KTH and Värmdö municipality start test bed in water supply
Watercentre@KTH has been awarded SEK 500,000 from Vinnova for a water supply test bed project together with Värmdö municipality. The aim is to develop new sustainable and small-scale solutions for safe water supply and good water status in the Baltic Sea.
The test bed development is part of a long-term effort for a sustainable archipelago and good community service aimed at developing a multitude of solutions for sustainable water supply, which can be applied in different contexts with different conditions. The goal is that the test bed will help ensure access to safe drinking water.
The test bed development is a prioritised part of the partnership cooperation between Värmdö Municipality and Watercentre@KTH, which was signed earlier in 2018. Within the project, the public sector, civil society, academy and industry cooperate for increased quality of life, entrepreneurship and sustainability in the archipelago.
The application is about creating conditions for a test bed where technical and organisational solutions for small-scale water supply will be tested in a real environment on the island Sandön in the Stockholm archipelago. The application has been considered in competition with other projects to have a strong potential to create an open test bed that adequately addresses both contemporary and future challenges and complements the more large-scale solutions available.