Water Resources Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Welcome to the Division of 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, that is 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.

Welcome to Water Resources Engineering at Lund University, Sweden

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Adjunct Professor

We welcome Dr. Michael Butts from the Danish Meteorological Institute as Adjunct Professor at TVRL starting 1 March 2021


Michael is currently, Senior consultant (Chefconsulent) within hydrology and flooding with the Research and Development Department of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). Prior to this Michael was R&D program manager for Water Resources and Head of Innovation for Water Resources & Land Management for DHI, Denmark.

Michael B Butts has a first class honours degree in Physics from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and MSc & PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Michael has more than 25 years’ of quite comprehensive experience in hydrology, and a very broad range of research interests as a result. His experience includes hydrological and geophysical fieldwork, hydrological data analysis, network design and application of hydrological databases. He has developed and applied integrated models (surface- and groundwater) in water resources, flooding, urban hydrology, eco-hydrology and water quality management applications. He has managed, designed and delivered novel, decision support tools within flood forecasting, nitrate management, climate change & adaptation and water resource planning.

Other research activities include the application of remote sensing from weather radar, satellites and UAV’s in water resources modelling and management. His international experience encompasses water resources and flood management projects in the United States, Bangladesh, India, Hong Kong, China, Central America, Chile, Poland and the United Kingdom. He has contributed to several research projects related to climate change and have worked on climate change and climate adaptation projects related to water resources and hydropower in India, Denmark, Egypt as well as the entire Nile Basin. 

Michael has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydrology (2007-15) and the International Journal of River Basin Management (2015-17) and as member of the Editorial Board, UK (ICE) Water Management Journal (2014-15). He has also served in a number of advisory boards and as external lecturer, (2001-20), at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, in Holland, teaching catchment hydrological modeling under the Hydroinformatics programme.