Programme of activities for Young Professionals

During the 7th IAHR Europe a series of activities will be dedicated to Young Professionals, including the following:


Organising Committee

  • Anastasios I. Stamou, Co-Chair of the 7th IAHR Europe Congress
  • Vassilios Tsihritzis, Co-Chair of the 7th IAHR Europe Congress
  • Panagiotis Kossieris, President of the IAHR Hellenic Young Professionals Network
  • Elisavet Feloni, Vice-President of the IAHR Hellenic Young Professionals Network
  • Aris Bloutsos, Secretary of the IAHR Hellenic Young Professionals Network
  • George Moraitis, Treasurer of the IAHR Hellenic Young Professionals Network
  • David Ferras Segura, Chair of the Task Force for Young Professionals Development
  • Tiago Fazeres Ferradosa, Member of the Europe Division Leadership Team
  • Daniel Valero, IAHR Council YPN representative member
  • Michael Nones, Member of the IAHR Technical Committee on Education and Professional Development

To find out more about IAHR Young Professionals Networks click here

Wednesday, 7 September 2022; 14:15 - 15:00

Venue of the Congress

Coordinator: Dr. Panagiotis Kossieris, President of the IAHR Hellenic YPN


Welcome and brief introduction.

Discussion on current activities, such as research projects in which members of YPNs participate, encountered problems and their facing etc.

Discussion on new initiatives and new trends in research projects in Europe.

Discussion on the need of closer collaborations among YPNs in Europe.


Thursday, 8 September 2022; 21:30 - 23:30.

Lavrion Technological Cultural Park (LTCP)

The Young Professionals’ Night (YPN) is an informal and relaxed evening specially dedicated to young professionals.

The Young Professionals’ night will take place on Thursday evening in the Lavrion Technological Cultural Park (LTCP) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) immediately after the Symposium “CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON WATER RESOURCES USING INNOVATIVE GREEN SOLUTIONS”.

LTCP has been supporting young Greek scientists since start of operation, offering an ideal place to apply their research work in real conditions. It is a place where knowledge and technology are produced and where they are applied in practice. Moreover, some large-scale NTUA research projects are being implemented at the LTCP. It is, at the same time, a place for demonstration of innovative technologies on products and services. It is a destination for visitors with a variety of scientific, educational, cultural and business interests. Finally, it is an ongoing experiment of osmosis of a Public University with the local community in the direction of development, and a stable bridge of communication between the NTUA and the broader Hellenic society.

The creation of LTCP, on the same site where the beginning of the industrial revolution of Greece took place, revives memories of the past and stresses the effort for development. Simultaneously, the site’s supervision by the NTUA, the top educational institution in the country with strong links with technology, innovation and development on the one hand, and the synergies that the Park develops on the other hand, offer a significant added value in this effort.
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The “Another Tale Quartet”
During the YPN, the group “Another Tale Quartet” has selected a list of well-known jazz, rock and funk tracks especially for this event.
“Another Tale Quartet” was formed in the summer of 2015 by Vironas Dolas (guitars), Achilleas Tabakis (bass), Yannis Mantziaras (drums, percussion) and George Giannopoulos (saxes, keys). The group’s sound and style are classified in the area of modern jazz, drawing influences from its classical form to modern versions of improvisational music, with original compositions as the main body. It includes musicians from two generations with different influences and approaches to music. This is noticeable in the processing of the group’s own compositions, as well as in the selection and the aesthetic approach of well-known pieces from the past, both from the area of jazz and from the area of rock, funk and ethnic music.
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How to register - Registration Deadline
There are no fees involved for registered for the Congress participants.
However, young professionals wishing to attend the ΥPN are kindly requested (1) to fill the registration form for the Symposium and (2) tick in the form the box for their registration in the YPN.

✔ How do engineers design and manage nowadays hydro-environment projects?
✔ Are research and innovation important in this design and management procedure?
✔ Are hydro-environment projects currently sustainable? 
✔ Were hydro-environment projects sustainable in the ancient world?

Presentations and discussion
Listen to the presentations of three experts in this field,
meet them
and discuss with them your ideas  

Wednesday, 7 September 2022; 17:30 - 19:15

Venue of the Congress


17:30-17:50 Ancient hydraulic works: from simplicity to sustainability, Prof. Nikos Mamassis
17:50-18:10 Research and innovation in the evolution of the water system of Athens and the circular economy approach, Dr. Efthymios Lytras
18:10-18:30 Innovations in the design of hydro - environment projects, Antonios Peppas
18:30-19:15 Discussion.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Nikos Mamassis
Nikos Mamassis was born in Athens, Greece in 1960. He is Associate Professor of Hydrology in the School of Civil Engineering of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).  His scientific interests are in the fields of Hydrology, Hydroelectric Energy, Hydrometeorology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Hydrological Modelling, Water Resources Engineering, and Investigation of Ancient Hydraulic Works. He is author of 36 journal papers, 7 book chapters, 27 conference papers, and more than 200 technical reports.  He has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses at NTUA and other Universities. He has supervised more than 120 diploma and master theses. Website:

Dr. Efthymios Lytras
Dr. Efthymios Lytras, has a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering. He works in EYDAP for 30 years, holding the positions of the Head of the Water Quality Control Department, the Head of R&D Department, the Deputy Director of Planning and Development and the Deputy Director of Environment and R&D as well. At present he holds the position of Deputy Director of Corporate Strategy and Innovation. He has represented EYDAP in the submission of more than forty funding proposals and has been the coordinator of funded research projects of EYDAP. He has an extended experience in water and wastewater quality control, water and wastewater treatment processes and environmental monitoring and has more than 50 published scientific papers including conference proceedings.

Antonios Peppas
Antonis Peppas, studied civil hydro engineering in NTUA and hydrology and environmental management in Imperial College London, is CEO of ETME ( , a 45 years engineering company involved in water, environmental and energy infrastructure works and innovations. An inventor and holder of two patents, he has been steering the company towards a combination of R&D and hydro engineering combining scientific knowledge with tangible engineering solutions. DEUKALION Research Hydrological project, innovative designs for streams canalisation and floating weather stations (FloatMast®) are some of the projects he has been involved.

Summer Course

(Within the project TRITON)

When & Where:
Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 September 2022, 09:00 - 17:30.
Amphitheatre of the Laboratory of Applied Hydraulics, NTUA;
Wednesday 8, Thursday 9 and Friday 10 September 2022.
Venue of the Congress;

More Info

The Gerhard Jirka Award for Young Researchers awards the best presentation given by a Young Professional during the biennial IAHR Europe Division Congress. The award recognises the quality, originality and relevance of the presentation. The award was introduced at the 5th IAHR Europe Congress in Trento in 2018 and was created in memory of Prof. Gerhard Jirka.

Learn more

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Award support the outstanding research work of 1 Young Scientist.
Award price is 500CHF and will be will be granted to the best-submitted paper during the 7th IAHR Europe Congress under the theme of “ECS: Estuaries, Coasts and Seas”.
The winning paper will be announced during the 7th IAHR Europe Congress.

The ITC Conference Grants of this 1st Call will be available within the 1st Grant Period of the Action, i.e. end of October 2022.
Applications should be submitted until 8 July 2022.
Decisions will be announced by 15 July 2022.

More information about your application is available here