Awards and Honors

“It’s time to come to the realisation that sustainable blue growth and sponge cities are the future.”

I am deeply humbled – and grateful – that my journey has been recognised by several accolades in the realm of research and science over the years.

However, this is more testament to the collective efforts of dedicated colleagues and mentors than anything else. Also, while these achievements underscore the impact of my contributions, I remain steadfast in my commitment to advancing knowledge. The accolades, though appreciated, are mere milestones in the pursuit of understanding the intricacies of our world and environment.

For those interested, here are my various recognitions over the years:

  • I was a Member of the Greek government’s enterprise delegation, led by the Minister of Development, that visited the UAE for the Expo 2020 Dubai event, during February 2022.
  • I was selected as a Reviewer of the Chapter 4, Water, in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report, AR6.
  • I have been an Associate Editor of the Environmental Systems Engineering of Frontiers in Environmental Science, one of the largest research publishers and open science platforms globally.
  • I was selected to assist with the scoping of the nexus assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food, and health, in the context of climate change, for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
  • I was a speaker and co-organizer of a side event at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, Poland in 2018.
  • I am the Vice Chair of the International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Economics (CEMEPE).
  • I was a Finalist for Woman of the Year under the “Scientist” category by the Life & Style magazine in 2004.