Angelos Alamanos

Angelos Alamanos
Springer Nature · Nature Sustainability

Civil Engineer, PhD.

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Additional affiliations
September 2020 - May 2022
Dundalk Institute of Technology
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  • Analyst
June 2020 - present
Athens University of Economics and Business
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  • Research Associate
September 2019 - August 2020
University of Waterloo
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (71)
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Water is involved, directly or indirectly, with many activities and needs that have to be met. The large scale and importance of water projects, the investments needed, the difficulty in predicting the results, and the irreversible character of the decisions have made decision making a complex scientific process. This paper presents a multicriteria...
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Hydro-economic models can serve as valuable tools to improve the understanding of system details, as well as to support decision-making and water resources management. However, hydro-economic models are not practically implemented as intended and are mainly used in academic settings due to their complexity and data requirements. This study presents...
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One significant concern of Ontario's water quality management is the reduction in nutrient export. Decision makers have considered nature-based solutions, such as wetlands, depending on their cost-effectiveness for nutrient filtering. All wetland ecosystems interact with the surrounding environment; however, their performances are not always known,...
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Fluvial floods are one of the primary natural hazards to our society, and the associated flood risk should always be evaluated for present and future conditions. The European Union’s (EU) Floods Directive highlights the importance of flood mapping as a key stage for detecting vulnerable areas, assessing floods’ impacts, and identifying damages and...
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Water managers are facing new challenges: more evident climate change impacts, Covid-19, recession, wars, population movements, increased energy and resources demand. These affect water management and several related sectors such as energy, fuels, industry, agriculture, international relations and trade, economy, resources, including water, human a...
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The optimal management of scarce transboundary water resources among competitive users is expected to be challenged by the effects of climate change on water availability. The multiple economic and social implications, including conflicts between neighbouring countries, as well as competitive sectors within each country are difficult to estimate an...
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The Grand River watershed in Southern Ontario, Canada, has a long history of floods. Accurate hydrological models are the basis for analyzing historic flood events, and also plan for future conditions. Having detailed information on streamflow variations across the main river is essential, given the large variations observed in the area due to clim...
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Effective communication has an influence on consumers decision to pay for water services towards ensuring continuous supply and availability to meet domestic water needs. Using a mixed method approach that involves survey questionnaire, and a review of communiques by the National Federation on Group Water Schemes; we attempt to assess how consumers...
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The proactive sustainable management of scarce water across vulnerable agricultural areas of South Europe is a timely issue of major importance, especially under the recent challenges affecting complex water systems. The Basin District of Thessaly, Greece’s driest rural region, has a long history of multiple issues of an environmental, planning, ec...
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Complex agricultural problems concern many countries, as a result of competing economic and environmental objectives. In this work we model three common agricultural problems through optimization techniques: a water-scarce area with overexploited surface and groundwater resources due to over-pumping for irrigation (Greece); an area facing water qua...
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Complex agricultural problems concern many countries, as the economic motives are increasingly higher, and at the same time the consequences from the irrational resources use and emissions are becoming more evident. In this work we study three of the most common agricultural problems and model them through optimization techniques, showing ways to a...
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Project summary, analysis of results and proposals – Final Report. Deliverable of the Project of the Athenian Brewery “Water For Tomorrow”.
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Seawater intrusion is a significant concern for coastal aquifer systems throughout Europe, particularly along the Mediterranean coast, making water resources management complicated. This study presents a scenario-wise comparison of the water balance, seawater intrusion, the indices of Crop Water Productivity (CWP), and Economic Water Productivity (...
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This article is a review on the resilience of drinking water supply systems as studied in various contexts. Different interpretations of the term resilience translate into different quantification measures and metrics. Studies that were based on recovery, necessary systems’ properties for resistance to supply and demand stresses, engineering resili...
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Finding optimal ways to cover the economic and production demand of agriculture while ensuring environmental sustainability through the most efficient use of resources and emissions’ control is a challenging multi-objective problem that concerns several countries. This study presents a classic agricultural problem as an example to balance the use o...
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Lake Tana in Ethiopia is the main water supply source for the broader area and a major driver of its economy. It provides water for irrigation, fishing, hydropower, and other uses. Water scarcity phenomena and poor management hinder the lake's sustainability and the continuation of water supply to the area's sub-watersheds. This research examines t...
