Nemanja Trifunovic PhD, MSc

Deputy Head of the EEWT Department

Biography

Dr. Nemanja Trifunovic is Associate Professor of Water Supply Engineering at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands. He is a specialist in the field of water distribution, in general, and in application of computer models in urban distribution networks, in particular. Apart from lecturing assignments, he is also involved in research guidance as well as in organisation of various forms of training, including online learning modules.

Lecturing and advisory missions conducted mostly in Africa and Asia included participation in educational and training programmes, and capacity building projects. Next to his academic duties, Dr. Trifunovic served as the programme coordinator of the Sanitary Engineering Masters programme and online course coordinator, and was the director of two capacity building projects conducted at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, in period 2001-2011.

Currently, he is the coordinator of the programme in water distribution at IHE Delft, and the director of two large capacity building projects in South Africa and Mozambique, implemented with consortia combined of eight Dutch and international organisations.

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Publications

Books

Trifunovic, N. 2012., Pattern Recognition for Reliability Assessment of Water Distribution Networks, 278 p., PhD manuscript, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK.

Odai, S.N., Trifunovic, N., Eds. 2010. Training Needs and Research Gaps in West Africa. Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management held in Accra, Ghana, February 2-3, 2009.

Trifunovic, N. 2006., reprint 2008. Introduction to Urban Water Distribution, 509 p., Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK.

Trifunovic, N. 2002. Small Community Water Supplies/IRC Technical Paper Series 40 edited by Smet J. and van Wijk C., Chapter 20: Water Transmission, 21 p., Chapter 21: Water Distribution, 32 p. International Water and Research Centre (IRC), 585 p., Delft, The Netherlands.

Journal papers

Trifunovic, N., Maharjan, B., Vairavamoorthy, K., 2013. Spatial Network Generation Tool for Water Distribution Network Design and Performance Analysis, Water Science & Technology – WSTWS 13.1/2013 p.1-19, IWA Publishing 2013.

Ghebremichael, K., Gebremeskel, A., Trifunovic, N., Amy, G. 2008. Modelling Disinfection By-products: Coupling Hydraulic and Chemical Models, Water Science & Technology – WSTWS 8.3/2008 p.289-295, IWA Publishing 2008.

Trifunovic, N. 2006. Water Demand: Quantities, Patterns and Trends, Journal for Water and Sanitary Technology 5/2006, Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia, 21 p. (in Serbian/English).

Conference papers

Trifunovic, N., Vairavamoorthy, K. 2012. Simplified Emitter Based Approach for Pressure-Driven Demand Calculations of Networks with Extreme Topography. Manuscript presented at the 14th International Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, Adelaide, Australia, September 24 – 27, 2012.

Trifunovic, N., Kanowa, L., Vairavamoorthy, K. 2012. Impact of Balance between Investment and Operational Costs on Resilience of Water Distribution Networks. Manuscript presented at the 14th International Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, Adelaide, Australia, September 24 – 27, 2012.

Trifunovic, N. 2012. Experiences in Maintenance of Water Quality in Distribution Systems in the Netherlands (in Serbian Language). Manuscript presented at the international seminar on Water Quality in the Waterworks Systems and Industry Water, Belgrade, Serbia, November 08-09, 2012. Proceedings published by Serbian Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering, 2012.

Trifunovic, N., Sharma, S., Pathirana, A. 2009. Modelling Leakage in Distribution System Using EPANET. Manuscript presented at the IWA Water Loss 2009 Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, April 26 – 30, 2009.

Trifunovic, N., Odai, S.N. 2009. Capacity Building Experiences from Collaboration between KNUST and IHE Delft. Manuscript presented at the Regional Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management, Accra, Ghana, February 2-3, 2009.

Trifunovic, N. 2008. Modern Practices in Operation and Maintenance of Water Supply Systems in The Netherlands. Key-note given at the 2nd National Conference on Operation and Maintenance of Water and Wastewater Systems, Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran, October 7 – 9, 2008.

Trifunovic, N., Vairavamoorthy, K. 2008. Use of Demand-Driven Models for Reliability Assessment of Distribution Networks in Developing Countries. Manuscript presented at the 10th International Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, Kruger National Park, South Africa, August 17 – 20, 2008.

Trifunovic, N. 2008. First Experiences from Running Distance Learning and Problem-Based Learning Programme in Water Distribution at IHE Delft. Manuscript presented at the International Research Symposium on Problem Based Learning, University of Aalborg, Denmark, June 30 – July 1, 2008.

