Water and environment

Today’s cities have an unavoidable impact on the environment, but adverse effects can be minimised. Sweco’s water and environmental specialists work with reducing harmful emissions, recycling waste and ensuring access to clean water. We also offer solutions that reduce climate impact and adapt society to a changed climate.


  • Acoustics and vibrations
  • Air
  • Chemicals
  • Climate calculations and cost-benefit analysis
  • Cultural Environment
  • Ecological assessments and environmental impact assessments (EIA)
  • Environment and energy dynamics in buildings
  • Environmental management and support
  • Geothermal energy
  • Ground water and water protection
  • Hydraulic modelling and flow measurement
  • Natural environment
  • Stormwater
  • Site remediation
  • Waste
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water and environmental engineering and network co-ordination

Climate calculations and cost-benefit analysis

Living close to the water is popular, yet more climate change leads to new challenges. Society must be adapted to cope with heavier rainfall, rising ocean levels and higher floodwaters. Our committed experts help predict what consequences climate change might have, in the form of greater flooding risk, for example.  

Sweco has developed a socioeconomic cost-benefit analysis (CBA) model that has successfully been used in a vast number of projects. Using CBA, we can perform a socioeconomic analysis of the planned actions, under which the benefit, in the form of less risk of flooding, is weighed alongside the costs of taking the actions. CBA enables the early identification of the most advantageous actions and thus becomes a crucial decision-making basis for all types of projects. 

We also work on charting flooding risks and proposing actions, and developing strategies for the regulation and tapping of lake water. When development extends into the water in coastal areas, we also calculate currents. Our experts produce environmental impact assessments and various types of technical descriptions, as well as designing dams and other flow-regulating structures.



  • Martina
    Division Manager, ENVIRONMENT
    +46 738076222
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  • Emma
    Regional manager WATER AND ENVIRONMENT, North
    +46 727169058
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  • Sofia
    Regional manager WATER AND ENVIRONMENT, central region
    +46 738263666
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  • Mats
    Regional manager WATER, South
    +46 761418808
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  • Magnus
    Regional manager WATER, West
    +46 734121835
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  • Jakob
    Regional manager WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
    +46 706096428
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  • Karin
    Regional manager ENVIRONMENT, west
    +46 700823225
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  • Maria
    Liberg Kristiansson
    Regional manager ENVIRONMENT, South
    +46 730766185
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  • Henrik
    Regional manager WATER, East
    +46 734126378
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