Heavier rainfall will increase risk of landslides and flooding in Sweden

Cars parked along a flooded street in Malmo on August 31, 2014. (Stig-Ake Jonsson/Scanpix Sweden/Reuters)
  • Climate change models by the Geological Survey of Sweden and the Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, predict heavier rainfall and higher levels of groundwater in the future.
  • Fredrik Mossmark, hydrogeologist at the Geological Survey of Sweden, says higher pore pressures will affect soil stability.
  • “There is no quick fix in preparing our societies for better resilience,” adds Fredrik Vinthagen, press spokesperson at Swedish Water.
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