Urban Water Engineering

Urban Water Engineering covers all aspects of urban water systems (stormwater, drinking water and waste water) with respect to collection, transport, treatment and organization / planning. Research in this field aims at structures for good economy and environment, wise use of resources and care for society's safety and health.

Quantity and quality issues relating to storm water, snow run-off, wastewater and drinking water in various stages of treatment are looked into.

Issues regarding climate impact on water and wastewater systems are essential, as is the quest for further areas of application of the knowledge gained in our subject.

Our research interest concentrates on urban water systems - quality, treatment, transport and management. Our vision is to support the development of a sustainable urban water management system with our research outcomes. Our main focuses are:

  • Snow and stormwater quality and treatment
  • Adaptation of urban water systems to climate change
  • Sewer system
  • Waste water treatment in small scale facilities

Established in 1993, the research subject has produced 11 doctoral theses ever since then. Today, the research group consists of eight senior researchers, three associate professors, two post docs, a coordinator and nine graduate students.

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Published: 5 November 2013

Updated: 26 November 2014

Luleå University of Technology