“DRIZZLE - Centre for Stormwater Management” is one of Vinnova funded competence centers for research in areas of importance for Sweden. Within DRIZZLE, excellent, needs-driven research is conducted that creates knowledge to support the development of research-based, adapted, sustainable stormwater management solutions. DRIZZLE’s vision is to develop pioneering, research-based stormwater management soltutions, to minimize pollution loads on receiving waters; to minimize the risk for flooding in urban areas; and to capture the opportunities that stormwater runoff can offer.
The total funding for DRIZZLE is around 12 million Euro for five years. Vinnova accounts for around 4 million Euro and the participating municipalities, companies and Luleå University of Technology account for the rest.
DRIZZLE consists of 11 partners, i.e. Aarsleff Pipe Technologies, Stormwater&Sewers, Järven Ecotech, Luleå municipality, Luleå University of Technology (centre leader), NCC Infrastructure, Rent Dagvatten, Stockholm City, Stockholm Water, StormTac and Tyréns.
The research within DRIZZLE consists of everything from lab experiments to research in the field, mainly in Luleå and Stockholm. In Stockholm, Riddarfjärden's catchment area is mainly used as a starting point for being able to develop site-efficient stormwater solutions with the help of research.