PhD Hydraulic Engineering – Land and Water Development (UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands)
Dr. Sarfraz Munir holds PhD in the
field of Hydraulic Engineering – Land and Water Development from UNESCO-IHE
Institute for Water Education, Delft and Wageningen University, Wageningen, the
Netherlands. He has about 20 years teaching, research and consultancy experience
in water resources engineering and management sector, with more than five years
teaching experience. His main teaching areas are hydraulics, applied hydrology,
hydroinformatics, water resources management, irrigation system design and
applications of remote sensing and GIS. He has significant expertise in
enhancing teaching and learning experience and curriculum development for water
resources engineering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Hydrologic data generation,
forecasting of hydrologic time series, drought analysis, stochastic
optimization and numerical modelling of surface water flows are main areas of
his research. He holds more than 19 research publications on his credit. He has
visited water management systems in more than seven countries including Netherlands,
USA, India, Nepal and Cambodia. He has excellent proposal writing skills in
order to attract funding for research programs.
his skills encompass analysis of water resources systems, hydraulic,
hydrological and optimization modelling for improved land and water resources
planning and management. He is expert in developing Decision Support System (DSS)
for efficient water management. Hydrological monitoring and measurements in canals,
rivers, reservoirs with modern and state of the art equipment like Acoustic
Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), Echosounder and Sub-bottom profiler integrated
with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Global Positioning System are his main areas of
field investigations. He has been actively involved in designing, procuring and
installing telemetry system in river and canal network at the province/state
From September 2013 to Date
Employer University of Kurdistan Hewler
Position Held Assistant Professor Water Resources Engineering
Chair of Natural Resources Engineering Department (from October 2015)
Employer: University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan
Position Held: Visiting Faculty, Department of Civil Engineering
From: March 2006 to Feb. 2011
Employer: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands
Position Held: PhD Researcher
From: Sep. 2008 to Jan. 2009
Employer: International Water Management Institute, Lahore, Pakistan
Position Held: Acting Head
From: Jan. 2006 to Dec. 2009
Institute: University of Kurdistan Hewler
Position: Assistant Professor
Nature of Job: Teaching and Research
Year: September 2013 to date
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Water Resources Management
Irrigation and Drainage
Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System in Water Resources
Name of Project: Monitoring and Evaluation of Punjab Barrages Improvement Phase-II Project
Year: May 2011 to date
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Main project features: Monitoring and Evaluation of Rehabilitation and Modernization of Jinnah Barrage Project, Developing tools for modernizing irrigation water management in Punjab, Installation of real time flow monitoring system in Punjab Irrigation Network,
Position Held: Water Management Specialist
Need assessment of modernizing equipment and facilities for Punjab Irrigation System.
Preparing Terms of Reference for developing “Water Resources Management Information System and Decision Support System for Efficient Irrigation Management in Punjab”.
WRMIS includes design and development of geo-database for improved receiving, storage, retrieval, processing, transmission and dissemination of irrigation system operation and management data. Creation of web-based GIS interface that incorporates land use and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) using available resources of the canal irrigated area and link with Google web based applications. Link WRMIS with the telemetry system of Indus River System Authority, climatic data of Pakistan Meteorological Department and databases of other relevant organizations.
DSS includes development of models for improved forecasts of water availability in the basin, based on the forecasts define share of each irrigation canal, finding optimal route
Sreepada, S., Saeed, B. B. (2017). Planning
and Operational Flow Forecasting at Dokan Dam, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Zanco
Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (ZJPAS). ZJPAS (2018) 30(s1)s152-s158
Sreepada, S., Munir, S., Jumaa, S. N. (2018).
Optimizing Reservoir Operation – A case study of Dokan Reservoir, Kurdistan
Region, Iraq. ZJPAS (2018) 30(s1)s159-s167.
Jadoon, S., Munir, S., Abdulhamid, A. M. (2015). Analyzing Water Quality in Darbandikhan Reservoir, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Journal of Environment and Earth Science www.iiste.org. ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online). Vol.5, No.21, 2015.
