Upstream work in Swedish municipalities

Emma Fältström, PhD student at Sweden Water Research, presents the study Upstream work today and in the future – municipal perspectives in a report.

Upstream work is an important measure to reduce environmental pollution in society and prevent pollution that has already been introduced to society from entering the water- or nutrient cycle.

Emma has investigated how the upstream work is carried out in Swedish water and wastewater organisations, and potential future directions, for wastewater, raw water and stormwater. The intention was also to provide municipalities with the opportunity to express needs and contribute with success stories from their own work.

The results from this study provide a first insight into how upstream work is carried out in the municipalities.

The report is in Swedish but the summary can be read in English. Link to report