VATTENPROBLEM I LUND OCH VÄRLDEN Teknisk vattenresurslära, LTH, åren 1966-1988 / Water Problems in Lund and in the World Department of Water Resources Engineering 1966-1988
The activities at the Department of Water Resources Engineering (previously the Department of Hydraulics) from 1966-1988 was characterized by a socially a ware attitude to water issues. There were obvious reasons for such an approach. The department launched its activties in the midst of global concerns for the lack of adequate water resources to meet the demand of a seemingly limidess world population growth. The paper also describes extensive research projects concerning coastal processes and urban hydrology. The latter deals mainly with issues about stormwater runoff and precipitation. Primary focus is on point and nonpoint sources (the difference between point and areal representation ofprecipitation). The co-operation established on a national as well as an inrernational level has been of great importance for the progress ofthe department. This was manifested by a long series of conferences, symposia and courses.