Ilias Pechlivanidis

Professor (Associate, Docent)

Ilias Pechlivanidis

Role in team

  • Senior Researcher
  • Project Leader
  • Project Manager of the Copernicus EMS - Floods Analytics and Dissemination Centre


  • Hydrological forecasting at different spatiotemporal scales 
  • Seamless and Impact-based (user-tailored) forecasting
  • Communication of forecast - User engagement and understanding of user needs
  • Assimilation of Earth Observation and in-situ data in hydrological services  
  • Climate services - Improved prediction of extremes
  • Process understanding of hydrological systems and modelling under uncertainty
  • Prediction in ungauged / non-stationary catchments
  • Impacts of environmental change (land use, climate and population) on water resources
  • Water resources management and societal adaptation

Professional records

  • Member of WMO Research Board
  • Chair of WMO Task Team on Hydrology Research
  • Co-Chair of HEPEX initiative (
  • Reference Group Member of the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS)
  • Chair of the EGU HS Subdivision on Hydrological Forecasting 
  • Associate/Guest Editor in NHESS, HESS, Water, Global NEST journals