Arthur Lutz

Senior Hydrologist/Climate Change Expert


Dr. A.F. (Arthur) Lutz is a physical geographer with a solid background in hydrology, hydrological modelling, GIS, remote sensing and cryospheric sciences. His expertises include hydrological modelling at scales ranging from large river basins to small catchments, climate change impacts for future water resources, simulation models, data analysis, hydro-meteorological monitoring in the field, and training. Particular focus of his work is on the modelling of climate change impacts for high-mountain hydrology. He is mainly educated at Utrecht University, where he completed his Bachelor and Master degree in physical geography. His education focused on land-surface hydrology, land degradation and catchment modelling, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. Besides, he focused on the cryospheric environment by attending specialization courses in glaciology, permafrost & periglacial environments at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), and did an internship in the cryospheric research group at the University of Zurich. Arthur worked for several years as a consultant and GIS-specialist, before joining FutureWater in 2011. He has international working experience in multiple developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. He is author and co-author of multiple peer-reviewed publications. Between 2012 and 2016 he conducted a combined PhD research at FutureWater and Utrecht University resulting in his PhD thesis titled “Impact of climate change on the hydrology of High Mountain Asia”.

    Related publications

    • 2019 - FutureWater Report 189Nolet, C., A.F. Lutz. 2019. TA-9755 GEO: East-West Highway (Shorapani-Argveta Section) Project, Georgia. Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment. FutureWater Report 189X

      TA-9755 GEO: East-West Highway (Shorapani- Argveta Section) Project, Georgia. Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment.

      Nolet, C., A.F. Lutz

    • 2019 - Nature SustainabilityBiemans, H., C. Siderius, A.F. Lutz, S. Nepal, B. Ahmad, T. Hassan, W. von Bloh, R.R. Wijngaard, P. Wester, A.B. Shrestha, W.W. Immerzeel. 2019. Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Nature Sustainability (2) 594-601.X

      Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

      Biemans, H., C. Siderius, A.F. Lutz, S. Nepal, B. Ahmad, T. Hassan, W. von Bloh, R.R. Wijngaard, P. Wester, A.B. Shrestha, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2019 - Nature Climate ChangeConway, D., R.J. Nicholls, S. Brown, M.G.L. Tebboth, W. Neil Adger, B. Ahmad, H. Biemans, F. Crick, A.F. Lutz, R. Safra De Campos, M. Said, C. Singh, M. Abdalla Hassan Zaroug, E. Ludi, M. New, P. Wester. 2019. The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions. Nature Climate Change (9) 503-511.X

      The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions

      Conway, D., R.J. Nicholls, S. Brown, M.G.L. Tebboth, W. Neil Adger, B. Ahmad, H. Biemans, F. Crick, A.F. Lutz, R. Safra De Campos, M. Said, C. Singh, M. Abdalla Hassan Zaroug, E. Ludi, M. New, P. Wester

    • 2019 - FutureWater Report 188Kaune, A., C. Nolet, A.F. Lutz. 2019. Glacio-hydrological Assessment for Hydropower, Mestiachala River, Georgia. FutureWater Report 188X

      Glacio-hydrological Assessment for Hydropower, Mestiachala River, Georgia

      Kaune, A., C. Nolet, A.F. Lutz

    • 2019 - FutureWater Report 182Nolet, C., A.F. Lutz. 2019. Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment North-South Corridor (Kvesheti-Kobi) Road Project, Georgia. FutureWater Report 182.X

      Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment North-South Corridor (Kvesheti-Kobi) Road Project, Georgia

      Nolet, C., A.F. Lutz

    • 2019 - AtmosphereKhanal, S., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel, H. de Vries, N. Wanders, B. van den Hurk. 2019. The Impact of Meteorological and Hydrological Memory on Compound Peak Flows in the Rhine River Basin. Atmosphere 10 (4) 171. doi:10.3390/atmos10040171X

