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About This Research Project

EcoDiver is a research project


Participating Org:   LTH, Lund University (Lund) and KTH (Stockholm)

Financial Support:   Naturvårdsverket (

Project Leader:            Professor Magnus Persson and Linus Zhang

Project Period:        2020 - 2024

The Research Team

The research team from LTH and KTH are working closely with a number of Working Packages (WP), involving relevant stakeholders (reference groups)


Professor Magnus Persson

LTH, Project Leader

Magnus Persson has published 115 scientific publications within the field of hydrology. His main research interests are measurement techniques, solute transport modelling, irrigation management and effects of climate change on water resources. He is the editor of the Swedish national practitioner Journal of Water Management and Research (Vatten). 
o Role in project: principal investigator and project manager. Responsible for WP4 coordination, will participate in all four WPs.


Professor Linus Zhang

LTH, Senior Researcher and project leader

Linus Zhang has long experiences in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and surface hydrology. He has also been working with hydrological modelling in both urban and rural areas and software development related to decision support tools.

o Role in project: Co-project leader and will participate in WP2 and WP3. 


Professor Michael Butts

LTH/DMI, Senior Researcher

Michael Butts, R&D Program Manager, Water Resources at DHI. His research includes surface water-groundwater interactions, eco-hydrology, climate change in hydrological modelling, innovative distributed modelling and decision support systems.  
o Role in project: will participate in WP2 and 3

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Assad Mohammad Tahir

LTH, Research Project Assistant

Mr. Assad has a background in water resources engineering with broad interests in hydrology and hydraulics as well as environmental engineering. 

o Role in project:  Participate in WPs 1 to 3 with field work, sampling and analysis of data; assisting practical work related to the project.

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Professor Anders Wörman

KTH, Senior Researcher

Anders Wörman takes research interests in water resources problems related to 
hydrology and environmental hydraulics. Ongoing research are due to water and energy availability in terrestrial hydrology, effects of climate fluctuations and landscape changes on runoff, hydropower regulation, extreme flows in rivers and safety of embankment dams. 
o Role in project: responsible for WP2 coordination, will also take part in WP1


Dr. Erik Nilsson

LTH, Senior Researcher

Erik Nilsson received his PhD at the Division of Water Resources Engineering in 2019. 
His expertise is in the assessment of patterns and drivers of regional crop production. He is lecturing in hydrology and water resource management and undertakes research on water quality in southern Sweden and improved statistical methods for locally adapted weather forecasts.  
o Role in project: responsible for WP1 coordination, will also participate in WP2 and 4. 


Professor Cintia Bertacchi Uvo

LTH, Senior Researcher

Cintia Bertacchi Uvo´s research areas cover hydro-climatology, interactions between climate and hydrology, seasonal hydrological forecasting and long-term hydrological and climate variability and change. 
o Role in project: will participate in WP2. 


Professor Joakim Riml

KTH, Senior Researcher

Joakim Riml's research studies contemporary societal challenges linked to hydrology and water resources with an overall focus on how water, energy and pollution move through landscapes and the human and ecological consequences of these flows. Special interests include the transport and retention of nutrients in agricultural landscapes, carbon dioxide exports from catchments, changing runoff patterns linked to geomorphological changes in the landscape, and hydropower regulation.
o Role in project: will take part in WP1 and WP2.

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