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Ico Broekhuizen
Ico Broekhuizen

Ico Broekhuizen

Associate Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493570
T3035 Luleå

Ico Broekhuizen’s main research topic is the modelling of urban drainage systems with a special focus on green infrastructure and its representation in models of larger urban drainage systems. This includes topics such as data requirements, model calibration and validation, and techniques for assessing uncertainties that arise at different points in the modelling process. Ico works with different models such as SWMM, MIKE URBAN, HYDRUS och MIKE SHE. Since models are based on measured data different methods for measuring a variety of variables in urban drainage systems are also part of the research.

Before starting his PhD Ico attended the master programme Climate Sensitive Urban Planning & Building at LTU, where he worked with simulating wind, solar access and microclimate in urban areas. Before that his bachelor thesis investigated using time-series modelling to predict groundwater levels in a built-up area.

In addition to research Ico is also involved in teaching in a number of different courses at LTU and is the programme director for the MSc programme in Water and Environmental Engineering.

Research projects


Conference paper

The coupling between urban floodings and soil moisture in green areas forpresent and future climate (2023)

Kjellin. J, Ekeroth. S, Erdal. D, Olsson. J, Broekhuizen. I
Paper presented at : Nordic Wastewater Conference, 2023 (NORDIWA 2023), September 5-7, 2023
Conference paper

Evaluation of Snow Management using Green Infrastructure in Subarctic Climate (2022)

Hedlund Nilsson. E, Broekhuizen. I, Muthanna. T, Viklander. M
Paper presented at : EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022
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