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Integrated and sustainable management of environmental-human systems is studied from the perspective of Systems Innovation Approach (SIA), as a general model of development. SIA is a novel approach based on parallel stakeholder analysis and scientific support. Its aim is to bridge conflicting interests through the understanding of the need to solve...
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Finding optimal ways to cover the economic and production demand of agriculture while ensuring environmental sustainability through the most efficient use of resources and emissions' control is a challenging multi-objective problem that concerns several countries. This study presents a classic agricultural problem as an example to balance the use o...
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Floods occur when the capacity of the drainage system (natural or man-made) cannot safely drainchannel the volume of water produced by excess rainfall. The natural phenomena causing floods cannot be controlled, but the technical, geological, geomorphological and soil conditions of the river basin can be optimised by human intervention. The goal is...
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The Basin District of Thessaly, Greece's driest rural region, faces a number of environmental and economic issues as a result of agricultural intensification combined with poor management. For the first time, the region's key-stakeholders committed to co-design solutions during an 18-month project. The stakeholders are representatives from all gove...
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This research reflects the outcomes from an ongoing project based on continuous collaboration (stakeholder engagement) and scientific support towards sustainable and resilient water management. A multi-disciplinary platform is used to bring together all relevant stakeholders of Thessaly, a Greek rural region facing multiple water management problem...
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In these times of strong pressure on aquatic ecosystems and water resources due to climate change and water abstraction, intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams (IRES) (rivers that periodically cease to flow and/or dry) have become valuable assets. Indeed, not only do they supply water but they also offer services for humanity. Despite a growing...
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The Water-Food-Energy Nexus can support a general model of sustainable development, balancing resources with increasing economic/productive expectations, as e.g., in agriculture. We synthesise lessons from Greece's practical and research experience, identify knowledge and application gaps, and propose a novel conceptual framework to tackle these ch...
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Every bathing season in Ireland several bathing sites are closing and receiving warnings against bathing. In this report, their water quality status is assessed, and the broader picture of each case is investigated. A database is formed including location-maps, the restrictions they were/are subject to, the official justification, past and current...
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Ireland is facing dryer conditions in recent years, when compared to past decades. The study of drought and precipitation parameters, in addition to water balance, has become increasingly necessary. New technologies, such as remote sensing and satellite imagery, big data handling, visualised within geospatial software could serve as highly valuable...
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In the Mediterranean countries, agriculture poses challenges in terms of its production expectations, resources availability, pollution, general management and implementation of economic tools (e.g. full cost of irrigation water, according to the Water Framework Directive). This study attempts to provide useful approaches for small water supply age...
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators provide opportunities to best combine the available knowledge and data to monitor and estimate different metrics and track their progress. The overall picture can be complex as some indicators are often interconnected (e.g., rural and/or urban development with a water body’s status). Two...
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Small Aegean islands are facing complicated pressures of different natures. Their physically limited water resources are invoked to cover the increasing needs of the local population, combined with the seasonal water demand peaks due to tourists. This often leads to aquifers’ overexploitation and seawater intrusion, deteriorating the water quality....
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The coverage of water needs with the optimum way and quality of services is a major concern of most Water Utilities today. Water resources are not infinite and therefore water conservation measures are increasingly examined. The Water Utility’s response to this, the enhancement of public participation and the use of new technologies in urban water...
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Delivering adequate, good quality drinking water, and returning it safely to the environment, while maximising users’ utility and minimising costs, is a challenging task. Infrastructure, leakage and funding restrictions, combined with future threats can challenge the resilience of most Water Distribution Systems (WDS). We use Dublin’s WDS (facing p...
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Urbanization and population growth increase the demand for freshwater abstraction, food production, rising thus the agricultural, economic, and productivity expectations. The need for improved water services, sustainable and resilient management under changing climate, are major drivers to set forth the redesigning of water planning. Water scarcity...
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Ontario’ Action Plans consider and apply several strategies to improve water quality. Reducing phosphorus (P) runoff to Lake Erie is the major goal. This work addresses the problem from an optimization perspective that seeks integrated and effective management solutions: A profit maximization is presented, suggesting an alternative crop distributio...
