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European Geosciences Union 2022

Published: 18 October 2022

The European Geosciences Union conference EGU 2022 was held between May 23-27 in Vienna, Austria. The conference is a multidisciplinary platform within the various branches of geoscience.

A total of 12,332 people presented at the conference and about 50 people participated in the session "Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Hazard Management", where Emelie Hedlund Nilsson, industrial PhD candidate within DRIZZLE, presented results from her model on how to estimate the amount of snow that can be deposited in multifunctional areas. Multifunctional areas are blue-green infrastructures in urban environment designed to also store snow and handle meltwater. One challenge here is the varying properties of urban snow, which affect the pace of snow melt and hence, how much snow can be deposited in the multifunctional area.

Emelie noted that her research topic arouse interest and initiated many questions on how these surfaces can be implemented.


Emelie Hedlund Nilsson

Emelie Hedlund Nilsson, Municipal PhD

Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering