University of Thessaly (UTH) was founded in 1984 and currently comprises 38 departments that are organised in 8 schools. The Department of Civil Engineering and belongs to the School of Engineering of UTH and its facilities are located in Volos. The Laboratory of Hydromechanics and Environmental Engineering focuses its activities in the areas of mathematical modelling of physical-chemical and biological processes in water systems and ecosystems, smart water, circular economy, societal challenges and sustainability and Nexus analysis and informatics. Several national and EU projects are undertaken by the lab including FP7 projects SMS and ISS-EWATUS; Horizon 2020 projects Water4Cities and SIM4NEXUS; ERANETMED project NanoSWS and national project LakeRemake.

UTH has constant presence in water resources related research, such as in the fields of water supply and distribution systems, lake ecosystems, hydroinformatics and water system modelling, with numerous publications in journals and software developed for specific purposes. It has also a long experience in EU funded research projects, related to water resources and ICT.

Core Competence: Intermittent water supply, drinking water and wastewater quality parameters, sensors, biosensors, emerging pollutants, chemical and microbiological sensors, eutrophication/trophic state modelling, harmful algal blooms, cyanobacteria, cyanotoxicity, irrigation with affected water and transfer through the food web, sensors in water supply systems and decision support systems, leakage in water supply networks, artificial data generation for urban water consumption.


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Name of the main contact: Chrysi Laspidou

Position of the main contact: Associate Professor

Contact [mail]: laspidou(at)