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Jiri Marsalek
Jiri Marsalek

Jiri Marsalek

Adjunct Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering


Jiri Marsalek is adjunct professor of Urban Water Engineering, engaged in advising PhD students and developing new studies. His extensive research experience concerns environmental engineering and science. Leading or participating in interdisciplinary research teams, he has worked and published on: urban drainage hydraulics (e.g., hydraulics of road/bridge drainage and sewers, flow metrology); urban hydrology (design rainfalls in, and adaptation to, a changing climate, urban snow hydrology); quality of stormwater and combined sewer overflows (CSOs) (described by solids, chemicals, faecal microorganisms and heat content); impacts of stormwater and CSOs on receiving waters (toxicity and exceedance of environmental limits); prevention or mitigation of such impacts by planning and retrofitting of existing systems (including environmental policies, best management practices, treatment processes, or low impact development measures); and, the assessment of existing environmental systems for controlling wet-weather pollution impacts (e.g., The Terraview-Willowfield Stormwater Management Facility located in Toronto). 


In his earlier career, Jiri Marsalek has worked as research manager and senior scientist at Environment Canada, Burlington, ON, Canada, and among other achievements, holds an Honorary Doctorate (PhD h.c.) from Luleå University of Technology “for his contributions to scientific and engineering advances in urban water management” (2006) and the IWA honorary lifetime membership “for outstanding contributions to the Association and to the water sector” (2010).



Article in journal

A Data-Driven Approach to Stormwater Quality Analysis in Two Urban Catchments (2022)

Larm. T, Wahlsten. A, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Sustainability, Vol. 14, nr. 5
Article in journal

Exploiting urban roadside snowbanks as passive samplers of organic micropollutants and metals generated by traffic (2022)

Müller. A, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Environmental Pollution, Vol. 308
Article in journal

Microplastics (MPs) in urban roadside snowbanks: Quantities, size fractions and dynamics of release (2022)

Vijayan. A, Österlund. H, Magnusson. K, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 851, part 2
Article in journal

Comparison of three explorative methods for identifying building surface materials contributing pollutants to stormwater (2021)

Müller. A, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 299
Conference paper

Comparison of three methods for identification of building surface materials as sources of stormwater pollution (2021)

Müller. A, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Paper presented at : 15th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Melbourne, 25-28 October 2021