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Maria Viklander
Maria Viklander

Maria Viklander

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491634
T3003 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


Article in journal

A study of 101 organic substances in gully pot sediments accumulated over a one-year period in Stockholm, Sweden (2023)

Wei. H, Flanagan. K, Lundy. L, Muthanna. T, Viklander. M
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 894
Article in journal

Abundance, distribution, and composition of microplastics in the filter media of nine aged stormwater bioretention systems (2023)

Lange. K, Furén. R, Österlund. H, Winston. R, Tirpak. R, Nordqvist. K, et al.
Chemosphere, Vol. 320
Article in journal

Accumulation and contamination of gully pot sediments from varied land-use types: metal loads, concentrations and speciation (2023)

Gavrić. S, Flanagan. K, Wei. H, Österlund. H, Lundy. L, Viklander. M
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 30, s. 109825-109840
Article in journal

Concentration, distribution, and fractionation of metals in the filter material of 29 bioretention facilities: a field study (2023)

Furén. R, Österlund. H, Winston. R, Tirpak. R, Dorsey. J, Smith. J, et al.
Environmental Science, Vol. 9, nr. 12, s. 3158-3173