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Our vital water

IVL Swedish Environmental Institute has a strong collective water expertise. Get help from us when you need a holistic view of water issues, or when preparing for the water challenges of the future.

IVL has broad expertise in water-related matters. We work with everything from advanced water treatment technology to the development of the blue economy. Research into environmental impacts and analyses are fundamental to our operations.

On behalf of municipalities, regional administrative boards, and businesses, IVL conducts risk assessments, inventories, and environmental studies on how various operations affect our groundwater, watercourses, lakes, and marine ecosystems. We produce recommendations and decision support to achieve the smallest possible environmental impact.

Collaborating with industry and regional actors

Sjöstadsverket Water Innovation Centre, SWIC, is our unique pilot and demonstration facility where we, in close collaboration with industry, develop world-leading technologies for reusing and utilising treated wastewater. Together with Region Gotland and several other actors, we are developing technology to use rainwater.

IVL has extensive marine operations at Kristineberg Center, a research station near Lysekil on the Swedish west coast. Together with local and regional actors, we develop methods and technologies for sustainable aquaculture, marine technology and ecosystem management.

The latest news in water

Water in ecosystems

IVL's research contributes to detecting risks and threats to our marine environments – we work just as much with averting these threats.

Wastewater treatment plant by Mithi River in Mumbai, India

Clean water in Mumbai

VL's work focused on SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation – continues in India. Currently, IVL is working as an environmental consultant in several projects related to clean water in Mumbai, for example the Mithi River Rejuvenation Projects, which aim to reduce the pollution load of the river and restore it to its original state.

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Marine micro-debris

Micro-debris is small particles of plastic, textiles, rubber, asphalt, and various incineration particles. There is still a lack of comprehensive knowledge of the risks posed by micro-debris in the environment – which means further investigation is important.

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Oil spills and emissions

Oil is increasingly transported on the seas, leading to a greater risk of oil spills. IVL has experience from numerous oil spills, and has conducted several large environmental follow-ups.

Services offered by IVL in the field of water

IVL helps you develop solutions that help foster sustainable operations and a sustainable society. Everything we do rests on a scientific foundation, and if you engage us as a consultant, you get all our research as part of the deal.

Contact IVL's water experts

Mikael Olshammar, medarbetare på IVL

Mikael Olshammar

Group manager, water

Linda Kanders medarbetare på IVL

Linda Kanders

Environmental technology,
water and waste water

Åsa Strand medarbetare på IVL

Åsa Strand

Senior expert aquaculture

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Magnus Rahmberg

Process modelling and digitalisation

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