Ir. Wim Luxemburg

In the year 2000, ir. Willem M.J. Luxemburg joined the Chair of Hydrology of Delft University of Technology. He had graduated from the same faculty in 1983 and at that time almost immediately left abroad, where he has always worked in the field of hydrology. He stayed in Mozambique, Yemen and Zimbabwe, stationed at central Government Institutes and in Yemen additionally at Sana’a University for two years. Summarizing, he was involved in water resources availability assessments at catchment level, reservoir operation, flood control and warning, geohydrological and  hydrological measurements, and water resources information (network maintenance, data capturing, screening, archiving) . At Sana’a University he was course leader in Post Graduate courses in Hydrology and involved in curriculum development for water specializations.

As a staff member of DUT he specialized in research and education related to the processes of rainfall and runoff generation. For this purpose field experimental activities were initiated in the Netherlands (Eilandspolder, NH) and the Rhine catchment (Luxembourg). At experimental sites specific research is employed to identify  hydrological processes like evaporation from interception, transpiration (using sapflow), runoff generation from roads, subsurface runoff in hill slopes (applying tracer techniques), and groundwater response to polder level variation. Master of Science students in Hydrology at DUT are guided in fieldwork now at these experimental sites and also frequently engage in thesis work related to the activities..

Mr. Luxemburg frequently engages in national and international projects. Stochastic hydrology for extremes is a field he specialized in through the project “Statistical properties of flood runoff of North Eurasian rivers under conditions of climate change”,  a cooperation between the Chair of Hydrology ant three Russian hydro-climatological institutes.

Mr. Luxemburg lectures in courses of Hydrology and Hydrometry at Bachelor of Science and Master of Science level.

Publications

Hilgersom, K.P., Luxemburg, W.M.J., Technical Note: How image processing facilitates the rising bubble technique for discharge measurement (2012) Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 (2), pp. 345-356.

Westhoff, M.C., Savenije, H.H.G., Luxemburg, W.M.J., Stelling, G.S., Van De Giesen, N.C., Selker, J.S., Pfister, L., Uhlenbrook, S., Erratum: A distributed stream temperature model using high resolution temperature observations (Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, (2007) 11 (1469-1480)), (2011) Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15 (10), p. 3091.

Hut, R.W., Weijs, S.V., Luxemburg, W.M.J., Using the Wiimote as a sensor in water research, (2010) Water Resources Research, 46 (12), art. no. W12601, .

Hoes, O.A.C., Schilperoort, R.P.S., Luxemburg, W.M.J., Clemens, F.H.L.R., van de Giesen, N.C., Locating illicit connections in storm water sewers using fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing, (2009) Water Research, 43 (20), pp. 5187-5197.

Hoes, O.A.C., Luxemburg, W.M.J., Westhof, M.C., Van De Giesen, N.C., Selker, J., Identifying seepage in ditches and canals in polders in the Netherlands by distributed temperature sensing, (2009) Lowland Technology International, 11 (2), pp. 21-26.

Dürr, E., Van Der Meer, K., Luxemburg,W., Heijne, M., Dekker, R., Long-time preservation of data sets, results of the DareLux project, (2008) Information Services and Use, 28 (3-4), pp. 281-294.

Krokhin, V.V., Luxemburg,W.M.J., Temperatures and precipitation totals over the Russian Far East and Eastern Siberia: Long-term variability and its links to teleconnection indices, (2007) Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11 (6), pp. 1831-1841.

Westhoff, M.C., Savenjie, H.H.G., Luxemburg,W.M.J., Stelling, G.S., Van De Giesen, N.C., Selker, J.S., Pfister, L., Uhlenbrook, S., A distributed stream temperature model using high resolution temperature observations, (2007) Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11 (4), pp. 1469-1480.

Selker, J., van de Giesen, N.C., Westhoff, M., Luxemburg,W., Parlange, M.B., Fiber optics opens window on stream dynamics, (2006) Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (24), art. no. L24401.

Selker, J.S., Thévenaz, L., Huwald, H., Mallet, A., Luxemburg,W., Van De Giesen, N., Stejskal, M., Zeman, J., Westhoff, M., Parlange, M.B., Distributed fiber-optic temperature sensing for hydrologic systems, (2006) Water Resources Research, 42 (12), art. no. W12202.

 

Bogaard TA, Luxemburg WMJ, de Wit M, Douben N, Savenije HHG (2005). Some hydrological challenges in understanding discharge generation processes in the Rhine and Meuse basins.  Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 30 (2005) 262-266.

Bakker AMR, Luxemburg WMJ (2005), Heterogeneous distributions within flood frequency analysis.Proceedings of the International Symposium on Stochastic Hydraulics, IAHR, Paseo Bajo Virgen del Puerto 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain, First published 2005 ISBN: 90-805649-9-0, Editors: Vrijling JK et al.

Luxemburg WMJ, Korytny LM (Ed) (2004). Analysis and Stochastic Modeling of Extreme Runoff in Eurasian Rivers Under Conditions of Climate Change.Proceedings of the International Scientific Seminar, Irkutsk June 2003, ISBN 5-94797-040-6.    Institute of Geography SB RAS, Delft University of Technology.

Savenije HHG, Luxemburg WMJ, Hellebrand HGW, Bos RA, Pfister L (2003). The Luxembourg Experience, effects of unpaved roads on the runoff processes and its relation to upscaling. In Leuven RSEW, Os AG, Nienhuis PH (Ed), Current themes in Dutch river research, NCR. pp 26-28.

Savenije HHG, Luxemburg WMJ (2003). NCR theme genesis of Floods. In Leuven RSEW, Os AG, Nienhuis PH (Ed), Current themes in Dutch river research, NCR. pp 18-19.

Savenije HHG, Luxemburg WMJ, Mul ML, Weng P (2003). Groundwater Induced Floods of the Somme River in March 2001. In Leuven RSEW, Os AG, Nienhuis PH (Ed), Current themes in Dutch river research, NCR. pp 30-33.

Luxemburg WMJ, Gartsman BI, Korytny LM (2003). Eurasian Rivers in Flood: application of the mixed distribution theory to runoff extremes., in Douben  N & Os AG (Ed), NCR-days 2003. pp 52.

Bogaard TA, Luxemburg WMJ, de Wit MJM (2003).  Hydrological Challenges in the Rhine- and Meuse Basins., in Douben  N & Os AG (Ed), NCR-days 2003. pp 13

Wim Luxemburg

Lecturer / Researcher

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