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Günther Leonhardt
Günther Leonhardt

Günther Leonhardt

Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
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

Event selection and two-stage approach for calibrating models of green urban drainage systems (2020)

Broekhuizen. I, Leonhardt. G, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 24, s. 869-885
Manuscript (preprint)

Calibration event selection for green urban drainage modelling (2019)

Broekhuizen. I, Leonhardt. G, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Article in journal

Processes improving urban stormwater quality in grass swales and filter strips (2019)

A review of research findings
Gavric. S, Leonhardt. G, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 669, s. 431-447
Conference paper

Selection of Calibration Events for Modelling Green Urban Drainage (2019)

Broekhuizen. I, Leonhardt. G, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Part of: New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling, UDM 2018, s. 608-613, Springer, 2019
Conference paper

Towards using soil water content observations for calibration of distributed urban drainage models (2019)

Broekhuizen. I, Rujner. H, Roldin. M, Leonhardt. G, Viklander. M
Paper presented at : NOVATECH 2019