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Background and activities

Sveinungs homepageProfessor Water and Wastewater systems at Institute for Water and Environment, NTNU, born 1951.


Teaches subjects "Urban Water Systems" and "Water and Wastewater Systems Specialisation"

Mentor for students at project works and master thesis

Previously senior researcher and research manager at SINTEF

Participates with initiation and implementation of research projects, i.e. EU programs. Manager of EU projects CARE-W and CARE-S and EU network CityNet, plus researcher exchange program SafeWater (Marie Curie). Work area leader EU IP project TECHNEAU (safe drinking water from source to tap) and central in development of EU IP project  PREPARED (meeting impact of climate change with existing urban water systems), TRUST (sustainable development of urban water infrastructure) nd BINGO (impact and mitigation of climate change) 

Board member European Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WSSTP) 2006-2008, and initiator and leader of Norwegian branch of platform (2008-2012). Member of International Water Association (IWA) network "Leading Edge Sustainable Asset Management" (LESAM)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Sægrov, Sveinung. (2005) Computer Aided Rehabilitation of Water Networks. IWA Publishing. 2005. ISBN 1843390914.

Part of book/report

  • Ugarelli, Rita Maria; Almeida, Maria Amelia; Behzadian, Kourosh; Liserra, Tonino; Smeets, Patrick; Kapelan, Zoran; Sægrov, Sveinung. (2014) Sustainability risk based assessment of the integrated urban water system: a case study of Oslo. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC) 2014, New York, USA.
  • Nie, Linmei; Li, Pingju; Nilsen, Vegard; Hem, Lars John; Sægrov, Sveinung. (2012) Modelling Climate Change and Urbanization Impacts on Urban Stormwater and Adaptation Capacity. Urban Drainage Modelling : extended abstracts of the Ninth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling, Belgrade, 4-6 September 2012.


  • Gragne, Ashenafi Seifu; Muthanna, Tone Merete; Alfredsen, Knut; Sægrov, Sveinung. (2015) The Kværnerbyen flood of 2nd September 2015 Reconstruction of the Alna River flows and capacity assessment of the culvert-tunnel system. 2015. ISBN 978-82-7598-093-7.
  • Lindholm, Oddvar; Endresen, Svein; Thorolfsson, Sveinn T.; Sægrov, Sveinung; Jakobsen, Guttorm; Aaby, Lars. (2008) Veiledning i overvannshåndtering og planlegging for klimaendringer. 2008. ISBN 9788241402982.
  • Thorolfsson, Sveinn T; Lindholm, Oddvar; Sægrov, Sveinung. (2008) Veiledning i klimatilpasset ovwervannshåndtering. 2008. ISBN 978-82-414-0298-2. Norsk Vann Rapport (162-2008).