About us

Sweden Water Research is a research and development (R&D) company that aims, in a targeted, resource-efficient way, to meet the challenges facing the water services industry.

We carry out research, development and innovation work in areas that are important from a sustainable social perspective. We coordinate competences in order to secure maintenance, identify new solutions and disseminate knowledge. Through collaboration we increase the opportunity to create international contacts in the field of research with a view to contributing towards a sharing of knowledge also beyond the Swedish borders.

The most important challenge facing the water services industry is perhaps climate change adaptation. We need to collect and more actively disseminate knowledge about successful ways of climate change adaptation of water services in the sustainable city. We want to be able to offer world-leading competence in sustainable water services in this important, long-term work.


Ilmar Reepalu, chair (Sydvatten)
Magdalena Beck, vice chair (VA SYD)
Johan Andersson (Sydvatten)
Nils Holmqvist (VA SYD)
Jonas Jacobsson Gjörtler (NSVA)
Björn Persson (NSVA)

Quick facts

  • Area of businessSociety, Water resources, People, Waste water as a resource, Surface water/rainwater, Waste water, Drinking water, Supply network
  • Holding company:NSVA, Sydvatten and VA SYD
  • Press contact:Anna Kristiansson
    Phone:+46 (0)738-530259, +46 (0)40-635 02 59
  • Pressmeddelanden: MyNewsDesk
    Company document

Our Management Team

Henrik Aspegren

CEO & Adjunct Professor

Anna Holmstedt

Head of HR

Jesper König

Project coordinator

Carina Hertzman

Financial accountant

David Gustavsson

Research leader

Anna Kristiansson

Communications officer

Kenneth M. Persson

Head of research

Therese Jephson

Therese Jephson

Senior Project Manager

Carina Svensson

Project manager

Holding companies