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Research Center of Excellence in Urban Water Engineering

Stormwater&Sewers at Luleå University of Technology develops and disseminates research-based knowledge and builds networks within stormwater and sewer 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.

Research for sustainable stormwater management

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.

I media: Så ska effekterna av skitig snö i naturen minskas
In the media: How to reduce the effects of dirty snow in nature

New method tested in Luleå when clearing snow • Heavy metals in the snow can damage animals and sea life, features on TV4.

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How to absorb water masses after heavy rainfall?

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.

Water, lake, sea, sun glitter Photo: Pixabay
In the media: Luleå University of Technology educates water engineers

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
The use of normalization to better understand trends in the concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage

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.

Stefan Indahl, CEO of Aarsleff rörteknik AB. Photo: Aarsleff rörteknik AB
"The water sector needs more engineers"

"Solving the technical challenges in the water sector will require many new engineers", says Stefan Indahl, CEO of Aarsleff rörteknik AB.