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Kean Foster (kean.foster[at]
Cintia Bertacchi Uvo (cintia.uvo[at]

Lund University is Sweden’s largest university with over 42,000 students and 7,680 employees. The University has a turnover of around SEK 7 869 million (EUR 834 million), of which two thirds is in research and one third in education. It is one of northern Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities consistently ranking among the world's top 100 universities.

At the department of Water Resources Engineering, research on how water resides and is transported in nature and in urban systems is perused. 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 , ie . 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.


HSFS provides seasonal forecasts of the spring flood onset and volume (1-5 months ahead) in support of hydropower reservoir regulation planning.