Andreja Jonoski PhD

Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics


Andreja Jonoski is an Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics within the Hydroinformatics Chair Group at IHE Delft Institute for water education, with teaching and research responsibilities in:

  • hydroinformatics
  • groundwater modelling
  • hydrological and hydraulic modelling
  • flood modelling and flood risk management
  • coupling of simulation models with optimization models
  • decision support systems
  • Internet- and mobile phone-based distributed applications

He is originally from North Macedonia where he graduated from the University of 'St. Cyril and Methodius' - Skopje, Faculty of Civil Engineering, in 1988. Until 1994 he worked at the Civil Engineering Institute "Macedonia", at the Geotechnics division, first as groundwater hydrologist, and later as head of the division.

He joined IHE Delft in 1994 as participant in the international postgraduate course in groundwater hydrology. In 1996 he obtained his MSc degree in groundwater hydrology with a study on coupling groundwater simulation models with optimization models for improved design of artificial recharge systems in the Netherlands.

In 1996 he joined the PhD programme of IHE Delft as a Hydroinformatics PhD Research fellow. He defended his PhD Thesis in 2002 on a topic related to the technical and social aspects of development of new kinds of Decision Support Systems which use the electronic networks such as Internet for enabling stakeholder and citizens' participation in water- and environment-related decision making processes.

Since 2001 he works as a staff member of the Hydroinformatics Chair Group. He teaches courses in groundwater flow and transport modelling, physically-based catchment modelling, river flood analysis, decision support systems and software technologies for decision support.

He has been involved in coordination of the Masters Studies in Hydroinformatics, as well as in the development of new educational programmes in the field of hydroinformatics.

Main research areas:

  • Analyisis and computer modelling of complex water systems (catchments, rivers, groundwater systems and urban water systems)
  • Model-based optimization of water systems
  • Design and development of Internet-based decision support systems in the fields of water and the aquatic environment
  • Socio-technical aspects of participatory decision making, collaborative modelling and participatory decision support systems.
  • Integration of simulation models with databases and information systems, and their deployment on Internet for purposes of decision support.
  • Mobile phone hydroinformatics applications.


Selected peer-reviewed publications:

(full list and access to some publications is available on Google scholar)

Jonoski A., Popescu I., Zhe S., Mu Y. and  He Y. (2019) Analysis of Flood Storage Area Operations in Huai River Using 1D and 2D River Simulation Models Coupled with Global Optimization Algorithms, Geosciences 9 (12), 509.

Mabrouk M., Jonoski A., Oude Essink G.H.P. and Uhlenbrook S. (2019) Assessing the Fresh–Saline Groundwater Distribution in the Nile Delta Aquifer Using a 3D Variable-Density Groundwater Flow Model. Water 2019, 11, 1946.

Assumpcao T. H. and Popescu I. and Jonoski A. and Solomatine D. P. (2018) Citizen observations contributing to flood modelling: opportunities and challenges, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp.1473--1489.

Basco-Carrera L., Warren A., van Beek E., Jonoski A. and Giardino A. (2017) Collaborative modelling or participatory modelling? A framework for water resources management, In Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 91, 2017, Pages 95-110.

Delipetrev B., Jonoski A., Solomatine D. (2017) A novel nested stochastic dynamic programming (nSDP) and nested reinforcement learning (nRL) algorithm for multipurpose reservoir optimization, Journal of Hydroinformatics  19 (1) 47-61.

Jonoski A. and Seid A. H. (2016) Decision Support in Water Resources Planning and Management: The Nile Basin Decision Support System, in Real-World Decision Support Systems, Papathanasiou J., Ploskas, N. and Linden I. (eds.),  Volume 37 of the series Integrated Series in Information Systems, Springer.

Pan Q., Gama M.C., Jonoski A. and Popescu I. (2016) Decision Support System for Daily and Long Term Operations of the System of Milan, Italy, Procedia Engineering 154, 58-67, Elsevier.

Gama M.C., Pan Q., Jonoski A. and Solomatine D. (2016) A Graph Theoretical Sectorization Approach for Energy Reduction in Water Distribution Networks, Procedia Engineering 154, 19–26, Elsevier.

Ebrahim, G., Jonoski, A., Al-Maktoumi, A., Ahmed, M., and Mynett, A. (2015). Simulation-Optimization Approach for Evaluating the Feasibility of Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Samail Lower Catchment, Oman. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE.

Almoradie A., Cortes V.J. and Jonoski A. (2015) Web-based stakeholder collaboration in flood risk management, Journal of Flood Risk Management, , 8 (1), 19-38,  John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Jonoski A. and Evers M. (2013) Sociotechnical Framework for Participatory Flood Risk Management via Collaborative Modeling, International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change, 4(2), 1-16. 

Jonoski A., Almoradie A., Khan K., Popescu I. and van Andel S.J. (2013) Google Android mobile phone applications for water quality information management, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 15 (4), 1137-1149.

Popescu I., Jonoski A. and Bhattacharya B. (2012) Experiences from online and classroom education in hydroinformatics, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3935–394.

Evers M., Jonoski A., Maksimovic C., Lange L., Ochoa Rodriguez S., Teklesadik A., Cortes Arevalo J., Almoradie A., Eduardo Simoes N., Wang L. and Makropoulos, C. (2012): Collaborative modelling for active involvement of stakeholders in urban flood risk management, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2821-2842.

Jonoski, A. , Alfonso, L., Almoradie, A., Popescu, I., van Andel, S.J. and Vojinovic, Z. (2012) Mobile phone applications in the water domain, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Volume 11, Issue 5, 2012, Pages 919-930

Dinh Q., Balica S., Popescu I. and Jonoski A. (2012) Climate change impact on flood hazard, vulnerability and risk of the Long Xuyen Quadrangle in the Mekong Delta, International Journal of River Basin Management, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 103-120, Taylor & Francis;

Gichamo Z., G., Popescu I., Jonoski A. and Solomatine D.P. (2012) River Cross Section Extraction from ASTER Global DEM for Flood Modeling, Environmental Modelling & Software 31 (2012) 37-46, Elsevier.

Jonoski A. and Popescu I. (2011) Distance Learning in Support of Water Resources Management: An Online Course on Decision Support Systems in River Basin Management, Water Resources Management, Springer; DOI: 10.1007/s11269-011-9959-y

Hassaballah K., Jonoski A., Popescu I. and Solomatine D.P (2011) Model-based optimisation of downstream impact during filling of a new reservoir: case study of Mandaya/Roseires reservoirs on the Blue Nile River, Water Resources Management (1 October 2011) pp. 1-21.

Alfonso L., Jonoski A. and Solomatine D. (2010),  Multiobjective Optimization of Operational Responses for Contaminant Flushing in Water Distribution Networks, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol 136, Issue 1, January / February 2010, © ASCE pp. 48- 58.

Maskey S, Jonoski A. and  Solomatine D. (2002), Groundwater remediation strategy using global optimization algorithms, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol 128, No 6, November 1, © ASCE pp. 431- 440.

Abbott M.B. and Jonoski A., (2001), The democratisation of decision making processes in the water sector (II), Journal of Hydroinformatics, 03.1, pp. 35-48.

Jonoski A., Zhou Y., Nonner J. and Meijer S.(1997) Model Aided Design and Optimisation of Artificial Recharge-Pumping Systems, Journal of Hydrological Sciences,   42(6), p. 937-953.


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