The Advanced Water Cycle Management Course excels by its unique collaboration between WATEC - Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology, water- and wastewater utilities and world leading companies within the Danish water sector.
These partners are essential for the course allowing research based teaching to be combined with applied technologies and knowledge.
AVK is developing, manufacturing, and selling reliable, long lasting and innovative valves, hydrants and accessories for our four main business sectors of Water Distribution, Waste Water Handling, Natural Gas Supply and Fire Protection Systems, for the benefit of our end users in their efforts to become sustainable. Our products form a vital and important part of the infrastructure that serves our society with clean water, safe natural gas distribution, effective waste water handling and safe guard our valuables.
Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology.
We contribute to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet.
Grundfos supplies a full line of equipment and solutions designed specifically for water utility applications. Grundfos is at the forefront in promoting and facilitating energy efficiency and sustainable technology, ensuring that water supply and wastewater facilities meet future challenges and regulations.
Grundfos was founded in 1945 and has today more than 19.000 employees worldwide.
Kamstrup is a world-leading supplier of innovative and intelligent energy and water metering solutions.
Based on more than 25 years’ of experience in the water industry, we provide utilities around the world with state-of-the-art ultrasonic water meters, high-performing remote reading solutions, advanced monitoring of pressure and leakages as well as intelligent data analytics.
Our superior technology and expertise have been the foundation from which to transform businesses and markets, by creating more efficient ways of working, ever since the company was founded by Olaf Kamstrup in Denmark in 1946.
Today, we have over 1400 employees in more than 20 countries with headquarters in Denmark. This is built on a healthy economy, high growth rates and a strong focus on development of technology and staff.
I•GIS is a small and specialized Geoscience Software company, founded in 2002. Our main product is the geological modelling software GeoScene3D. GeoScene3D is used intensively for building hydrostratigraphic models for groundwater management in Denmark and is receiving increased use internationally as well. I•GIS is highly engaged in R&D projects, combining researchers at Universities and other institutions together with industrial partners. GeoScene3D is being used in the private industry as well as the public. I•GIS also develop cloud based data management systems for storing, sharing and using geological related data.
NIRAS is an international, multidisciplinary consultancy company with more than 2,200 employees located in 52 offices across of Europe, Africa and Asia. We work within multiple areas from processing plants and construction over energy, water, environment, and infrastructure to third world aid and urban planning. We have ongoing projects in 108 countries and our trademark is the crosscutting approach – we always strive to achieve the optimal solutions across disciplines with a focus on sustainability and life cycle cost analysis.
As a consultant, NIRAS is committed to UN’s 17 goals for sustainable development. These goals are only achievable if governments, NGO’s, and private enterprises all do their bit. This is why sustainability has a central place in NIRAS’s current services as well as in our business development.
DHI is a specialist company working with water environment. We are an independent private and not for profit company with a staff of 1050 employees of which 80% hold a MSc or a PhD degree. We are a global company with representation in 30 countries and our unique software is being distributed and used globally. We are dedicated to research and 20% of our resources are allocated to R&D to further our knowledge.
Aarhus Vand is a leading water company worldwide. We work with development-orientated resource optimisation to solve some of the world's biggest water challenges. This is why the UN’s global goals for sustainability are central to the efforts we make every single day.
Our mission is to offer and develop resource-efficient services throughout the entire water cycle. A sound, climate-adapted environment combined with stimulation of growth and export will be of benefit to customers and stakeholders.
At Aarhus Vand, we make a difference. Thanks to our knowledge and expertise, we take part in setting the agenda. We are an innovative organisation that offers great potential for professional and personal development. We have a culture where everything we do is based on our values: WE-feeling, responsibility, innovation and dialogue. We have a professional working environment with very high employee satisfaction. Every single day we try to make our great workplace even greater.
Our water- and wastewater utility use sustainable solutions. We deliver high quality drinking water and treat wastewater with a concern for humans, society and nature.
In order to counter the world’s major water challenges based on UN's global goals for sustainable development about "Clean water and sanitation, we believe it is crucial that the water industry co-operates and creates strong "Partnerships for the goals to develop efficient, innovative, and sustainable water solutions – and to secure the future of the industry.
Water Valley Denmark is an alliance between Danish and international players, stretching from sciences and research institutes to startups and global supply companies.
We are a national unifying initiative for the development and innovation of solutions for the water industry. We bring the best minds in the water industry together with the aim of thinking openly and creatively across segments, professions, and traditional mental barriers.
With our agile and innovative approach to project work, combined industry effort and knowledge sharing we can solve some of the world’s fundamental water challenges – thereby improving the quality of life for people worldwide.
Water Valley Denmark will create a platform and epicenter for developing groundbreaking water technology that will enable water consumption to become more resource efficient, cost effective and quality assured.
Special Consultant Karen Maegaard
AU Summer University
Associate Professor Thomas Seviour