Department of Built Environment

Water and Environmental Engineering

Water and Environmental Engineering research at Aalto University aims to find solutions to tackle resource scarcity.
Aalto Research groups

Our research is divided into two strategic areas: global water issues and sustainable circular economy, which are further divided into four research entities.
Read more about the studies: Master's Programme in Water and Environmental Engineering

Environmental Hydraulics Lab

Aalto Environmental Hydraulics Lab (EHL) is a multipurpose laboratory for experimental research and teaching activities. We seek to improve understanding about dynamics and processes of water, sediment, vegetation, nutrients, and harmful substances in the hydro-environment.

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Aalto University Environmental Hydraulics Lab

Latest publications

Cost–Benefit Analysis of Leakage Reduction Methods in Water Supply Networks

Suvi Ahopelto, Riku Vahala 2020 Water (Switzerland)

Effect of pyrolysis conditions on bone char characterization and its ability for arsenic and fluoride removal

Susan S.A. Alkurdi, Raed A. Al-Juboori, Jochen Bundschuh, Les Bowtell, Stafford McKnight 2020 Environmental Pollution

Economic and technical considerations in pursuing green building certification : A case study from Iran

Ali Amiri, Juudit Ottelin, Jaana Sorvari, Seppo Junnila 2020 Sustainability (Switzerland)

From ad-hoc modelling to strategic infrastructure : A manifesto for model management

Thorsten Arnold, Joseph H.A. Guillaume, Tuomas J. Lahtinen, R. Willem Vervoort 2020 Environmental Modelling and Software

Feeding ten billion people is possible within four terrestrial planetary boundaries

Dieter Gerten, Vera Heck, Jonas Jägermeyr, Benjamin Leon Bodirsky, Ingo Fetzer, Mika Jalava, Matti Kummu, Wolfgang Lucht, Johan Rockström, Sibyll Schaphoff, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber 2020 Nature Sustainability

Illuminating water cycle modifications and Earth system resilience in the Anthropocene

Tom Gleeson, Lan Wang‐Erlandsson, Miina Porkka, Samuel C. Zipper, Fernando Jaramillo, Dieter Gerten, Ingo Fetzer, Sarah E. Cornell, Luigi Piemontese, Line J. Gordon, Johan Rockström, Taikan Oki, Murugesu Sivapalan, Yoshihide Wada, Kate A. Brauman, Martina Flörke, Marc F. P. Bierkens, Bernhard Lehner, Patrick Keys, Matti Kummu, Thorsten Wagener, Simon Dadson, Tara J. Troy, Will Steffen, Malin Falkenmark, James S. Famiglietti 2020 Water Resources Research

The Water Planetary Boundary: Interrogation and Revision

Tom Gleeson, Lan Wang-Erlandsson, Samuel C. Zipper, Miina Porkka, Fernando Jaramillo, Dieter Gerten, Ingo Fetzer, Sarah E. Cornell, Luigi Piemontese, Line J. Gordon, Johan Rockström, Taikan Oki, Murugesu Sivapalan, Yoshihide Wada, Kate A. Brauman, Martina Flörke, Marc F. P. Bierkens, Bernhard Lehner, Patrick Keys, Matti Kummu, Thorsten Wagener, Simon Dadson, Tara J. Troy, Will Steffen, Malin Falkenmark, James S. Famiglietti 2020 SOLID EARTH

Giving legs to handprint thinking : foundations for evaluating the good we do

Joseph H. A. Guillaume, Suvi Sojamo, Miina Porkka, Dieter Gerten, Mika Jalava, Leena Lankoski, Elina Lehikoinen, Michael Lettenmeier, Stephan Pfister, Kirsi Usva, Yoshihide Wada, Matti Kummu 2020 Earth's Future

A multi-model analysis of teleconnected crop yield variability in a range of cropping systems

Matias Heino, Joseph H.A. Guillaume, Christoph Müller, Toshichika Iizumi, Matti Kummu 2020 EARTH SYSTEM DYNAMICS
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Opinnäytteet | Thesis

Julkaisut löytyvät myös Aalto-yliopiston oppimiskeskuksen kokoelmista.

Theses can also be found from Aalto Doc online collection

Research group members

Anna Mikola

Professori (Professor of Practice)
Juha Järvelä

Juha Järvelä

Built Environment
Staff Scientist
Marko Keskinen

Marko Keskinen

Built Environment
Associate professor
Matti Kummu

Matti Kummu

Built Environment
Associate professor

Olli Varis

Distinguished Professor
Riku Vahala

Riku Vahala

Built Environment
Head of Department

Suvi Ahopelto

Built Environment
Tohtorikoulutettava

Antonina Kruglova

Postdoctoral researcher

Venla Niva

Tohtorikoulutettava
Maija Taka

Maija Taka

Built Environment
Postdoctoral researcher

Amy Fallon

Tohtorikoulutettava

Ambika Khadka

Built Environment
Tohtorikoulutettava

Walter Box

Tohtorikoulutettava

Anna Chrysafi

Postdoctoral researcher

Dandan Zhao

Postdoctoral researcher

Raed Al-Juboori

Postdoctoral researcher

Mia Pihlajamäki

Visiting Doctoral candidate

How to find us

Coming by metro:

  1. Get out at Aalto University metro station and walk to its western Exit B (Tietotie)
  2. Water Building is just in front of you when at the top of the escalators: you will recognise the building from the white ”Fat Lizard” sign
  3. Walk around the front of the Fat Lizard i.e. between the two buildings: down small hill and the door to Water Building is immediately on your left

Coming by bus (e.g. 550), get out at the bus stop indicated with ‘BUS’ below

  1. Walk past metro station and Väre Building either from its northern or southern side
  2. Enter Tietotie: first up small hill and then down small hill with the Fat Lizard on your left: the door to Water Building is then on your left
  3. Our offices and lecture hall are on the 2nd floor.

Coming by car: drive to Tietotie 1E + get your parking licence from your host.

Tietotie 1 E

Water building. Address: Tietotie 1 E Mon-Fri 8.00–15.30

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