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.