Dr Andreas Panagopoulos is a Hydrogeologist, Research Director at the Soil and Water Resources Institute (SWRI) of the Hellenic Agricultural Organisation “DIMITRA”. His research interests include water resources management, monitoring of their quality and quantity, groundwater flow and pollution transport modelling, synthesis of NEXUS management policies through participatory approaches, hydrogeology, and climate change impacts on groundwater systems. He shares over 25 years of professional experience and has participated in more than 60 national and international R&D projects, mostly as SWRI’s project manager or team leader. He has worked as expert to European and Greek consultants’ consortia for the elaboration of development projects in Greece and Turkey, relating to water resources protection and management in the framework of EU Directives’ implementation. Dr Panagopoulos has been an acting member of the National Water Council and appointed national representative to the EU CIS working group for groundwater. He is the co-founder of Pinios Hydrologic Observatory, which is a member of the International Long Term Ecological Research network (ILTER) and the European Network of Hydrological Observatories (ENOHA).

Topic: Water resources protection and management