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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 subjects provides education in Water and Environmental Engineering on bachelor and master level and 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 26 doctoral theses since then. Today, the group consists of 12 senior researchers, two adjunct professors, two coordinators, two research engineers and 25 PhD candidates.

Seminar on polluted stormwater, Oslo

On March 9, a seminar was held in Oslo, Norway, on the theme: Contaminated stormwater - requirements, challenges and nature-based treatment solutions.

I media: Kurs från LTU om dagvattenhantering i ett föränderligt klimat
In the media: Course from LTU on stormwater management in a changing climate

Luleå University of Technology has developed a new online course on stormwater in a changing climate.

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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
Lange. K, Furén. R, Österlund. H, Winston. R, Tirpak. R, Nordqvist. K, et al.
Chemosphere, Vol. 320
Article, review/survey
Österlund. H, Blecken. G, Lange. K, Marsalek. J, Gopinath. K, Viklander. M
Part of: Science of the Total Environment
Data set
Sami. M, Hedström. A, Kvarnström. E, Herrmann. I
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