14 October 2021
Water levels are changing – build wisely!
We know that heavy rainfall can cause flooding along watercourses and in low-lying areas. We also know that storms can cause flooding and erosion along the coastline and that sea levels are slowly rising. As conditions change, we need to re-think our land-use practices and plan our communities to make them safe and livable for future generations as well.
13 October 2021
Dispersion paths for contaminated sediments investigated
Two newly published articles present the possibility of dispersion and possible dispersion pathways for contaminants from fibrous deposits.
3 June 2021
Ten national risk areas have been identified
In a new report, the Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) have identified ten areas with climate related risks for landslide, flooding and shore erosion.
27 March 2020
SGI visits Tokyo for knowledge exchange
Research cooperation between Sweden and Japan within the field of soil stabilisation has been successfully carried out for more than 20 years. There has been an exchange of researchers and several joint research activities. Various publications have also been issued. The next meeting is planned to take place in Sweden during 2020.
13 March 2018
A new Statement of Agreement signed by SGI and PARI
A new Statement of Agreement (SoA) has been signed by SGI and The Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan (PARI). The SoA comprise soil stabilization and consider e.g. knowledge exchange, common research projects and staff visits.
22 December 2016
In-Place Capping of Contaminated Sediments: A Technology Overview
Polluted lake or marine sediments have been identified in at least 19 of Sweden's 21 counties. In many cases, the pollution levels are so high that clean-up measures are needed to reduce the risks posed by the pollutants. One clean-up measure (or technology) is to cover, or cap, the contaminated sediments in place with clean materials. This particular sediment clean-up technology is the subject of a new technology overview recently published by the Swedish Geotechnical Institute, SGI.
1 September 2016
SGI is developing National Action Plan for managing ground conditions in the changing climate
Climate change is expected to have serious impacts on the Swedish housing and infrastructure. No national strategy yet exists to facilitate the planning required to act upon it. The Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) is therefore voluntarily developing a national action plan for the land use in the built environment.