A Gunrun Project

A Land Enriched by Water

June 18, 2013
Denmark DK, The Official Website of Denmark

Other European countries obtain much of their drinking water from the surfaces of lakes and rivers, but in Denmark there are such large quantities of clean water underground that it covers the entire country’s water needs including domestic consumption and use, agriculture and industry.

Copenhagen’s Unique Line of Defense from the Middle Ages

Copenhagen, Denmark
Balazs Gardi, June 18, 2013

By damming a natural stream in the early Middle Ages a system of lakes were created to serve as a natural defense line and to provide water to the city in the event of an attack. Later, for centuries, the lakes served as reservoirs providing drinking water to Copenhagen.