Sustainable water management in focus at the Danish-Indian Water Summit

Grundfos plays a key role at the three-day Summit held in India

Water is a key priority for both Denmark and India. Building on the ‘Green Strategic Partnership’ between both countries, the Indian - Danish Water Summit was held from 13-15 June. Participants from governments, water utilities, industries and consulting companies from both India and Denmark followed an intensive agenda that took them to New Delhi and Chennai.

The theme of the summit was ‘Water as a common good: Challenges and Constraints’ and the overall goal of the event was to build dialogues between Danish and Indian stakeholders and, through presentations and discussions, find solutions for improving water management and security.

The intention of this Summit was also to create partnerships between Indian and Danish companies to assist each other in improving the availability of 24/7 water supply with strictly controlled distribution systems, to improve wastewater treatment, both for the benefit of the receiving waters and potentially for reusing the treated wastewater for new purposes and to help India in reaching its goals for fulfilling its SDG 6 target.

Commenting on the Summit, H.E. Freddy Svane, Danish Ambassador to India, said “The Indian-Danish Water Summit focused on the water resources, whether as pristine groundwater, surface water or potentially treated wastewater. By bringing together key stakeholders from both countries, we were able to see how to leverage Danish technology and expertise and help scale it in India as well as secure water for millions.”

Grundfos played a key role presenting and moderating sessions of the Summit in New Delhi and also hosted the Summit in Chennai at the company’s main office in India. Morten Riis, Group Director, Group External Relations, was joined by other Grundfos India colleagues during the summit.

“We are proud to help bring access to clean water to people all over the world. To succeed, we must engage in the right partnerships and at the recent Danish-Indian Water Summit, we did just that. Water in India is under severe pressure, and it is of utmost importance to handle and manage the available resources wisely. Through the partnerships we are creating at the summit, we will work to bring water to people in India,” said Morten Riis.