From the 5th until the 8th of September 2016, a team of South Africans are visiting Denmark to experience innovative solutions on water management and environmental problems, and to learn from Danish experts. The visit stems from a desire to build a strong cooperative effort in water management solutions between Denmark and South Africa.
In the spring of 2016 the Strategical Sector Cooperations Project between the two countries were set in motion. The project aims to improve water accessibility in towns and promotion of efficient groundwater and water use. The Danish company and DRIP partner, DHI, has played a major role in laying the groundwork for the cooperation.
In working on solving some of South Africa’s major water related challenges, the Danish Embassy in Pretoria and the South African Department of Water & Sanitation are working together and the first day of business featured a presentation and a discussion of the DRIP partnership at DHI in Hørsholm, Denmark. Later this week the South African guest’s visit Danish Crown’s pig slaughterhouse in Horsens and Thise Mejeri, a dairy production plant on the west coast of Denmark, to get a feeling of how Danish companies tackle the issues of efficient water use.
From the left: Jørn Rasmussen (DHI), Hanne Bengaard (Landbrug & Fødevarer), Busisiwe Tshabalala (Ministry for Water, Department of Water & Sanitation), Philip Grinder Pedersen (Styrelsen for Vand- og Naturforvaltning), Rabloi Funani (Ministry for Water, Department of Water & Sanitation), Christian Hald-Mortensen (Styrelsen for Vand- og Naturforvaltning), Suvrita Ramphal (The Danish Embassy in South Africa) og Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen (DTU Environment).