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Günther Leonhardt
Günther Leonhardt

Günther Leonhardt

Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493403
R109 Luleå

Günther’s research focuses on mathematical modelling of urban drainage systems. Current activities deal with the hydrology of green urban areas and green infrastructure, problems related to stormwater management in cold climates, and include also comprehensive field measurements. The application of methods for model calibration and the analysis of uncertainties is an important emphasis of Günther’s research.

The focus of his PhD (University of Innsbruck, Austria) was the application of models as software sensors in sewer systems and urban catchments. It addressed also issues related to model applications in real time. As a researcher at LTU, Günther conducts projects on stormwater management models, mainly for green urban areas and green infrastructure. Furthermore, he is/was involved in studies and projects on stormwater quality enhancement in grass swales, surface water quality modelling, water footprint assessment and the development of software tools. Beyond urban water management, Günther has experiences in surface water modelling for the purpose of flood risk management and river morphology and ecology.


Research projects


Article in journal

Metal enrichment of soils in three urban drainage grass swales used for seasonal snow storage (2021)

Gavrić. S, Leonhardt. G, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 760
Article, review/survey

Next generation swale design for stormwater runoff treatment (2021)

A comprehensive approach
Ekka. S, Rujner. H, Leonhardt. G, Blecken. G, Viklander. M, Hunt. W
Part of: Journal of Environmental Management
Article in journal

Performance comparison of green roof hydrological models for full-scale field sites (2021)

Broekhuizen. I, Sandoval. S, Gao. H, Mendez-Rios. F, Leonhardt. G, Bertrand-Krajewski. J, et al.
Journal of Hydrology X, Vol. 12
Article in journal

Reducing uncertainties in urban drainage models by explicitly accounting for timing errors in objective functions (2021)

Broekhuizen. I, Leonhardt. G, Viklander. M
Urban Water Journal
Conference paper

Adapting weighing-bucket rainfall observations to urban applications (2020)

Broekhuizen. I, Leonhardt. G, Viklander. M
Paper presented at : Virtual ICUD2020: Young researcher webinar, Online, December 8-10, 2020