Water for biodiversity

New substances continuously enter our waterways and cause problems for ecosystems. This places new demands on information from SMHI.

In the latest regulation letter (2023) from the Swedish government there are, for example, tasks related to new modeling of microplastics in freshwater. Loss of biodiversity is one of society's greatest challenges ahead, and it is strongly linked to both water quality and the hydrological effects of climate change. Here, SMHI will refine its range of data and calculation methods to meet the world with knowledge and methodology for mapping risk areas and the effects of various action programs.

Research lead: Maria Elenius

Dragonfly by the water.