Circular Water Challenge
This project described water resources, real water needs, and how water can be reused on seven islands in the Baltic Sea (Oaxen, Sandhamn, Möja, Torsholma, Kökar, Korpo and Örö).
Project name: Circular Water Challenge
Project leader: Christian Pleijel, KTH
Participating universities/ companies/organisations: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Project period: 2018-2019
Financing: Region Stockholm (Sweden), Södertälje kommun (Sweden), Värmdö kommun (Sweden), Ålands landskapsregering (Finland), Kökar kommun (Finland), Brändö kommun (Finland), Pargas stad (Finland), Forststyrelsen (Finland), Nordiska skärgårdssamarbetet.
This study has described the water and sewage situation on seven islands in the Baltic Sea (Oaxen, Sandhamn, Möja, Torsholma, Kökar, Korpo and Örö), based on a model where islands are sliced into three levels: the natural landscape (water supply, hydrogeology, environment), the social landscape (settlement, activities, needs in time and space), and the technical landscape (VA infrastructure including costs). When applying this model to an island, you get a clear picture of the island's water resources, the real water needs, and where it is possible save water by reducing the load on outlets, production and drainage. Three different cases of water reuse were developed during the study, see more in the film and reports.
Christian Pleijel, email@example.com