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23 million granted to Stormwater&Sewers research

Published: 4 December 2021

During the autumn, Stormwater&Sewers was granted several projects. A total sum of up to SEK 23 million has been granted from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Formas and Vinnova.

The two projects from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency concern the recipient impact from stormwater and how purification in stormwater biofilters is affected by the addition of biochar.

The Formas projects are within three different calls; the annual Open Call (2), Blue Innovation (3) and Climate Adaptation of the Built Environment (1). These projects will, for example, investigate ecosystem services and climate adaptation of blue-green infrastructure, develop system support for groundwater resources under the influence of stormwater and stormwater treatment in cities. Two of the projects are within Stormwater&Sewers new theme area Resource efficient and small wastewater systems and deal with “urban fertilizer” and greywater recycling. Other participants in addition to LTU include MittSverige Vatten och Avfall, Norrvatten, Östersund Municipality, VA SYD, NSVA and Region Gotland as well as the universities SLU, Ohio State University (USA) and Wageningen University (Netherlands).

Within the Vinnova call "Climate adaptation of the built environment", the SECURE project has been approved, which is carried out in collaboration with Tyréns, StormTac, Stockholm Vatten och Avfall, the Swedish Transport Administration, and Swedish Water. The goal of the project is to contribute to solutions and tools that reduce the effects of climate change on our built environment, both nationally and internationally.