What?

Prior to the expansion of Ramlösa, the city plans to take measures that improve the status of Lussebäcken. Through this pilot, we want to make a zero measurement of the status of the stream but also test new technology for measurement in watercourses.

Why?

To follow up the effect of the measures on eutrophication and the flow regime (flow) in the watercourse, we want to test a probe that can measure turbidity, organic content, pH and temperature.

In order to follow up measures for biological diversity before the measures are implemented, we want to carry out nature inventories and check how many animals of which species are in the area. In this way, we have something to compare with in a few years when the measures are implemented. Accurate follow-ups of environmental measures are rare and it is often difficult to know what effect a measure has. How can we know that there are more amphibians with the ponds we built if we have not checked how many there were before? With the Lussebäcken Action Program, we want to do the right thing from the start.

How?

With the help of the probe that monitors the effect of the measures, measurements are also made that are supplemented and calibrated with the usual manual water samples. For measuring nitrogen and phosphorus, so-called sorbic cells are used, which are also an innovation that can make environmental monitoring both easier and cheaper. With the support of researchers from SLU, we want to arrive at what is the best and most cost-effective method for us in Helsingborg. We plan for a master's student to collect data from the measurements, analyze it and then write a report.

Impact target

Get a reference point for future follow-ups of Lussebäcken's status before the city takes action in the brook. Find a modern and efficient method for monitoring water in the city

Contact

Name: Daniel Graf
E-mail: daniel.graf@helsingborg.se