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Peter Steen Mikkelsen is Professor at DTU Sustain. The main scientific interests are related to integrated understanding, engineering and management of Urban Water Systems with emphasis on stormwater management and urban drainage, fate of micropollutants, cloudburst management, and the role of uncertainty in modelling and decision making. The research involves many transdisciplinary collaborations allowing a wide range of connected topics to be included, such as modelling and risk assessment of dynamic systems; real time monitoring, forecasting and control; risks and opportunities related to innovative climate adaptation of cities; and digital transition in the water sector. Peter was a visiting scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology in Zürich (ETH/EAWAG, 1993-94) and at the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2010-11). He has published more than 400 publications including +130 international, peer reviewed scientific papers and 4 national best practice standards. He is currently Head of Outreach at DTU Sustain and was on the organizing committee of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition held in Copenhagen, September 2022.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • User defined:
  • Stormwater management
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Stormwater treatment
  • Probabilistic forecasting
  • Uncertainty and communication
  • Flooding
  • Urban drainage
  • Climate adaptation
  • Real time control
  • Water quality
  • Combined sewer overflows
  • Integrated urban water management
  • Digital and twin transition


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