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New knowledge of climate effects on lakes

The European Union’s focus on acquiring data in Copernicus programme has made a large amount of data openly accessible and useable. In a case study of climate change in water courses in Jönköping County, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has created new knowledge to the …

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Climate change shifts timing of European floods

A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a new international river flow dataset of unparalleled scale and diversity, to which the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has contributed. This is the first time this link has been demonstrated at a continental …

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Ground construction can be adapted to a changing climate

As part of the ongoing process of raising awareness in society of how ground construction can be adapted to a changing climate, the Swedish Geotechnical Intitute has produced an Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out a series of measures to adapt ground construction to a variable and …

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Introduction course to The Planning and Building act

The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning has released an introduction course to The Planning and Building act (PBL). In the first part, they give a general introduction to the PBL, followed by four parts – the comprehensive plan, detailed development plan, building permit and …

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Natural erosion control measures better for the environment

Living close to a river might be desirable but it could leave you susceptible to the perils of erosion. Hard erosion control – using rock – represents a major intrusion into the natural landscape. To address this problem the Swedish Geotechnical Intitute has produced a report aimed at …

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Climate change can lead to an increase in contaminant dispersion

Climate change in the future, with more rain and rising groundwater levels, will in all probability lead to an increase in contaminant dispersion in Västra Götaland. This is revealed in a SGI Publication – Climate Impact on Contaminant Dispersion in the River Basin of Göta Älv, Sweden.

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Adaptation to a changed climate benefits the forestry sector

Climate change affects the forest’s growing conditions, but with the right knowledge and tools we can adapt the planting of new trees to both existing and future climate conditions. Researchers at the SMHI Rossby Centre have collaborated with the Swedish Forestry Research Institute Skogforsk to …

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New bedrock data over northern Sweden

New bedrock data over the southern parts of Norrbotten county is now available from the Geological Survey of Sweden's bedrock database. An area of ​​approximately 40,000 square kilometers in southern Norrbotten has been surveyed. The bedrock data can be used as a basis for planning infrastructure, …

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National Action Plan for managing ground conditions

Climate change is expected to have serious impacts on the Swedish housing and infrastructure. No national strategy yet exists to facilitate the planning required to act upon it. The Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) is therefore voluntarily developing a national action plan for the land use in …

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Visualisation tool for Nordic homeowners

The tool VisAdapt is designed to guide homeowners to reduce weather-related impacts, and aims to increase Nordic homeowners’ adaptive capacity to climate change. Homeowners are able to visualise weather-related risks affecting their homes by their specific input. 

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