Turning words into action – walking the talk – is required in our work and commitment to questions of sustainability. At Linköping University we take these words extremely seriously, with our measures to ensure sustainability and efficient energy use.

We have chosen to showcase this work in an exhibition of the same name – Walk the Talk – at both Campus Valla and Campus Norrköping.

The exhibition is public, free of charge, and accessible all year round. Follow the exhibition pathway by following the points marked on the map at each campus.

The Exhibition Walk the talk - Station Water, Campus Valla. Photo credit LiU-Tryck 

Map with coordinates

Surface water

Rainwater treated naturally

Location: The University Park, Campus Valla

The University Park is not only home to art but also an extensive stormwater treatment system. Water from the roofs and gutters of the properties around the park is directed to the ponds and the stream. The ponds' vegetation naturally cleans the water before it’s finally released back into the environment.

What is surface water?

Surface water project  in Linköping University Park.

What is surface water?

The term “rainwater” is used solely for water that comes from rain. “Surface water” describes temporary, run-off water flowing across land or construction. Surface water can, for example, consist of meltwater, rainwater or penetrating ground water.

Water power

Power station – a piece of cultural history

Location: The Kåkenhus Building, Campus Norrköping

The property industry accounts for almost half of the total energy use in society, and unceasing work with energy efficiency is necessary. Akademiska Hus is one of Sweden’s largest property companies and is working to make a difference in the field of environmental care, in the long-term and in a sustainable manner.

The Kåkenhus Building on Campus Norrköping is home to a piece of cultural history. The power station supplied electricity to the building, produced using energy from the river through Norrköping, Motala Ström.

Energy creates opportunities. This is what waterpower did during the peak period of Norrköping’s industrial era. And today, energy is one of our most important sources of development.

Water fall in Motala ström, Campus Norrköping.Water fall in Motala ström, Campus Norrköping. Photo credit: Thor Balkhed

Watch the film for answers

Watch the film at the Kåkenhus station for the answers.

The film is in Swedish.

Research area

Walk the Talk