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Great interest in Almedalen for stormwater as a resource

Published: 10 July 2019

During this year's Almedalen week, DRIZZLE participated in the seminar "Stormwater as a resource". The seminar was organized by LTU, NCC and Tyréns.

Birgitta Olofsson, R&D manager at Tyréns and board member of DRIZZLE, was one of the speakers who asked the people in the audience to raise their hands if they were working with urban planning  urban water, and it turned out to be about half of audience.

  • It was both fun and important that we also managed to attract city planners to the seminar. Usually are those who know stormwater primarily working in the urban water sector, but in order for stormwater to really be treated as a resource, more professionals must be involved in the decision-making process, said Birgitta Olofsson, Tyréns.

An increasing number of urban environments are designed so that stormwater is handled above ground, delayed and purified, and used as a resource that enriches the urban environment in terms of experiences, recreation and natural values, but it also poses challenges.

  • In order for stormwater to be managed as a resource, more knowledge about both the functioning of stormwater treatment plants and the purification processes is required. Our industrial PhD student Robert Furén therefore evaluates the function of so-called green purification solutions, ie he evaluates, among other things, the purification and delay function for biofilters in Stockholm, says Hans Säll, Business Development Manager NCC Infra and Vice Chairman of DRIZZLE.

Under the guidance of moderator Ulf Kamne, Lena Goldkuhl, center coordinator at DRIZZLE, as well as Pär Öhrn Sagrelius, Tyrén's industrial PhD student, also participated in the discussion on how stormwater best can be used to build tomorrow's society.

Lena Goldkuhl

Lena Goldkuhl, Project Coordinator, PhD

Phone: +46 (0)920 492893
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering