Källby Water Workshop, Lund

Källby Water Workshop is an innovative test bed and an arena where companies, universities and utilities can work together to develop the future measurement methods for drinking water quality.

About the project

The closed down Källby water treatment plant in Lund is given new life as an innovative test bed – an arena where companies, universities and utilities can work together to develop the future measurement methods for drinking water quality. It will serve as a neutral platform where the unique exchange of information and experience will speed up the process of finding suitable technologies.

Developing methods that enable online monitoring would contribute to safer and more sustainable drinking water management. In practice this means, among other things, that operating personnel can act more quickly in the event of incidents such as leakage or contamination, thus reduce the risk to the public and reduce the use of drinking water. It is an important step towards achieving the global sustainability goals.

Collaboration along the water chain

We offer a unique possibility to test products along the whole water chain:

  • Källby Water Workshop (drinking water)
  • Research Station Bolmen (raw water)
  • Reco Lab (recirculated waste water)

We want to create collaborations in the test bed where VA SYD, NSVA, Sydvatten and Sweden Water Reseach contribute with knowledge and help companies to develop relevant instruments.

Support from Vinnova

During the period May 2021 – May 2024, the project will be carried out with financial support from Vinnova.

Project leaders

Josefin Barup and Markus Fröjd, Sweden Water Research

Goals

• Create collaborations and experience charring between companies, utilities and university.
• Testing of new instruments for online drinking water quality measurement
• Act as a platform for Master theses

Partners in this project