Viable Water Management and Governance for Futures (VIWAFU), a professional network for international and interdisciplinary collaboration amongst researchers from the Nordic and Baltic countries, was built for providing and sharing knowledge on water management and governance for future policy and decision making during the years 2012–2014. VIWAFU organized four workshops for MSc students, PhD students, […]
Författare Johanna Sörensen, Vuokko Kurki, Ruta Sidaraviciute, Samuel Ngari Kibocha, Inga Retike, Geoffrey Ikobe, Martynas Tichonovas, Erika Elijosiute, Riikka Rajala
Nyckelord (Keyword) Network Building, interdisciplinary collaboration, Nordic and Baltic countries
During the late summer of 2014 there was a series of intense rainfall events, which caused severe flooding in several municipalities in Sweden. The by far worst event was the cloudburst in Scania, 31/8, not only in terms of rain intensities and volumes, but also the fact that the more intense parts of the rainfall […]
Författare Claes Hernebring, Stefan Milotti, Susanne Steen Kronborg, Tomas Wolf, Erik Mårtensson
Urban water utilities have realised the importance and the possibility of improving the energy efficiency of their operations; and also have started looking at urban water utilities as essentially energy-producers. The driving factors are economic issues, environmental goals, self-image, public demands etc. Even Norway which enjoys an abundance of clean and green energy and freshwater, […]
Författare G. Venkatesh, Hogne Nersund Larsen
Nyckelord (Keyword) Water-energy nexus, energy efficiency, Urban water utilities, Norway
As a part of the BUCEFALOS project, which aims to decrease the eutrophication in the Baltic Sea, production wetlands has been constructed in the creeks Tullstorpsån and Albäcksån in the municipality of Trelleborg in Scania. The plants in the wetlands are to be continuously harvested, thereby ensuring that the phytoremediation efficiency of the wetlands is […]
Författare Mimmi Ljungberg
Nyckelord (Keyword) Production wetland, high value products, Phragmites Australis, Chara vulgaris, Cladophora s.p, Phalaris arundinacea, gibberellic acid, polypyrrole cellulose
In the early 70ies, water in lakes and streams in Sweden was generally clean enough for minimal water treatment to be considered sufficient. The situation was altered by the introduction of novel organisms, e.g., Cryptosporidium and Giardia, into Swedish waters. Since the year 2000, these unicellular parasites are inherent to several surface waters in Sweden. […]
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