Varför etableras en forskningsstation vid Bolmen? / Why establish a research station at lake Bolmen?
The article presents the initiative behind the Bolmen Research Station in Hylte Municipality, South Sweden, which was initiated in 2017, enabling site-based research, development and innovation on lakes and lake-based activities starting at Lake Bolmen. This lake is the main raw water resource for Skåne. Since 1987, the company Sydvatten has taken raw water from the lake to the drinking water treatment plant Ringsjöverket in Stehag, Skåne. The research station has been established to increase knowledge about the lake and how water quality changes over time. However, the station has also been established to link to other relevant topics such as fishing, fish conservation, outdoor life, tourism, local business development, regional and community development, and green rural services.