Storm-water management in Malmö and Copenhagen with regard to climate change scenarios

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The current status of storm-water management in the neighbor cities of Copenhagen and Malmö was studied with respect to present measures and the implemented systems in both cities. Application of blue-green solutions in the outer parts of Malmö started in the 1990s; hence collaboration between different departments in the municipality is more structured in the city of Malmö while in Copenhagen the process is still based on traditional pipe systems and CSO management with the exception of Ørestad. However, more blue-green solutions are to be applied in Copenhagen in the coming years. Concerning the climate adaptation plans in regard to the Three Points Approach (3PA), Copenhagen has determined the required framework for adaptation of the inner parts of the city with regard to extreme rainfalls (Cloudburst Management Plan in Copenhagen) while Malmö has focused on implementation of open systems in the suburbs taking design rain criteria into account.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
JournalVatten: tidskrift för vattenvård /Journal of Water Management and research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Water Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering


  • Cloudburst
  • BMP
  • Three Points Approach
  • Climate change
  • Storm-water


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