Jadoon, S., Munir, S., Fareed, I. (2015). Evaluation of Drinking Water Quality in Erbil City Kurdistan, Region-Iraq. Journal of Environment and Earth Science www.iiste.org. ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online). Vol.5, No.21, 2015
Munir, S., Armghan, M., Babrus, A. (2014). An Integrated Approach to Hydrographic Surveying of Large Reservoirs – Application to Tarbela Reservoir in Pakistan. Open Journal of Modern Hydrology, 4, 156-163. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojmh.2014.44015
Munir, S., Schultz, B., Suryadi, F. X., Bharati, L. (2011) Improving the operational performance of downstream control irrigation canals. (DOI: 10.1002/ird.622).
Ghumman, A. R., Khan, M. Z., Khan, A. H., Munir, S. (2008) “Assessment of Operational Strategies for logical and optical irrigation water in a downstream control system”. Paper accepted in the journal of Irrigation and Drainage.
Munir, S. Schultz, B., Hoanh, C. T. Assessment of sediment transport in automatically downstream controlled demand based irrigation canals. Paper submitted to the journal of Irrigation and Drainage (Under Review)
Munir, S., Schultz, B., Suryadi, F. X., Hoanh, C. T. (2009). Managing sediment in downstream control irrigation canals. Paper accepted for the proceedings of Asian Regional Conference of ICID, to be held from 6-9 December 2009, New Delhi, India.
Munir, S., Ahmad, W., Hussain, A. (2009). Effect of transboundary water agreements on water and food security of downstream riparian communities – A case study of Indus Waters Treaty. Paper published in Transboundary Water Management conference proceedings organized by Pakistan Engineering Congress Lahore on 22 March 2009, Lahore, Pakistan.
Munir, S., Schultz, B., Khan, A. H., Gichuki, F., Suryaid, F. X. (2007). “Hydrodynamic behavior of a canal network under supply and demand based operations”. Proceedings of the 58th ICID Conference, Sacramento CA, USA.
q Munir, S., Khan, A. H., Ahmad, W., Nazeer, A. (2007). Wastewater Reuse for Crop Production; An Option for Sustainable Agriculture under Water Scarce Environments. Proceedings of the workshop “Coping with Water Scarcity” March 31, 2007, Lahore, Pakistan.
q Khan, A. H., Masih, I., Munir, S. (2006). Public-Private Partnership in Water Management in Pakistan, Experiences and Constraints. Proceedings of the International Workshop on “WATER SAVING TECHNOLOGIES” February 22-24, 2006. Amritsar, Punjab, India
Khan, A. H., Munir, S., Mahmood, S., Turral, H. (2004). Transition from conventional to modernized water management in Pakistan. Proceedings of the International Forum on “FOOD SECURITY UNDER WATER SCARCITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTION” Como, Italy. 24-27 November 2004.
Khan, A. H., Munir, S. Sarwar, N., Mahmood, S. (2004). Crop Based Irrigation Operations (CBIO) Model—Computer Model Aplication for irrigation Management in Upper Swat Canal System. Proceedings of the “3rd National Seminar on Drainage in Pakistan, June 7-8, 2004”. NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Van der Hoek, W., Hassan, M. ul, Ensink, J. H. J., Feenstra, S., Munir, S., Aslam, R., Ali, N., Hussain, R., Matuno, Y. (2002). Urban Wastewater; A Valuable resource for irrigated agriculture in low-income water scarce countries. Research Report No. 63. International Water Management Institute, Colombo Sri Lanka.
Ensink, J. H. J., Van der Hoek, W., Matsuno, Y., Munir, S., Aslam, R. (2002). Use of Untreated Wastewater in Peri-Urban Agriculture in Pakistan: Risks and Opportunities. Research Report No. 64. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Munir, S., Amin M. A., Aslam, M. R., Hassan M. ul., Ensink. J. H. J. (2000). Using Municipal Wastewater for Irrigation; An Opportunity or Environmental Threat? Paper Published in the proceedings of Drainage Workshop held at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, 16-18 August 2000.
Munir, S., Kalwij, I. M., Brouwer, M. (1999). Assessment of Water Distribution at Watercourse and Minor Level of Bahadurwah Minor. Research Report No. 99. International Water Management Institute, Lahore, Pakistan.
Undergraduate research projects in Water Resources Engineering and Management
Integrated Water Resources Management,
Hydraulics, Open Channel Hydraulics
Water Resources Management
Irrigation and Drainage System
Hydroinformatics (water systems
Applications of Remote Sensing and
GIS in Water Resources Engineering