Damir Brdjanovic
Professor of Citywide Inclusive Sanitation, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands


Dr. Damir Brdjanovic is Professor of Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands. Areas of his expertise include CWIS, non-sewered sanitation and faecal sludge management, and urban drainage and wastewater treatment. He is an inventor and a pioneer in the practical application of models in wastewater treatment practice in developing countries. Prof. Brdjanovic is co-founder and director of the Global Sanitation Graduate School, the world’s largest network for postgraduate education on CWIS. He has a sound publication record, including publications in Science and Nature, is co-initiator of the IWA Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, and is the initiator, author and editor of ten books in the sanitation field. In 2015 he became an IWA Fellow, in 2018 received the IWA Publishing Award, in 2021 IWA Water and Development Research Award, and in 2022 the IWAP Best Scientific Book Prize. 

Since 2023, he is a member of the Advisory Board for IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative.