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Water Resources Engineering

 WRE-LU – The Department of Water Resources Engineering at Lund University represents a wide variety of water-related specialties that can be divided into 9 categories. Thus, we work on almost every aspect of water. Our overall goal is to provide a better understanding of the interaction between physical processes and human activities, which is our contribution to a more sustainable global development.

At present, the group is comprised of several professors, researchers and PhD students. As an illustration of the international focus of our work, the group represents several different nationalities. 

Main research areas

Coastal Processes

Waves, currents, sediment transport, coastal protection, integrated coastal planning and management, impact of climate change, development of numerical models.

Climate Change

Climate variability vs. change, adaptation strategies, impact assessments (hydropower production forecasting, agriculture, ground-water regeneration, water balance & nutrients in the Baltic Sea).

Flows in the Environment

Hydrodynamics of surface waters, transport processes & spreading of pollutants, mixing mechanisms, jets & plumes, technical solutions for pollution discharge, stratification.

Hydro-Meteorology

Coupling between climate and hydrological models, hydrological downscaling, forecasting seasonal to decadal climate services.

Hydrodynamics

Free-surface flow, unsteady flow, boundary layers, flow around structures, nearshore circulation, water-sediment interaction, pipe flow, jets & mixing processes.

Subsurface Hydrology

Soil water and groundwater movement, arid soil management, measurement techniques, dielectric properties of soil and other porous materials, solute transport, macropore flow, soil salinity.

Urban Hydrology

Climate change effects on stormwater systems, green roofs, snowmelt in urban environments, stormwater in low income peri-urban areas, intense rains, open storm water management, green-blue infrastructure, sustainable cities.

Water Resources

Arid-zone hydrology, irrigation, desalination, integrated water resources/river basin management, infrastructure adaptation, river rehabilitation & protection, hydrosolidarity, artficial recharge systems, EU flood directive.

Water Quality

Landfill microbiology, sustainable solid waste management, bacterial biofilm communities in drinking water, reuse of wastewater, aspects of pharmaceutical contamination.

Catherine Paul

Associate professor

Research Areas

Anaerobic microbiology of landfills; anaerobic methane oxidation; bacterial communities associated with drinking water; microbial water quality; microbial communities in industry; PCR; DNA sequencing

Contact information: 

Phone: +46 46 222 83 28 V 3136
Email: Catherine.Paul@tmb.lth.se

Hans Hanson

Professor/PhD

Research Areas

Coastal sediment transport processes. Analytical and numerical modeling of shoreline evolution. Impact of climate change on coastal flooding and erosion. Measures for protection of coastal resources and beaches. Morphological processes at coastal inlets. Integrated coastal zone planning and management. Functional design of coastal protective measures. Harbour planning.

Contact information:

Phone: +46462228987
E-mail: hans.hanson@tvrl.lth.se

 

 

Linus Zhang

Associate professor 

Research Areas

Integrated Water Resources Management; Arid-zone hydrology; Hydrological modeling.

Contact information: 

Phone: +46 46 222 43 44 V 3135
Cellphone: +46 (0)707 658 791
E-mail: Linus.Zhang@tvrl.lth.se

 

 

Ronny Berndtsson

Professor, PhD

Research Areas

Nonlinear climatic variation on precipitation and runoff, urban hydrology, solute transport, water resources, hydropolitics, hydrosolidarity, Arid and semiarid climate, Sustainability

Contact information: 

Phone: +46 46 222 89 86 V 3146
E-mail: Ronny.Berndtsson@tvrl.lth.se

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Contact

Catherine Paul

Phone: +46 46 222 83 28 V 3136
E-mail: Catherine.Paul@tmb.lth.se

Hans Hanson

Phone: +46462228987
E-mail: hans.hanson@tvrl.lth.se

Linus Zhang

Phone: +46 46 222 43 44 V 3135
Cellphone: +46 (0)707 658 791
E-mail: Linus.Zhang@tvrl.lth.se

Ronny Berndtsson

Phone: +46 46 222 89 86 V 3146
E-mail: Ronny.Berndtsson@tvrl.lth.se