Tove Larsen Adjunct Professor at DTU Environment

Tuesday 28 Feb 17

Tove Larsen

Tove Larsen from Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is appointed Adjunct Professor at DTU Environment.

“We look very much forward to collaborate with Tove Larsen who is one of the most acknowledged experts in urban water management. DTU Environment and Eawag are two of the world’s leading institutions in this area and with the appointment we hope to expand our collaboration further in the coming years”, says Thomas Højlund Christensen, Head of DTU Environment.

Tove Larsen is group leader at the Department of Urban Water Management and member of the Directorate at Eawag.

“I am pleased and hope to strengthen the research in resource-efficient wastewater management across our institutions. By uniting our expertise we can contribute to solve this important challenge of our modern society,” says Tove Larsen.

Tove Larsen graduated in Chemical Engineering at DTU and obtained her PhD at DTU Environment in 1992. After a postdoc at ETH-Zürich, Tove Larsen came to Eawag, where she initiated and led several cross-cutting projects on innovative technology developments for urban water management. Her main interests are resource-efficient wastewater management and transdisciplinary research.

In 2008, her project Novaquatis won the prestigious swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research for its visionary, innovative and integrative approach to urban water management ( In 2014, her project on the Blue Diversion Toilet ( obtained two innovation awards from IWA, the International Water Association.

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