Evolution of Sustainable Urban Drainage in Malmo, Sweden

“The concept of sustainable urban drainage was introduced in the city of Malmö already in the late 1980s. Over the two decades the new drainage concept has been applied in Malmö, the technique has gradually been developed and further refined. This applies both to the physical planning and to the preferences regarding the technical configuration,” wrote the late Peter Stahre when his book was published.

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Sustainable Urban Drainage: Blue-green fingerprints in the city of Malmo

A new publication by Dr. Peter Stahre, published in Sweden, tells how the City of Malmö approached the management of surface rainwater/stormwater in a very balanced and sustainable fashion. The is a great example of how the environment and the receiving waters can be protected in a comprehensive, well thought out manner.

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