General Description

NTUA is the oldest and most prestigious Engineering School in Greece. NTUA participates in ALPINE through the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management of the School of Civil Engineering is a centre of excellence on water resources analysis and urban water systems management with active role at both national and European levels. Of particular interest to the Laboratory is the domain of Hydroinformatics and the modelling of the complete socio-technical urban water system. The Laboratory is a member of European Networks, such as EurAqua and WSSTP.

Profile of key people and role in the project


Dr Christos Makropoulos is an Assistant Professor in Hydroinformatics in the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. He is a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Water Systems of the University of Exeter, the co-Editor in Chief of Urban Water Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hydroinformatics. Dr Makropoulos is an expert in hydroinformatic tools and methods for urban water management with an emphasis on distributed water infrastructure and whole city modelling. His work focuses on risk analysis, uncertainty quantification, multi-objective evolutionary optimization, decision support and long-term policy scenario development. He has authored more than 100 journal and conference papers and book chapters and is a reviewer for 15 academic Journals. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


George Karavokiros is an expert in Software Engineering, Database Design and Network Modelling. He has particular expertise in database design, network simplification, simulation and optimisation. Over the past 20 years he has proven his ability for interdisciplinary teamwork by contributing to or leading software development projects in the fields of water resource management, urban hydraulics and transportation for both industry and research institutions. His solid theoretical background enabled him to transform innovative methodologies and mathematical models into successful software products. In the last years he has coordinated the software development team of a €2M E.U. and government funded project providing a series of computing tools for the integrated management of complex water resource systems. 

Contribution to project

NTUA leads the Hydrological Infrastructures case study in collaboration with EYDAP, the Water Company of Athens.h

Previous involvement research and innovation projects

NTUA is engaged in several European and National research programs. A selection of the most recent activities include: TRUST: Transition to Water Services of Tomorrow (FP7, ongoing). iWidget: smart metering in water distribution systems (FP7, ICT-Water, ongoing), DESSIN: Demonstrate that Ecosystem Services are Enabling Innovation in the Water Sector (FP7, water-inno-demo, ongoing) PEARL: Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions (FP7, ongoing). 

Publications and/or research/innovation products

Rozos, E and C. Makropoulos (2013). Source to Tap Urban Water Cycle Modelling, Environmental Modelling & Software 41, 139-150

Tsoukalas, I. and Makropoulos, C. (2015). Multiobjective optimisation on a budget: Exploring surrogate modelling for robust multi-reservoir rules generation under hydrological uncertainty. Environmental Modelling & Software, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.09.023