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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.

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.

Climate-adapted design criteria for green infrastructure

In the context of increasing urbanisation and global warming, there is a growing interest in the implementation of green infrastructure (GI) across different climates and regions. Identifying an appropriate GI design criteria is essential to ensure that the design is tailored to satisfy local environmental requirements.

Study Photo: Simon Eliasson
Courses on Micropollutants and Water & Energy

The Water Research School will provide courses in the autumn of 2022

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


Centre for Stormwater Management

Article in journal
Larm. T, Wahlsten. A, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Sustainability, Vol. 14, nr. 5
Article in journal
Wei. H, Muthanna. T, Lundy. L, Viklander. M
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Article in journal
Lehtoranta. S, Laukka. V, Vidal. B, Heiderscheidt. E, Postila. H, Nilivaara. R, et al.
Frontiers in Environmental Science, Vol. 10
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