Our projects

Sweden Water Research conducts research into water and develops new, effective solutions to meet the future challenges facing the water services industry.

We create, run, participate in and initiate projects that seek out suitable partnerships, with the ultimate aim of increasing knowledge of successful methods for the development and climate change adaptation of the cities of the future. Projects within Sweden Water Research are run in close collaboration with the owner municipalities and will, in either the short or the long term, benefit day-to-day operations.

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Cykel och bilar halvt under vatten på översvämmad gata

Ongoing Projects

Climate adaptation of drainage networks

PHD PROJECT The urban society is facing large challenges with changing precipitation patterns and sea…


Project manager Hamse Kjerstadius, Reco lab hamse.kjerstadius@nsva.se Collaborative project The work with Tre Rör Ut…

Completed Projects

Cultivating urban bazaars – for sustainable, job-creating urban development, step 3

In unused underground spaces or disused industrial premises, cultivations are created for fresh spices, lettuce…

Cyanobakterier i vatten

Completed Projects


Around the world, the frequency and intensity of cyanobacterial blooms in lakes and coasts are increasing. This project will work with a real-time early warning system for risk assessment and forecasting of cyanobacterials in lakes, streams and coast.

Ongoing Projects

Digital twin for sustainable and resource efficient operation of wastewater treatment plants

Within this project, a method for developing digital twins at WWTPs will be developed, including real time process simulation and data validation.

Ongoing Projects

Educational activities – a vehicle for meeting future recruitment needs?

This project is looking into how effective the educational activities are and how they can be developed to attract both boys’ and girls’ interest in a career within the water sector.

Completed Projects

ELSA – Efficient aeration at the Swedish wastewater treatment plants

In the ELSA project, the foremost Swedish experts in aeration and operation and process engineers…

Två kvinnor vadar i ett vattendrag med ett mätinstrument mellan sig

Ongoing Projects

Evaluation of the bacterial content in sediments in connection to bathing water quality

PHD PROJECT The project focuses on investigating the source of poor bathing water quality using…

Exchange of information and results during political visit in Brussels

The aim of the visit was to bring the results from the FanpLESStic-sea project to…

Hand som håller mätinstrument över grunt vatten

Ongoing Projects

Exploration of new online methods for monitoring and analyzing bathing water quality

PHD PROJECT Isabel was first introduced to the Urbana Bad project in 2021 as part…

Completed Projects


Microplastics have been found in the most remote areas of the Baltic Sea as well…

Fingeravtryck från fyra olika typer av vatten där de olika färgerna avser vattentyp.

Completed Projects

Flow cytometry – a rapid method to study bacteria in water

This project will fractionate different parts of the fingerprint and look more specifically on which types of bacteria is present in certain fractions of the fingerprint with DNA sequencing.