“Confronting climate change impacts on water resources using innovative green solutions”


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National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)


September 8, 2022; 18:00 - 21:30.


Lavrion Technological Cultural Park (LTCP)

How to register - Registration Deadline

The Symposium is sponsored by the Green Fund (Prasino Tameio).

There are no fees involved. However, places are limited and online registration is required.

Αll registered for the Congress participants will receive an e-mail that invites them in the Symposium. The Congress participants wishing to attend the Symposium need to accept the invitation by filling the registration form for the Symposium online until Thursday, 1st of September 2022.

Non-registered in the Congress persons wishing to attend the Symposium are kindly requested to send an application e-mail to: until Thursday, 1st of September 2022. They will be informed on the outcome of their application by the 3rd of September 2022.

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Budget:  €15,000.00 (including VAT)


Moderators: Prof. Anastasios I. Stamou - Prof. Vassilios Tsihrintzis
18:00-18:45 Introductory speeches.
Prof. Andreas Boudouvis, Rector of the NTUA.
Prof. Dimitris Kaliampakos, Vice President of NTUA-AMDC.
Spyridoula Ntemiri, Representative of the Green Fund.
18:45-19:05 Exploring Climate Adaptation Actions in the Greek Water Sector. The LIFE-IP AdaptInGR GR Example.
Prof. Emer. Dionysis Assimakopoulos
19:05-19:25 Green transition and sustainable practices through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach.
Prof. Chrysi Laspidou
19:25-19:45 Nature Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation.  
Dr. Ellis Penning
19:45-20:05 Modern Green Approaches in Hydro-environment Engineering Consulting.
Despina Kallidromitou
20:05-21:00 Discussion
21:00 Dinner

Invited Speakers

Prof. Emer. Dionysis Assimakopoulos.
Dionysis Assimacopoulos is Professor Emeritus at the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, where he taught from 1981, and Coordinator of the School’s Environmental and Energy Management Research Unit. He has participated in over 60 funded research and education projects over the past 30 years. His current research interests focus on Climate Change Adaptation, and on the Management of Energy, Water Resources and Environmental Systems. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and books/textbooks. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Municipality’s Local Government Organization “National Garden – Metropolitan Green S.A.”. He has also served as vice-president in the Board of Directors of the Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and that of the Athens Water Utility (EYDAP S.A.), and as board member for the Greek National Center for the Environment and Sustainable Development (EKPAA). He has extensive experience as consultant/advisor, external evaluator and monitoring expert on a number of projects in Greece and abroad.

Prof. Chrissy Laspidou
Prof. Chrysi Laspidou is a Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, University of Thessaly in Greece. She is the Vice-President of Research and Technology at Water Europe and a member of the Steering Committee of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Knowledge Action Network at Future Earth. She is the Chair of the COST Action NEXUSNET and the coordinator of the H2020 project ARSINOE. She has published over 60 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings and is actively involved either as a Coordinator, or as a Principal Investigator in research projects funded by the European Commission, or national sources.

Dr. W.E. Penning
Dr. Ellis Penning is an expert in the field of Nature Based Solutions and ecohydraulics research. She leads the research programme on Nature Based Solutions in Deltares and carries out a variety of national and international projects related to this subject, amongst others in cooperation with the Dutch Ecoshape consortium. Ellis is a member of the steering group of the EU project MERLIN and responsible for the peatland- and wetland cluster working on implementation of NbS in these ecosystems. Within the EU-project REXUS she works on creating frameworks that facilitate the selection of NbS for Water-Energy-Food nexus challenges related to climate change. She also chairs of the International Steering Committee of the River Experiment Centre of the Korean Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology and leads the Deltares contribution to the joint project on vegetated flows in its unique large outdoor flume facility aiming to improve quantification of fluvial NbS under different flow regimes and linking this with innovative monitoring techniques to assess dynamics in space and time.

Despina Kallidromitou
Despina Kallidromitou holds an MSc in Civil Engineering (NTUA) and an MBA in Economics and Telecommunications. She is the President of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Association of Consulting Firms (HELLASCO), Member of the Board of Directors of European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) and the CEO of the company EPSILON SA. She is an expert in the fields of water resources, environmental systems and mathematical models, decision support systems and GIS. Her current scientific and research interests focus on Adaptation to Climate Change, Circular Economy, Environmental Systems and Neural Networks, Smart/Green Cities.  Over the past 30 years, she has coordinated and participated in numerous EC, international and national projects, technical studies, and research activities related to these fields. She worked as an expert in the Lake Titicaca rural development project in Puno, Peru and as a circular economy specialist at Ecole du Pont's. She was a member of the sustainable development COMMITTEE of EFCA – FIDIC and is currently a member of the European Green Deal Committee and the Future Trends Committee of EFCA. She is a Certified Auditor from TUV Hellas for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings.