not only in the US but also on a global scale, the Danish Trade Council in North America has, together with the Danish water utility collaboration 3VAND formed the Water Technology Alliance (WTA).

By having representatives from the leading Danish utilities spread the story about Denmark having had the same challenges as the American utilities are presently facing, there is a strong belief that the cooperation between the American utilities and the Danish Water Industry will blossom and gain advantages through the efforts made by WTA.
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WTA Europe

The newest cooperation within WTA is the stationing of employees in Rome, Madrid, Warszawa and Hamburg. These employees have the job of becoming colleagues with employees from Italian, Spanish, Polish and German utilities in order to increase the knowledge of which solutions and what technology is working for Aarhus Vand.

This initiative supports the Danish Government's intention of increasing the Danish water technology export from 20 to 40 billion DKK before 2030. Instead of sending actual sales persons, these ambassadors should share knowledge and other possibilities and, thereby, inspire other utilities to get the innovative technology Aarhus Vand is using.
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WTA Chicago

Aarhus Vand has an employee stationed in Chicago, where the purpose is to serve as a bridge for the Danish export business in relation to opportunities and concrete tasks within energy optimization and energy production in the wastewater sector.

Further, Aarhus Vand has a cooperation with the wastewater company in Chicago, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. This agreement is about a mutual commitment to exchange knowledge on certain areas and on exchanging employees.
WTA California

WTA California

WTA California should increase the knowledge and use of Danish water technology solutions, both within the drinking water and the wastewater sector. These solutions are already contributing positively to solving the critical shortage of water in California as well as achieving goals of reducing greenhouse gasses.

Aarhus Vand is the project manager in the alliance and with support from Industriens Fond and the General Consulate in Chicago, an employee stationed in San Francisco should establish a close cooperation between Danish and American utilities, public authorities and educational and research institutes within the water sector.

Claus Homann

Claus Homann

Chief Operations Officer and Chief of Strategic Development