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Research Center of Excellence in Urban Water Engineering

Stormwater&Sewers develops and disseminates research-based knowledge and builds networks within stormwater, sewer and resource-efficient small sanitation systems, based on the needs of society, sustainability and wise use of resources, and in close collaboration with private and public stakeholders.

Chaired professor and responsible for the Urban Water Engineering Research Group is Prof. Maria Viklander.

Emelie Hedlund Nilsson
In the media: Collaborative doctoral student gives Lumire a direct link to research

Ulrika Larsson is urban water strategist and mentor at Lumire for collaboration doctoral student Emelie Hedlund Nilsson, who works 20 percent in Lumire's operations and 80 percent with research studies at Luleå University of Technology.

AquaClim - Water Research School

The consortium for the water research school applied for new funding from the Swedish Research Council Formas. Now the new research school, AquaClim, has been granted about 40 million for the next five years!

GREW – a new Formas project on gray water reuse

GREW is a five-year interdisciplinary research project, funded by Formas. The project examines various aspects of greywater reuse.

Sustainability of blue-green(-white) infrastructure

On December 15, 2022, Pär Öhrn Sagrelius presented his licentiate thesis "Sustainability performance of blue-green infrastructure across seasons and with various designs " at Luleå University of Technology. Erik Glaas from Linköping University was the discussion leader.

New staff at Urban Water Engineering research laboratory

Maria Gelfgren has been employed as Senior Research Engineer at Urban Water Engineering since October 2022.

New knowledge on the sources of urban runoff pollution

On November 25th, Alexandra Müller defended her doctoral thesis “An evaluation of sources contributing to urban runoff pollution”. The opponent at the public defence was Shirley E. Clark from Penn State University, USA, and the members of the examining committee were Marie-Christine Gromaire from Ecole des Ponts, ParisTech/Leesu, France, Kim Paus from The Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Mike Revitt from Middlesex University, United Kingdom.