      The Impact of Meteorological and Hydrological Memory on Compound Peak Flows in the Rhine River Basin

      Khanal, S., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel, H. de Vries, N. Wanders, B. van den Hurk

    • 2018 - Hydrology and Earth System SciencesWijngaard, R.R., H. Biemans, A.F. Lutz, A.B. Shrestha, P. Wester, W.W. Immerzeel. 2018. Climate change vs. socio-economic development: understanding the future South Asian water gap. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 22. 6297-6321.X

      Climate change vs. socio-economic development: understanding the future South Asian water gap

      Wijngaard, R.R., H. Biemans, A.F. Lutz, A.B. Shrestha, P. Wester, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2018 - Regional Environmental ChangeLutz, A.F., H.W. ter Maat, R.R. Wijngaard, H. Biemans, A. Syed, A.B. Shrestha, P. Wester, W.W. Immerzeel. 2018. South Asian river basins in a 1.5 °C warmer world. Reg Environ Change. doi:10.1007/s10113-018-1433-4X

      South Asian river basins in a 1.5 °C warmer world

      Lutz, A.F., H.W. ter Maat, R.R. Wijngaard, H. Biemans, A. Syed, A.B. Shrestha, P. Wester, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2018 - FutureWater Report 178Lutz, A.F. 2018. Updated Climate Change Projections for eThekwini Municipality. FutureWater Report 178.X

      Updated Climate Change Projections for eThekwini Municipality

      Lutz, A.F.

    • 2017 - PLOS ONEWijngaard, R.R., A.F. Lutz, S. Nepal, S. Khanal, S. Pradhananga, A.B. Shrestha, W.W. Immerzeel. 2017. Future changes in hydro-climatic extremes in the Upper Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra River basins. PLOS ONE 12(12): e0190224. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190224X

      Future changes in hydro-climatic extremes in the Upper Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra River basins

      Wijngaard, R.R., A.F. Lutz, S. Nepal, S. Khanal, S. Pradhananga, A.B. Shrestha, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2017 - NatureKraaijenbrink P.D.A, M.F.P. Bierkens, A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel. 2017. Impact of a 1.5 °C global temperature rise on Asia’s glaciers. Nature, 54, 257–260. doi: 10.1038/nature23878.X

      Impact of a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius on Asia’s glaciers

      Kraaijenbrink, P.D.A., M.F.P. Bierkens, A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2017 - FutureWater Report 171Droogers, P., A.F. Lutz, J.E. Hunink. 2017. Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for Western Uzbekistan Water Supply. FutureWater Report 171.X

      Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for Western Uzbekistan Water Supply

      Droogers, P., A.F. Lutz, J.E. Hunink

    • 2017 - FutureWater Report 164Terink, W., W.W. Immerzeel, A.F. Lutz, P. Droogers, S. Khanal, S. Nepal, A.B. Shrestha. 2017. Hydrological and Climate Change Assessment for Hydropower development in the Tamakoshi River Basin, Nepal. FutureWater Report 164.X

      Hydrological and Climate Change Assessment for Hydropower development in the Tamakoshi River Basin, Nepal

      Terink, W., W.W. Immerzeel, A.F. Lutz, P. Droogers, S. Khanal, S. Nepal, A.B. Shrestha

    • 2016 - Internship ReportVrolijk, F., A. Lutz, H. Biemans. 2016. Tailoring of climate information for the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra basins - Technical Report. Internship Report.X

      Tailoring of climate information for the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra basins – Technical Report

      Vrolijk, F., A. Lutz, H. Biemans

    • 2016 - PLOS ONELutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, P.D.A. Kraaijenbrink, A.B. Shrestha, M.F.P. Bierkens. 2016. Climate Change Impacts on the Upper Indus Hydrology: Sources, Shifts and Extremes. PLOS ONE 11(11): e0165630. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165630X

      Climate Change Impacts on the Upper Indus Hydrology: Sources, Shifts and Extremes

