Maria Viklander

Title: Professor, Chaired Professor
Organization: Luleå University of Technology
Research Area: Urban Water Engineering
Division: Architecture and Water
Department: Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491634
Room: L207 - Luleå »
City: Luleå

Maria Viklander is chaired professor in Urban Water Engineering and responsible for research carried out in the urban water field. Her trans-disciplinary research is conducted in close cooperation with stake-holders in order to develop sustainable urban water systems considering urbanization, resource constraints and climate change. Maria’s main research interest is stormwater quality regarding sources of pollutants, stormwater treatment and management as well as integration of stormwater issues and green infrastructure into urban planning and building. As expert in cold climate aspects of stormwater quality and management, she also specializes on snow quality, snowmelt and snow handling. Furthermore, Maria focuses on quantitative aspects of urban drainage in relation to surface run-off, flooding and mitigating systems and urban building to become more resilient to climate change. She also contributes to the development of research within the area of sewer management.

Research projects

Ongoing and completed research projects



Article in journal
Merriman, L et al.

Evaluation of factors affecting soil carbon sequestration services of stormwater wet retention ponds in varying climate zones

Ingår i Science of the Total Environment, ISSN 0048-9697
Article in journal
Al-Rubaei, A et al.

Survey of the Operational Status of 25 Swedish Municipal Stormwater Management Ponds

Ingår i Journal of environmental engineering, ISSN 0733-9372
Article in journal
Blecken, G et al.

Stormwater control measure (SCM) maintenance considerations to ensure designed functionality

Ingår i Urban Water Journal, ISSN 1573-062X
Article in journal
Mattsson, J et al.

Impacts on rural wastewater systems in subarctic regions due to changes in inputs from households

Ingår i Journal of cold regions engineering, ISSN 0887-381X
Article in journal
Moghadas, S et al.

Laboratory study of infiltration into two frozen engineered (sandy) soils recommended for bioretention

Ingår i Hydrological Processes, ISSN 0885-6087
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Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 21 October 2016


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