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It is the aim of the Danish Water Resources Committee (DVK), in an international perspective, to
strengthen the professional development of the water resource area. The committee shall endeavour that the sustainable exploitation of the fresh water resources continously takes place through the newest
professional knowledge and experience.
- To promote a coordinated Danish participation in the international hydrological research cooperation, including UNESCO, WMO, UNEP, IAHS, IAH and EU
- To work as the national IHP Committee and be responsible for the relations to the Nordic Hydrological Programme through its coordination committee, KOHYNO
- To provide professional support to the Danish follow-up on the results, which were achieved in the water resources area at CIC, Copenhagen 1991, ICWE, Dublin and UNCED, Rio 1992
- To promote national hydrological research cooperation and in this context advise on initiation of new research programmes
- To provide professional support in connection with preperation of strategy plans for utilization and protection of freshwater resources in Denmark, including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, as well as within EU
- To contribute to a flexible and sound strategy for collection and exchange of data for research and development purposes
- To provide information on international activities relevant to Danish institutions, private companies and national and regional authorities working within the water resource area
Members of the committee
Each of the founding institutes/authorities of the Danish Water Resources Committee appoint on member
for the committee. The members of the committee has to bee professionals within the water resources area.
The founders of the Danish Water Resources Committee are: Danish National Environmental Protection
Agency (Danish EPA), Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), National Environmental Research Institut (DMU), Danida, Technical University of Copenhagen (Ground Water Research
Centre), University of Copenhagen (Institute of Geography), Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DJF), Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), the National Research Councils, DHI - Institute of Water and Environment.
The committee has appointed one member from the regional authorities (Århus Amt). In addition one member has been appointed by the Danish Association of Consulting Engineers (Miljøteknisk
Brancheforening) and one member by the Danish Association of Environmental Engineers (F.R.I.).
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) host the secretariat of DVK.
List of abbreviations