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Visualization of climate change and challenges for city planning

HydrologyClimate

A new production with visualization technology presents future climate and consequences for cities. Presentations of Urban Water Vision will be held in a Geodome at Stockholm Water Week.

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Climate change affects groundwater

HydrologyClimate

Rising temperatures and more precipitation up to the turn of next century mean that parts of Sweden will have higher groundwater levels, while levels in the south-east of the country may decrease sharply. These are the findings of research carried out by SMHI, the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) …

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Tools for floods and coasts

HydrologyOceanographyClimate

A new EU-project develops solutions for discharge and nutrients to coastal areas across Europe. The model OPERR will provide data for monitoring and forecasts of volume flow and nutrients in European rivers.

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Scientific comparison of water quality models

Hydrology

A unique scientific comparison of hydrological models to assess water quality is being carried out. The primary aim of the international study is to increase knowledge on uncertainties in model-based decision support.

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Climate change a threat to sewage systems

Hydrology

Many cities could face problems with their sewage in the future. A research study for Stockholm shows that a change in precipitation, combined with a population increase, could bring disruptions as early as the middle of the century.

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Unique service for European waters

Hydrology

Is the flooding extreme? How often is there severe flooding? Brand new opportunities for analysing water issues in Europe are now opening up thanks to a web service developed by SMHI. High-resolution information about water flows can be downloaded free of charge.

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New research into water flows in a changed climate

HydrologyClimate

How can climate change affect water flows, flooding and the transfer of nutrients via water? A far-reaching research project is set to develop a new generation of tools for hydrological climate impact.

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Baltic Sea environment visualised during World Water Week

HydrologyOceanographyClimate

What causes eutrophication in the Baltic Sea? What are the future scenarios for the ocean? Ocean environment issues was illustrated in a visualisation dome theatre during World Water Week in Stockholm, September 6-8. SMHI also took part in workshops on the theme of Water Quality.

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Spring flood increases phosphorus discharges

Hydrology

The discharge of phosphorus is an important part of the puzzle for reducing eutrophication in lakes and seas. Research shows that phosphorus levels can increase significantly in connection with the spring flood. More measurements will improve knowledge.

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New study: South Africa in a warmer climate

HydrologyClimate

Warmer and drier, as well as heavier rainfall. South Africa is one of the regions that will be affected the most by climate change. A new research report shows how the climate will change and how various areas of society can adapt to the new conditions.

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