USING WATER MORE EFFICIENTLY
- AND MORE SUSTAINABLY
A STORY THAT NEEDS TO BE TOLD
Intelligent solutions can help industries across the globe to treat and reuse their water in production and manufacturing, thereby minimizing water consumption and reducing their environmental footprint.
It’s time to take action
How can we manage a scarce resource?
To combat the global water crisis, we must continue to take action and treat water as a valuable resource—not as waste. It is up to us to use water more wisely. Through intelligent solutions, we can enhance the sustainability of businesses and reduce their impact on the environment. Water can be used more efficiently through reuse, wastewater can be treated before being discharged, and essential water can be saved for communities. Thankfully, many people and industries are now taking action #FOROURWATER. This is a huge step towards securing clean, safe water for both today and tomorrow.
Invisible water footprint
Most people are not aware that it takes significant amounts of water to produce goods and food. For instance, it takes 8,000 litres of water to produce a single pair of jeans.* With intelligent solutions we can reuse water in production, saving water and energy.
*Source: Unesco-IHE Institue for Water Education (2005)
& The Water Footprint for Cotton Consumption
Water treatment can help solve water contamination
Water treatment solutions are critical for maintaining safe, clean water supplies across the globe. Currently, more than 80% of all wastewater is returned to the environment untreated*. This can lead to more contaminated water sources, risking the health of all those that use them.
*Source: The United Nations World Water
Development Report 2020
Through water efficiency and water treatment, we can combat the fact that a “business-as-usual” approach will lead to a 40% gap between fresh water supply and demand by 2030.*
*Source: World Bank (2018)
Solutions in action
Together, we can implement intelligent solutions that reduce water and energy consumption and, at the same time, treat water and minimise the negative impacts on the environment. Discover how three factories are reducing their environmental footprint in the following case studies.
These are the stories that need to be told.
“We don’t have waste, only resources...”
The manufacturing team at one of our factories in Bjerringbro, Denmark, have created an innovative closed water circuit in which water is treated, recycled and reused multiple times. It’s an example of rethinking wastewater and preserving the scarce resource that is water.
Carlsberg reuses 90% of its process water
Carlsberg brewery wants to cut its water use by 50% by 2030.
The initiative, Zero Water Waste, is part of Carlsberg’s Together Towards Zero program.
Cutting costs and keeping it cool
For a UK packaging manufacturer, a retrofit of its manufacturing cooling systems led to a 52% reduction in its energy consumption, all while improving operational control and reliability.
Saving energy with sustainable cooling
When Danish industrial company Claus Sørensen A/S was looking for new ways to save energy, they turned to intelligent Grundfos solutions. With more control and advanced monitoring, the company achieved energy savings of more than 50%, improving their environmental footprint.