Within Sweden, temperatures are predicted to increase by 3-5°C by 2080, with more rainfall occurring in autumn, winter and spring. This has major implications for urban areas.
Climate change has made cloud-bursts with subsequent floods more common. Researchers at Luleå University of Technology are now investigating whether it is possible to find new ways to capture large amounts of water by placing materials that absorb stormwater in cities.
A new master's degree program at Luleå University of Technology will contribute to the regrowth of new water engineers for the Swedish water and urban water industry.
Frida Isaksson has now finished her research project as part of her degree in Natural Resource Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU). Her study aimed to increase knowledge on factors that affect the concentrations of non-infectious SARS-CoV-2 RNA fragments in sewage and to show the impact of using alternative normalization methods on interpreting viral concentrations in sewage samples.