Jesper Persson

Jesper Persson
City of Gothenburg · Sustainable Waste and Water

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Introduction
Senior researcher with a background in environmental studies, engineering and social anthropology. I am interested in the intersection between man – technology – environment, especially in the areas such as water, wind power, infrastructure and ecological engineering. My key areas of expertise are: Sustainability; Climate adaptation; Perception of Environment and Development, but also design of nature-based solutions.
Additional affiliations
May 2015 - June 2017
Kaunas Technical University
Position
  • Senior Researcher
January 2002 - March 2018
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Position
  • Senior Researcher
September 1999 - February 2000
University of Copenhagen
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (39)
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With an increased establishment of wind power in Sweden as well as internationally the need for more knowledge about socioeconomic consequences has increased. The aim of this report is to present a review on socioeconomic consequences of wind power development, but also to describe the use of community benefits. The study, which includes 121 public...
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Environmental compensation includes a range of activities intended to counterbalance such negative impacts of development projects that remain in the environment after all preventive and corrective measures have been fully implemented. Sweden, being a member state of the European Union (EU), must implement environmental compensation under EU direct...
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Environmental compensation is used worldwide, but remains a concept under development in many countries. The underlying idea is to maintain the overall quality of the environment in cases where environmental assets are damaged, for example, by residential or industrial development or by road construction. This study aimed to investigate how environ...
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The main scientific bibliography addressing the rationale behind ecological compensation is reviewed in order to examine general guidelines. This contains interesting general guidance on how to implement compensation, and provides the basis for future developments in compensation practice. On this basis, we propose a further step in compensation pr...
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Ref: REPORT SLU, Institutionen för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning, Department series: 2013:28, ISBN 978-91-87117-59-6 ------------ Structured planning tools to maintain green qualities spaces during increased urbanisation have received increasing attention in several European countries as well as in the USA during recent years, but...
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The use of indicators to measure urban sustainability is highlighted in Agenda 21 and has been emphasised as an important instrument at many of the European Conferences on Sustainable Cities and Towns. This study is an explorative analysis of eight European cities to determine what aspects of sustainable development are measured, what reasons are g...
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Effects of inlet design and vegetation type on tracer dynamics and hydraulic performance were investigated using lithium chloride in 18 experimental free water surface wetlands. The wetlands received similar water flow but had different vegetation types: 6 emergent vegetation wetlands (EVWs), 6 submerged vegetation wetlands (SVWs) and 6 free develo...
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This study investigated, using a lithium salt tracer, how macrophyte species and hydraulic loading rate (HLR) ofwastewater influenced hydraulics in constructed wetlands (CWs). Four pilot-scale CWs received 45 mm day -1 of pre-treated sugar factory effluent and another four received 110 mm day -1. Half the CWs were planted with Cyperus papyrus and h...
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Urban lakes and ponds became ever more common when cities grew during the rise of industrialism. At first, their main purpose was to add aesthetic qualities in parks and improve the health of city dwellers. Since the 1970s and 1980s, there has also been a vision that these systems can purify water and prevent flooding. In principle, lakes and ponds...
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Retention ponds and wetlands are frequently used in stormwater management to remove pollutants, reduce flow peaks and improve scenic views in parks and along roads. This study analyzes the correlation between long-term removal efficiency of pollutants (total suspended solids and heavy metals) and specific pond area (ratio between effective drainage...
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Today there is a great variety of methods for evaluating the environmental impact of plans, programs and projects. But which of these methods should planners and managers choose? This theoretical article explores the connection between conflicts, communication and rationality in assessment methods. It focuses on the form (rationality) and substance...
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Two wetlands in southern Sweden have been used to assess the effect of design elements, such as deep zones and islands, on hydraulic performance and pollutant removal efficiency. Field measurements from tracer tests and computer simulations were carried out to obtain residence time distribution (RTD) and flow patterns. As analytical parameters, nor...
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In literature on wetland design it is often recommended to use design elements to improve the hydraulic performance, which is linked to the pollutant removal efficiency. To investigate the effect these elements have on the hydraulic performance, a case study was carried out on two wetlands located in southern Sweden. The two main questions of the s...
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During the 1990s there has been a growing interest in (re)constructed wetlands and ponds for treatment of agricultural runoff, sewage water, and stormwater. Some of these facilities, however, are poorly designed in terms of hydrological and hydraulic performance, which strongly affects their treatment capacity. This paper gives an overview of the p...
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This study analyses how the hydraulic performance differs between 13 ponds with hypothetically different layouts. The paper also includes a discussion of short-circuiting, hydraulic efficiency and suitable parameters for measuring hydraulic performance. The ponds were studied by using a 2-D vertically integrated numerical model. Tracer studies were...
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Constructed ponds and wetlands are widely used in urban design to serve a number of functions including stormwater management. The design of constructed wetlands for stormwater management involves a number of multi-disciplinary inputs. Fundamental to their sustainable operation are the proper control of the hydrologic regime of the wetland and opti...
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Constructed ponds and wetlands are widely used in urban design to serve a number of functions including stormwater management. The design of constructed wetlands for stormwater management involves a number of multi-disciplinary inputs. Fundamental to their sustainable operation are the proper control of the hydrologic regime of the wetland and opti...
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A research was carried out focusing on the hydraulic processes in ponds and surface flow wetlands, and on how design can be improved. It was found that two-dimensional vertically integrated numerical models can be used to simulate hydraulic performance in ponds. Further, the factors that determine stormwater pond design were determined.
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Sedan början av 1990-talet har intresset för öppna system för omhändertagande av dagvatten ökat dramatiskt, vilket har resulterat i en stor mängd nyanlagda dammar. Enligt en studie från SGI (Vägverket 2003) uppskattas det finnas cirka 400 dammar längs det svenska allmänna vägnätet. Anläggandet av nya dammar har sedan dess fortsatt att öka i oförmin...
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Om små vattenanläggningar skadas genom erosion blir det ingen större katastrof, som i fallet med kollapsande kraftverksdammar med efterföljande flodvåg, men konsekvensen kan fortfarande vara betydande för enskilda personer och för den lokala naturmiljön. Det finns däremot ingen anledning till att mindre system skall dimensioneras och utformas sämre...
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Skötseln av tätorternas grönområden medför olika typer av negativ miljöbelastning och det är viktigt att landskapssektorn är en förebild i utvecklingen av miljöanpassad teknik och metoder. Malmö Gatukontor har tagit initiativ till ett FoU projekt med inriktning mot ekologisk parkskötsel och valt att arbeta med Bulltofta rekreationsområde som ett fu...

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We are looking for studies that cover positive/negative local social consequences of wind power developments. If you have some good references, we would be grateful to know of them.
I may add that we have found a huge amount of studies on attitudes on wind power, so we do not need more of those. Rather we look for studies on people's perception of the future, recreation and tourism, social networks, trust, place attachment, place identity etc.
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I would like to have some backup (references) on a link what I believe exists. My assumption is that the values (on environmental, and democratic issues, in my case) that can be found within a profession are also found among final-year students studying that discipline. That is, if I would like to compare biologists to engineers for example, it is possible to do this by asking post graduate students? Are there other similar studies on this?

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