Lee, K.W., Trifunovic, N., Vairavamoorthy, K. 2007. Application of Genetic Algorithms in Reliability Optimisation of Distribution Networks. Manuscript presented at the International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, Leicester, UK, September 3-5, 2007. Supplementary Proceedings published under title Water Management Challenges in Global Change by Ulanicki et al. (eds), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 2007.

Trifunovic, N., Sharma, S., Figueres, C. 2007. Urban Water Demand Management and Strategies in Continental Europe. Manuscript prepared for the International Workshop on Water Demand Management in Urban Areas in Light of Tourism Development, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, August 27 – 28, 2007.

Yoo, T.J., Trifunovic, N., Vairavamoorthy, K. 2005. Reliability Assessment of the Nonsan Distribution Network by the Method of Ozger. Manuscript prepared for the 31st WEDC International Conference on Maximizing the Benefits from Water and Environmental Sanitation, in Kampala, Uganda, October 31 – November 4, 2005.

Totsuka, S.N., Trifunovic, N., Vairavamoorthy, K. 2004. Intermittent Urban Water Supply under Water Starving Situations. Manuscript prepared for the 30th WEDC International Conference on People-Centered Approaches to Water and Environmental Sanitation, in Vientiane, Lao PDR, October 25-29, 2004.

Odai, S.N., Andam, K.A., Trifunovic, N. 2004 Strategic Partnerships for Sustainable Water Education and Research in Developing Countries. Manuscript presented at the International Conference on Water Resources of Arid and Semi Arid Regions of Africa, in Gaborone, Botswana, August 3-6, 2004. Proceedings published under title Water Resources of Arid Areas by Stephenson, Shemang and Chaoka, Balkema, 2004.

Trifunovic, N., Umar, D. 2003. Reliability Assessment of the Bekasi Distribution Network by the Method of Cullinane. Manuscript presented at the International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry in London, UK, September 15-17, 2003. Proceedings published under title Advances in Water Supply Management by Maksimovic, Butler and Ali Memon, Balkema, 2003.

Trifunovic, N., Abu Madi, M.O.R. 1999. Demand Modelling of Distribution Systems With Individual Storage. Manuscript presented at the 26th A.S.C.E. Annual Water Resources Planning & Management Conference in Tempe, Arizona, June 6-9,1999.

Trifunovic, N. 1999. Main Concepts of Water Supply in The Netherlands (in Serbian Language). Manuscript presented at the international conference on Water for 21st Century, Belgrade, Serbia, March 22-24, 1999. Proceedings published by Serbian Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering, 1999.

Technical reports

Trifunovic, N., 2007. Inception Mission in the Framework of the Utility Support Programme Between Ulaanbaatar Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Vitens-Evides International BV and Royal Netherlands Embassy in Beijing, PR of China. IHE Delft evaluation mission report, Delft, The Netherlands.

Trifunovic, N. et al., 2005. Evaluation of the Proposals for an Integrated Sewage and Drinking Water System on St. Maarten – part Water Distribution, Volumes 1 & 2. IHE Delft Project evaluation report, Delft, The Netherlands.

Blokland, M.W., Trifunovic, N. 1993. Evaluation of Water Distribution Network of Hodaidah, Yemen. Computer modelling study, IHE Delft, Delft, The Netherlands.

Other information

Key Qualifications

Specialist in the field of water distribution, in general, and in application of computer models in urban distribution networks, in particular. Apart from lecturing assignments, also involved in research guidance as well as in organisation of various forms of training, including online learning modules. Lecturing and advisory missions conducted mostly in Africa and Asia included participation in educational and training programmes, and capacity-building projects. Next to his academic duties, served as the programme coordinator of the Sanitary Engineering Masters programme and online course coordinator.

Currently, the coordinator of the programme in water distribution at IHE Delft. The director of two large capacity-building projects conducted at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, in period 2001-2011. Presently, the director of two four-year capacity building projects: at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa (since 2010), and at FIPAG (National Urban Water Asset Holding and Investment Fund) in Mozambique (since 2012), leading the consortia composed of Dutch and international organisations: Delft University of Technology, NHL University of Applied Science, SWO Dutch training institute for water management, World Waternet, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, University Eduardo Mondlane, and Rand Water.