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WAVE2 – Greywater Management for Water Re-Use (2021-2023)

Published: 26 November 2021

The vision of WAVE2 is to implement an integrated system that circulates greywater and meets the water demand of different end users through the production of fit-for-purpose water for irrigation, drinking water and groundwater recharge. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas within the National Research Programme on Ocean and Waters.

Globally, water demand increases, e.g. due to a warmer climate. At the same time fresh water is scarce, also in several areas in Sweden, especially in summer. One example is Gotland which has a high number of visitors during summer. One option to reduce the pressure on potable water sources is the re-use of greywater, which is generated in source-separating wastewater systems. Such a system is currently being planned for the new district of Visborg in Gotland. Re-use of greywater is a complex challenge that requiring innovative thinking in responsibilities, economy and organization. In addition, the selection of suitable treatment techniques for greywater is complex. The vision of WAVE2 is to implement an integrated system for greywater circulation. The implemented system leads the way for others how to manage greywater flows resource-efficiently and in relation to the demand. In WAVE2 we will identify relevant stakeholders and analyse their needs, as well as develop a systems analysis, state-of-the-art and communication plan for the implementation project.

The project partners are Luleå University of Technology and Region Gotland.

Inga Herrmann

Inga Herrmann, Associate Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 492528
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Annelie Hedström

Annelie Hedström, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 492309
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Elisabeth Kvarnström

Elisabeth Kvarnström, Adjunct Professor

Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Sylvia Kowar

Sylvia Kowar, Coordinator

Phone: +46 (0)920 491473
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering