Clean water and sewerage services are essential for the continued growth of cities and society in the future. Sweco's experts ensure that water and sewerage treatment systems supply clean water and they deal with the waste water discharged by thousands of people each day. We always include an integrated approach and ensure that economic considerations, the environment and people are taken into account.
Precipitation patterns are changing, causing wet winters and summers with cloudbursts. Precipitation intensity is expected to increase by 30–40% in this century. In addition, sea levels are rising and storm surges are experienced as more extreme and more frequent than previously.
When designing tomorrow’s urban areas, Sweco takes account of precipitation patterns, the risk of flooding and the sustainable use of everyday rainwater. This is done not only in drainage projects or site development projects, but at an overarching level to minimise an urban area’s carbon footprint. Our goal is to turn rainwater into a resource rather than a problem, and to make an urban area more resilient to the effects of any storm surges.
Based on calculations of value and the charting of risk relating to heavy downpours and storm surges, we provide advice on where and how the investments for damage reduction and development can best be used. Sweco also prepares specific, clear emergency response plans to reduce the scope of damage in the event of heavy downpours or storm surges.
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