Water Talks May 2023 - Water Use in Food Production



13:00 - 14:00 CET




Exclusively for members of Danish Export and part of your membership

Kristina Strunge Nygaard Member Relations Coordinator danish export / dansk eksport
Project Consultant Kristina Strunge Nygaard +45 3171 0313

Water Talk #4 - Water Use in Food Production
Just like many Fast-Moving-Consumer-Goods (FMCG) companies the food industry has a large focus on developing and promoting their sustainability profile. As a very important sustainability topic is the food industries utilisation of water. This topic is not only associated to the actual water consumption within operation but is relates to the impact on the watersheds where the industry is located and the whole supply chain.

Companies are today having a wide perspective on water in this context. However, it is broadly understood that increase water efficiency must be achieved through process and technology initiatives. It is therefore important when servicing the Food industry that a detailed knowledge is obtained, as the benefits of solutions is deeply integrated with the production processes and other objectives as e.g. carbon neutrality in scope 1 and 2.

Søren Nøhr Bak, Senior Expertise Director in Water & Sustainability for the Beer and Beverage industry, Niras A/S, will at this Water Talk give you a broad overview of the issues facing the food industry today, and examples on how the industry is progressing through: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink the usage of water. Furthermore, the presenter will address what it could take to increase the speed of implementation and disbursement of water efficiency in the EU.


Water Talks – Learn from and challenge your network colleagues in the WaterTech Network
Water Talks is your opportunity to debate, knowledge-share and learn from your network colleagues without having to start the car - simply sign up and log-on on for a full hour of discussions and debate.

During 2023 Water Tech will host a series of online Water Talks where we will talk about hot topics in the water industry. Each Water Talk will centre around an interesting topic and start out with a 15min opening talk from a thought leader. After the talk (often provocative) the floor is open for discussion and debate. A Water Talk session will have duration of 45 to 60 minutes.

Meet the Speaker
  • Søren Nøhr Bak

    Søren Nøhr Bak, Senior Expertise Director – Water & Sustainability, Niras A/S

    Søren Nøhr Bak is the Senior Expertise Director in Water & Sustainability for the Beer and Beverage industry. Søren has in various positions been working on the topics of water/environment/sustainability served the Beer & Beverage industry for more than 30 years. He is the author of several publications on this topic and made many presentations during the years. Søren Nøhr Bak holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from Aalborg University, DK and a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from University of Washington, USA in addition to business degrees from IMD, CH and Royal Technical University (KTH), Sweden.


  • Please log in 5 min. before the session for technical start-up and image-/sound testing.
  • Water Talks will be held through Teams with sound and image, so that we can see each other and have a productive dialogue.
  • Each Water Talk session is scheduled for 45-60 minutes incl. wrapping up.
  • Each session will include a short presentation from the speaker and the floor is afterwards yours to discuss the topic of the day.
  • The meeting is an informal platform for you to share knowledge or ask your network colleagues questions related to a specified topic.