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, P.D.A. Kraaijenbrink, A.B. Shrestha, M.F.P. Bierkens

    • 2016 - International Journal of ClimatologyLutz, A.F., H.W. ter Maat, H. Biemans, A.B. Shrestha, P. Wester, W.W. Immerzeel. 2016. Selecting representative climate models for climate change impact studies: an advanced envelope-based selection approach. International Journal of ClimatologyX

      Selecting representative climate models for climate change impact studies: an advanced envelope-based selection approach

      Lutz, A.F., H.W. ter Maat, H. Biemans, A.B. Shrestha, P. Wester, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 147Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, M. Litt, S. Bajracharya, A.B. Shrestha. 2015. Comprehensive Review of Climate Change and the Impacts on Cryosphere, Hydrological Regimes and Glacier Lakes. FutureWater Report 147X

      Comprehensive Review of Climate Change and the Impacts on Cryosphere, Hydrological Regimes and Glacier Lakes

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, M. Litt, S. Bajracharya, A.B. Shrestha

    • 2015 - Hydrology and Earth System SciencesImmerzeel, W.W., N. Wanders, A. Lutz, J.M. Shea, M.F.P. Bierkens. 2015. Reconciling high-altitude precipitation in the upper Indus basin with glacier mass balances and runoff. Hydrology and Earth System SciencesX

      Reconciling high-altitude precipitation in the upper Indus basin with glacier mass balances and runoff

      Immerzeel, W.W., N. Wanders, A. Lutz, J.M. Shea, M.F.P. Bierkens

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 142Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel. 2015. SPHY v2.0: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Model theory, installation, and data preparation. FutureWater Report 142X

      SPHY v2.0: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Model theory, installation, and data preparation.

      Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 144Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, G.W.H. Simons, W.W. Immerzeel. 2015. SPHY: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Case-studies for training. FutureWater Report 144X

      SPHY: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Case-studies for training.

      Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, G.W.H. Simons, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 143Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel. 2015. SPHY: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Graphical User-Interfaces (GUIs). FutureWater Report 143X

      SPHY: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Graphical User-Interfaces (GUIs).

      Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 146Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel. 2015. HI-AWARE Research Component 1. Reference Climate Dataset for the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra River Basins. FutureWater Report 146X

      HI-AWARE Research Component 1. Reference Climate Dataset for the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra River Basins.

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2015 - Geoscientific Model Development Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, G.W.H. Simons, W.W. Immerzeel, P. Droogers. 2015. SPHY v2.0: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Geoscientific Model Development 8: 2009-2034X

      SPHY v2.0: Spatial Processes in HYdrology

      Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, G.W.H. Simons, W.W. Immerzeel, P. Droogers

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 145Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, H. Biemans, H. ter Maat, V. Veldore, A.B. Shrestha. 2015. HI-AWARE Research Component 1. Selection of Climate Models for Downscaling. FutureWater Report 145X

      HI-AWARE Research Component 1. Selection of Climate Models for Downscaling

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, H. Biemans, H. ter Maat, V. Veldore, A.B. Shrestha

    • 2015 - Geoscientific Model Development DiscussionsTerink, W., A.F. Lutz, G.W.H. Simons, W.W. Immerzeel, P. Droogers. 2015. SPHY v2.0: Spatial Processes in Hydrology. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions 8: 1687-1748X

      SPHY v2.0: Spatial Processes in Hydrology

      Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, G.W.H. Simons, W.W. Immerzeel, P. Droogers

    • 2014 - FutureWater Report 196Hunink, J.E., A.F. Lutz, P. Droogers. 2014. Regional Risk Assessment for Water Availability and Water-related Energy Sector Impacts in Central Asia. FutureWater Report 196.X

      Regional Risk Assessment for Water Availability and Water-related Energy Sector Impacts in Central Asia

      Hunink, J.E., A.F. Lutz, P. Droogers

    • 2014 - FutureWater Report 131Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel. 2014. SPHY v2.0: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Model theory and SPHY interface (v1.0) manual. FutureWater Report 131X

