International city-to-city cooperation


Strategic Sector Cooperation

Since 2017 Aarhus Vand has been engaged in strategic sector cooperation together with Aarhus Municipality financially supported by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

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Strategic sector cooperation in Ghana, South Africa and India

Over 700 million people live in high and critically water stressed countries and a growing number are threatened by displacement due to water shortage. But, if wisely used, the planet has sufficient water for all. Aarhus Vand contribute with knowledge on reduction of non-revenue water, wastewater management, stormwater management, waste to energy and protection of water resources.

The ultimate goal is to give equal access to water, improve the environment and health for the people of Ghana, South Africa and India. We have established positive relations and productive cooperation with local authorities at municipal and regional level. Together we can succeed.

Video on the cooperation in India, South Africa and Ghana



In 2019, together with Aarhus Municipality, we initiated a project to create improvements in the water area in the Ghanaian port city of Tema. The cooperation aims to ensure better handling of wastewater and reduction of water losses for the benefit of health and the environment.

Leakage detection using Aarhus Vand methods has reduced water losses by 8 %. Water operators use Aarhus Vand methods to detect and repair leaks. A method which Ghana Water wish to expand to other cities in Ghana.
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South Africa

In Denmark, we use approx. 100 liters of water per inhabitant per day – in South Africa the figure is 270 liters. Water loss is the explanation for the large water consumption. Since 2017, we have cooperated with the city of Tshwane in South Africa transferring knowledge on drinking water and wastewater management.

Our focus is reduction of water loss, improved processes and management of wastewater treatment plants​, asset management and how to wisely exchange water pipes and climate adaptation.
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In India, there are challenges securing enough water for everyone. Since 2017 we have contributed with knowledge about how they gain a better overview of their infrastructure and thus a better knowledge of where water losses occur in the pipeline network.

Workshops on wastewater management have also been part of the project. We have shared knowledge with the city of Udaipur. In a second phase of our cooperation, we shift our cooperation to regional level in Rajasthan in India.