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I have two research fields. The main field can be summarized in the question: What are the technical, environmental and economic consequences of making a change to the urban water system? The aim is to develop decision support for urban water system planners. My colleagues and I are using engineering skills and models to simulate and predict the operation of the water systems now and in the future. Then we use lifecycle assessment, eco-effciency and multicriteria analysis to assess the performance of the water systems. One example is our use of water quality modelling to and lifecycle assessment to determine the environmental impact of designed drinking water quality e.g. from desalination or softening. The second field is related to the safe operation of water supply distribution systems and the use of hydraulic models and GIS to assist the monitoring and documentation of safe water quality.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Water systems analysis), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


Civilingeniør (Miljø), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


External positions

Assistant Professor, DTU, Department of Environmental Engineering


Associate Professor, DTU, Department of Environmental Engineering

2010 → …


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