      SPHY v2.0: Spatial Processes in HYdrology. Model theory and SPHY interface (v1.0) manual

      Terink, W., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2014 - FutureWater Report 130Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, P.D.A. Kraaijenbrink. 2014. Gridded meteorological datasets and hydrological modelling in the Upper Indus Basin. FutureWater Report 130X

      Gridded meteorological datasets and hydrological modelling in the Upper Indus Basin

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, P.D.A. Kraaijenbrink

    • 2014 - FutureWater Report 128Kraaijenbrink, P.D.A., A. Lutz, P. Droogers. 2014. Climate adaptation Colombia: Climate data scaling and analysis for the Magdalena basin. FutureWater Report 128X

      Climate adaptation Colombia: Climate data scaling and analysis for the Magdalena basin

      Kraaijenbrink, P.D.A., A. Lutz, P. Droogers

    • 2014 - Nature Climate ChangeLutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, A.B. Shrestha, M.F.P. Bierkens. 2014. Consistent increase in High Asia's runoff due to increasing glacier melt and precipitation. Nature Climate Change 4: 587-592X

      Consistent increase in High Asia’s runoff due to increasing glacier melt and precipitation

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, A.B. Shrestha, M.F.P. Bierkens

    • 2014 - FutureWater ReportLutz, A., W. Terink, P. Droogers, W.W. Immerzeel, T. Piman. 2014. Development of baseline climate data set and trend analysis in the Mekong Basin. FutureWater ReportX

      Development of baseline climate data set and trend analysis in the Mekong Basin

      Lutz, A., W. Terink, P. Droogers, W.W. Immerzeel, T. Piman

    • 2014 - FutureWater ReportLutz, A., W. Terink, P. Droogers, W.W. Immerzeel. 2014. Development of baseline climate data set and trend analysis in the Mekong Basin. Appendices. FutureWater ReportX

      Development of baseline climate data set and trend analysis in the Mekong Basin. Appendices.

      Lutz, A., W. Terink, P. Droogers, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2013 - FutureWater Report 127Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel. 2013. Water Availability Analysis for the Upper Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Salween and Mekong River Basins. FutureWater Report 127X

      Water Availability Analysis for the Upper Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Salween and Mekong River Basins

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2013 - Hydrology and Earth System SciencesLutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, A. Gobiet, F. Pellicciotti, M.F.P. Bierkens. 2013. Comparison of climate change signals in CMIP3 and CMIP5 multi-model ensembles and implications for Central Asian glaciers. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17: 3661-3677X

      Comparison of climate change signals in CMIP3 and CMIP5 multi-model ensembles and implications for Central Asian glaciers

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, A. Gobiet, F. Pellicciotti, M.F.P. Bierkens

    • 2012 - Hydrology and Earth System Sciences DiscussionsLutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, A. Gobiet, F. Pellicciotti, M.F.P. Bierkens. 2012. New climate change scenarios reveal uncertain future for Central Asian glaciers. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 9: 12691-12727X

      New climate change scenarios reveal uncertain future for Central Asian glaciers

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, A. Gobiet, F. Pellicciotti, M.F.P. Bierkens

    • 2012 - FutureWater Report 110Lutz, A.F., P. Droogers, W.W. Immerzeel. 2012. Climate Change Impact and Adaptation on the Water Resources in the Amu Darya and Syr Darya River Basins. FutureWater Report 110X

      Climate Change Impact and Adaptation on the Water Resources in the Amu Darya and Syr Darya River Basins

      Lutz, A.F., P. Droogers, W.W. Immerzeel

    • 2012 - FutureWater Report 107Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, P. Droogers. 2012. Climate Change Impacts on the Upstream Water Resources of the Amu and Syr Darya River Basins. FutureWater Report 107X

      Climate Change Impacts on the Upstream Water Resources of the Amu and Syr Darya River Basins

      Lutz, A.F., W.W. Immerzeel, P. Droogers