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Water Resources Management's modern concerns include solutions on water scarcity, water quality problems and the use of economic and decision-support tools. Especially, the agricultural sector in South Europe under the requirements of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC(WFD) remains a challenge. Most scholars so far doubt and criticize the imp...
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During the summer of 2020, five bathing sites in Ireland were closed for the full season because of bad water quality, and 12 more received warnings and closed temporarily. Wastewater and sewage discharges, and Stormwater Overflows (SWOs) were the main causes. Although SWOs are not regarded as a management priority, they contributed to almost every...
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The significant wetland loss in Ireland the last decades was a result of limited or no solid broader management and planning, because of the lack of the specific knowledge required to estimate their Ecosystem Services (ES) potential. To consider wetlands as Nature-based solutions (NbS), policymakers need to know their effectiveness on the ES of int...
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Undertaking integrated and sustainable water resources management (ISWRM) and providing socially acceptable solutions with scientifically solid bases is a dynamic and challenging process. Two basic pillars–umbrellas can be identified in the literature: stakeholder engagement and analysis; and integrated monitoring–modelling in the form of a decisio...
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Covering increasing water demand for competitive uses with limited resources is becoming one of the most challenging water management issues. The effects are more evident in arid areas, where conflicts are more likely to occur. Such an example is Urumqi County, China; Urumqi River is the main water supply source, and in order to balance the upstrea...
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Hydro-economic models are valuable tools that can be used in irrigated agriculture in order to improve the understanding of the status quo of water resources, the role of water in agriculture, and the system behavior under changing conditions. The present paper attempts to give insights on how different water management objectives and data availabi...
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Policymaking in rural water-scarce areas faces many challenges, as it must achieve multiple and competitive objectives. Multicriteria Analysis (MCA) is one of the most used tools for decision support in cases where combining economic and environmental goals is essential. Two general questions are: a) which MCA technique is the most appropriate for...
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Wetlands provide valuable ecosystem services. However, many wetlands have been destroyed or are degraded due to land use intensification. Recently, wetlands are increasingly considered a low-cost nature-based solution to solve water challenges like eutrophication. We review almost 4 decades of literature focusing on the role of wetlands to reduce n...
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The requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60 for the full water cost recovery have brought reactions and difficulties to their implementation, especially for irrigation water. We propose a systematic and objective methodology for the estimation of the cost of irrigation water. The application is made in a degraded Greek watershed...
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The relationship between water abstraction and water availability has turned into a major stress factor in the urban exploitation of water resources. The situation is expected to be sharpened in the future due to the intensity of extreme meteorological phenomena, and socio-economic changes affecting water demand. In the city of Volos, Greece, the n...
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Η σύγχρονη Διαχείριση Υδατικών Πόρων βρίσκεται αντιμέτωπη με προβλήματα λειψυδρίας, ποιοτικής υποβάθμισης υδάτων και έλλειψης οικονομικών πόρων. Η παρούσα εργασία επιχειρεί να προσομοιώσει αυτή την κατάσταση σε μια περιοχή που στηρίζεται στην αγροτική οικονομία, λαμβάνοντας υπόψη υδρολογικές και οικονομικές παραμέτρους, την ποιοτική κατάσταση των υ...
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Several hydrological factors that affect agricultural water use in the Mediterranean region have recently emerged. The financial crisis focuses on production, efficiency and profit, but all these should be achieved under environmental constraints. This requires a shift in policy towards more sustainable and efficient solutions. This research presen...
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The aim of this study is the water demand forecasting in the city of Volos and the evaluation of various parameters affecting it, such as water price, temperature and rainfall. Time series data of water consumption levels and the number of water meters from 2007 to 2012 were collected from databases of Water Utility of Volos, while raw data concern...
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A number of hydrometeorological factors, inefficient practices and the lack of sustainable management restrain the efficient agricultural water use and the achievement of economic objectives. This study extends the findings and the methodology of previous studies, with additional outputs of a hydroeconomic model of Lake Karla watershed (farmers’ ut...
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Major hindrances restrain the efficient agricultural water use in South Europe and significantly deteriorate surface and groundwater sources. Several studies are dealing with the optimal allocation of agricultural water use. However, a modular approach is often suggested in which the hydrological, economic and environmental components are separatel...

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Projects (6)
Archived project
Living lab for water resources management in Thessaly, Central Greece
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Applications for optimal integrated water resources management