Partnership for Environmental Technology to the Water Sector in India

Partnership for Environmental Technology to the Water Sector in India is a co-operation between the Danish Ministry of the Environment, Danish Water Forum (DWF), the Royal Danish Embassy in Delhi and 6 Danish companies: COWI, Danfoss, DHI, Grundfos, VCS Denmark and Siemens Turbo Machinery.

The partnership was signed in November 2009 as part of the implementation of the Government Environmental Technology Action Plan (2007-2009), under the initiative on export promotion and partnerships, and to follow up on the environmental cooperation agreement that India and Denmark signed in September 2009. The agreement especially focuses on commercial cooperation based on cost-effective and sustainable environmental technology solutions in water, air, waste management, and hazardous chemicals.

The partnership serves as a framework for a strategic collaboration to establish one or more demonstration projects in India within the wastewater area, focusing on energy savings and improved cleaning (e.g. through process optimization). The longer term goal of the partnership is to contribute to the efficiency of wastewater in India and to facilitate access for Danish water technology and knowledge to the Indian market.

Steering committee

The steering committee consists of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Embassy (Trade Office) in Delhi, Danish Water Forum (Secretary), COWI (representative of consultants), and Siemens Turbo Machinery (representative of technology suppliers).

Responsible authority:

Danish Ministry of the Environment / Environmental Protection Agency
Strandgade 29
1401 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 7254 4000
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Lotte Kau Andersen
Environmental Protection Agency
Direct phone: +45 7254 4291
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Danish Water Forum
Agern Allé 5
2970 Hørsholm
Phone: +45 4516 9038
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Jesper Dannisøe
Danish Water Forum
Direct phone: +45 4516 9511
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Environmental technologies

Any technology, that either directly or indirectly improves the environment. It includes technologies for limiting pollution with the held of cleaning, more environmentally friendly products and production processes, more efficient energy and ressource management as well as technological systems that reduce the environmental impact.

Examples include e.g. technology flue gas cleaning, wind turbines, water treatment, enzymes for animal feed and washing powder, biofuel production, energy-efficient pumps and substitution of chemicals with more environmentally friendly solutions.