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Circular waterflows at Malmös Hospital area

Reference number
Coordinator Region Skåne - Regionfastigheter
Funding from Vinnova SEK 478 299
Project duration April 2018 - March 2019
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2018 (spring)

Purpose and goal

The purpose was to take advantage of unused water resources in the Malmö hospital area to promote circular sustainable resource use, in a way that does not compromise patient safety. The primary goal was to create a total solution for resource management of water in the Malmö hospital area, which was partly achieved. Collaboration between project partners and action proposals from the project, will pave the way for continued work on implementing circulating solutions linked to the hospital area.

Expected results and effects

The project took samples and analyzed waste water from the Malmö hospital area regarding drug residues. The analysis showed that the hospital does not have exceptionally larger discharges than the rest of the city, why local treatment at the hospital cannot be justified. The project has resulted in proposals where drainage-, day- and storm water is led to the pond Pildammarna, close to the hospital, to reduce the continuous refilling of drinking water that is being done today.

Planned approach and implementation

In the project, organizations that have not previously collaborated have had the opportunity to do so and different constellations have come out and will live on after the project. Subgroups were created to be able to focus on different flows in the collaboration between the project members. Workshops were carried out with the entire group for knowledge exchange. External actors were invited and field trips were conducted to obtain input to the project.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-00378

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