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Urban Water Engineering

The Urban Water Engineering research group aims at contributing to the development of more sustainable urban water management systems focusing on:

  • Snow and stormwater quality
  • Stormwater treatment (biofilter, wet ponds and advanced treatment technology)
  • Green Infrastructure and adaptation of urban water systems to climate change
  • Sewer system ( inflow and infiltration, renovation strategies, FOG (fat, oil and grease) deposits and innovative sewer installations)
  • Stormwater planning and responsibility
  • Waste water treatment in small scale facilities

Furthermore, our group contributes with several courses to the master programmes in Civil Engineering, Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and the two-year higher education diploma programme in Built Environment.

Established in 1993, the Urban Water Engineering research group has produced 24 doctoral theses since then. Today, the group consists of 11 senior researchers, two adjunct professors, two coordinators, two research engineers and 23 PhD candidates.

Awarded publication from Urban Water Engineering

The 2022 Best Case Study Award for the publication "Valuing the Multiple Benefits of Blue-Green Infrastructure for a Swedish Case Study: Contrasting the Economic Assessment Tools B£ST and TEEB" was granted by the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment to researchers from the Urban Water Engineering research group. The award ceremony was part of the 2022 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress in Atlanta, in the session for Urban Water Resources Research Council Awards and Lecture.

Charlotta Jernå har studerat Civilingenjör Naturresursteknik
Master’s thesis about liquid composting of blackwater in Hölö, Södertälje

Charlotta Jernå has studied Natural Resource Engineering, specializing in environment and water at Luleå University of Technology. She has now published her Master’s thesis. The study aimed to evaluate the liquid compost in Södertälje, which is part of the municipality's nutrient recirculation system.

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Centre for Stormwater Management

Article in journal
Larm. T, Wahlsten. A, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Sustainability, Vol. 14, nr. 5
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary
Müller. A
Article in journal
Wei. H, Muthanna. T, Lundy. L, Viklander. M
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 29, nr. 43, s. 65452-65465
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