SUSTAINABLE URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT.
The Swedish urban water systems have been in use and under continuous development for more than a century. The urban water systems of today fulfil to a high degree basic requiremenrs concerning safety, hygiene and protection of the environmeni. For the past years, however, the systems have been criticised from the viewpoint of sustainability. The planning and managemeni ofthe future urban water systems is highly unclear.
MISTRA. (The Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research) has granted SEK 30 M for the period 1999-2001 to the research programme “Sustainable Urban Water Management“. Research departments from eight Swedish universities pardcipate in the programme, from Luleå in the North to Lund in the South.