Water Resources Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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About Water Resources Engineering


In Water Resources Engineering, research is pursued on how water resides and is transported in nature and in urban systems. Studies are carried out on the movement of rainwater through land and foundations, how rain and melted snow reach rivers, flooding and the design of systems to reduce the consequences of flooding, as well as on water flows, the spread of pollutants, and erosion along open coasts, rivers and lakes. We also work with Integrated Management and Planning , ie . how different sectors of society must work together to find optimal solutions to various water-related challenges. The research is of strong international character, and takes place in collaboration with many researchers and projects around the world.

Some keywords : Coastal processes (erosion, flooding, waves, currents), Hydrodynamics (channel flow, flow around bodies, pipe flow, jets), Water Quality (sustainable waste management, wastewater reuse, pharmaceutical contamination), Subsurface Hydrology (solute transport, measurement techniques, soil salinity, irrigation strategies), Climate Change (climate variability, adaptation strategies, impact assessments, groundwater regeneration), Hydro- Meteorology (coupling between climate and hydrology, hydropower forecasting, downscaling of global processes) , Flows in the Environment (transport processes, spreading of pollutants, mixing mechanisms, technical solutions), Urban Hydrology (impact of climate change, green roofs, intense rains, green-blue infrastructure), Water Resources (arid climates, irrigation, desalination, river protection).