Helle Katrine Andersen
DANVA, Danish Water and Wastewater Association; IWA Board Member


Helle Katrine Andersen has many years of international experience including a strong network in both the Danish and Nordic water sector as well as internationally.

Vice president of the Danish Water and Waste Water Association (DANVA), she has since 2002 working for DANVA with members, governance, policy and regulation in the water sector and therefore processes a very good knowledge on strategy and governance in the water sector including governance of associations.

Her IWA experience includes being Chair of the Danish National IWA Committee since 2012. Helle K. Andersen is active in IWA since 2004, she was a member of the IWA Strategic Council since 2011 representing the utilities segment and from 2014-2016 appointed Governing member representative in the IWA Finance International Comittee (FIC). In IWA she has been working to strengthen and to visualise the benefits of IWA to utilities and to connect IWA strategy, programmes and activities with the Danish water sector. Creating value for members is a key issue for Helle.

Denmark will host the World Water Congress 2020 in Copenhagen and The Danish National IWA Committee has established a very committed host country committee covering utilities, private companies, organisations, universities and authorities at different levels. The host country committee is working to create a strong link with IWA as we prepare for IWA2020 in Copenhagen as well as for the legacy and continuity of congresses and activities, that IWA would like to establish up to and after 2020. Helle is Chair of host country committee for IWA WWC 2020 Copenhagen.

European and Nordic cooperation
Since 2003 she is active in the European Federation of Water and Waste water Associations (EurEau) and member of EurEau Commission 2 on waste water. Strong network to the European water sector.
DANVAs official contact to the European Water Supply and Sanitation Platform (WssTP).
Member of the network of Nordic National IWA Committees creating a strong link to the water sectors of both Nordic and Baltic countries.
Member of the Nordic coordination group who conduct yearly Nordic Water and Waste water conferences.

Member of State of Green, DK, Advisory Board
On private basis, member of Board of private water supply

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