Aging urban conventional (water) infrastructure with declining performance, and changing climate are impacting water resources and their management. Blue Green infrastructure (BGI) such as biofilter, stormwater ponds, swales etc. manage stormwater quantity by retainaing stormwater, reducing peak flows, and slowing the water transport process.
Utsav Adhikari’s research is focused in stormwater management in catchment scale using Blue-Green infrastrucutres(BGI). During the PhD project, Utsav creates numerous BGI scenarios for selected urban sub-catchments in two Swedish cities Malmö and Östersund and perform hydrological assessments using computer models. Utsav will be mainly using the computer program SWMM for his resaerch.
Utsav joined the LTU Urban Water Engineering team in May 2022 as a PhD student. Utsav completed his undergraduate studies at Kathmandu University in Nepal, earning a Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering. Utsav completed his Master's degree in Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. For this master thesis, he evaluated the effectiveness of Blue Green infrastructures using a hydrodynamic model in Lerum Municipality in Sweden. Utsav has also worked professionally in Nepal for three years as a water engineer.