Project Details


The overall objectives of the research are to:

· Increase sustainability of the built environment with respect to flood risk

· Propose steps towards improved urban flood management in Sweden

Project History: SUrF (Sustainable Urban Flood Management) is a multi-disciplinary research project at Lund University. The decision by Formas to support this project was made 16 June, 2015. According to the decision, this project is financially supported through 12.159 MSEK for three years. The nominal project duration is 1 October, 2015 - 30 September, 2018.

Participants: We have researchers from 6 departments at Lund University, and 1 department at Malmö University. There are 5 co-funding organisations: Sweden Water Research, Region Skåne, Höje å Vattenråd, Länsförsäkringar Skåne, Göteborgs stad (kretslopp och vatten). The role of the co-funders are twofold. They form a reference group which contribute with ideas based on their practical experience from working with stormwater and urban flooding issues. They also provide data and information to the researchers.
Short titleSUrF
Effective start/end date2015/10/012018/09/30

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • Malmö University (Joint applicant)
  • Sweden Water Research AB
  • Region Skåne
  • Höje å vattenråd
  • Länsförsäkringar Skåne
  • Municipality of Gothenburg

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Water Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Physical Geography
  • Information Systems
  • Economics