Chrysi Laspidou is a Professor in the Civil Engineering Department, University of Thessaly in Greece. Her research interests include resource Nexus and water informatics, mathematical modeling and simulation of physical-chemical and biological processes that take place in natural aquatic systems and other ecosystems, as well as urban water issues, resource depletion and sustainability, virtual water and water-carbon-ecological footprint. Chrysi has conducted research in different aspects of water, from performing mathematical modeling of aquatic system processes to computational biology relevant to ecosystem function, to the socio-economic aspects of water use and water resource management.
Why I became the European Junior Water Program Ambassador
‘Young water professionals are the water leaders of tomorrow! They are the ones that should get inspired by us, that should understand and share our water vision and commit to realizing it and extending it through sustainable lifestyles and choices. It is really worthwhile to invest in the younger generation of water professionals, as it will have a great impact. It is an honor for me to be part of their inspiration’!
Additionally, Chrysi is involved in ICT projects that are mainly on innovative multi-sensors and biosensors, smart urban water management, smart cities and ICT for improving ecosystem function and quality. The Vice-President of Research and Technology at Water Europe, Chrysi is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Knowledge Action Network at Future Earth. She has published over 60 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings, and is actively involved either as a Principal Investigator, or as a Coordinator in research projects funded by the European Commission, or national sources.