Tidig utveckling av en kvalificerad vattenvård i Sverige, vid sötvattenslaboratoriet på Lovön
When did the concerned water environment protection started in Sweden? The question is of course not easily responded. In this essay an important cornerstone is chosen: The year 1930. The chosen time contains two important invents in the Swedish water protection history: The City of Stockholm decides the location and construction of the main wastewater treatment plant, known as the Henriksdal plant. The second important decision this year was to establish a water research laboratory, focusing on the survival of the fish populations in the Swedish waters. The laboratory was located on the Lovön island, west of Stockholm. The following narrative concentrates on the history of this laboratory. The point is to highlight the importance this facility has played in the development of the Swedish water protection history. The localization of the laboratory showed to be important. Only after a few years after the inauguration in 1934 the activities incorporated the Central Water Inspection, later to be developed to the Swedish EPA. The first years at the facilities may be characterized by a pioneering spirit, coupled with internationally recognized research work.