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Ico Broekhuizen
Ico Broekhuizen

Ico Broekhuizen

Research Assistant
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 in small and medium sized urban catchments. His current work aims to develop guidelines on how practitioners can model urban drainage systems that contain green infrastructure in a reliable way. 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. The modelling is done using both spatially distributed urban drainage models (MOUSE and SWMM) and the more general and detailed MIKE SHE hydrological model.

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. His master thesis focused on the application of various wind simulation software packages by urban planners. Before that his bachelor thesis dealt with using time-series modelling to predict groundwater levels in a built-up area.

Research projects


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
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
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