Subject: Management of Liquid Waste and Sewage Sludge with Natural Systems

Research Unit: Thermi, Thessaloniki (Headquarters)

Telephone: +30 2310 473429
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Dr. Vasileios Takavakoglou
Senior Research Scientist


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He holds a Master's degree and a PhD in Ecology and Ecosystem Management. Researcher (Grade C) at the Institute of Soil and Water Resources of ELGO DIMITRA, with over 20 years of experience in the development, management and implementation of more than 40 national and EU co-funded projects. Specialized training in "Technological and economic parameters of bio/plant-based soil resources restoration" by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Centre for Science and Technology (ICST). Main research interests are related to environmental management and Nature Based Agro-environmental Solutions (NbSs) with emphasis on natural systems for water pollution control and resource recovery, as well as climate change and unconventional water resources. Specialised training from AUTH in " Research methodology, research and innovation management, technology assessment, exploitation of S&T knowledge and its integration in the process of economic and social development ". More than 80 publications in scientific journals, national and international conferences. Reviewer in 10 international scientific journals and referee in national and European research funding programmes. Member of the European Orientation Group of Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Agriculture. Active member of the Focus Groups "Water and Agriculture: and "Nature-based solutions for water management under climate change" of the European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture.

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  1. Takavakoglou V., Pana E., Skalkos D. Constructed Wetlands as Nature-Based Solutions in the Post-COVID Agri-Food Supply Chain: Challenges and Opportunities 2022 Sustainability (Switzerland) 14 6 3145 10.3390/su14063145 2-s2.0-85126321616
  2. Takavakoglou V., Georgiadis A., Pana E., Georgiou P.E., Karpouzos D.K., Plakas K.V. Screening life cycle environmental impacts and assessing economic performance of floating wetlands for marine water pollution control 2021 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9 12 1345 10.3390/jmse9121345 2-s2.0-85120536789
  3. Crisman T.L., Alexandridis T.K., Zalidis G.C., Takavakoglou V. Phragmites distribution relative to progressive water level decline in Lake Koronia, Greece 2014 Ecohydrology 7 5 1403 1411 10.1002/eco.1466 2-s2.0-84911417750
  4. Papadopoulos N.G., Takavakoglou V., Gikas E., Tsarbopoulos A., Zalidis G. Transport and dissipation study of the herbicide terbuthylazine and its major metabolites in wetland sediment substrates planted with Typha latifolia L 2012 Desalination and Water Treatment 39 1-3 209 214 10.1080/19443994.2012.669177 2-s2.0-85025354716
  5. Antoniadis A., Takavakoglou V., Zalidis G., Darakas E., Poulios I. Municipal wastewater treatment by sequential combination of photocatalytic oxidation with constructed wetlands 2010 Catalysis Today 151 1-2 114 118 10.1016/j.cattod.2010.03.058 2-s2.0-77953285754
  6. Papadimitriou C.A., Papatheodoulou A., Takavakoglou V., Zdragas A., Samaras P., Sakellaropoulos G.P., Lazaridou M., Zalidis G. Investigation of protozoa as indicators of wastewater treatment efficiency in constructed wetlands 2010 Desalination 250 1 378 382 10.1016/j.desal.2009.09.060 2-s2.0-71849112583
  7. Alexandridis T.K., Topaloglou C.A., Pardalis I., Tsakoumis G., Vogiatzis M., Andrianopoulos A., Takavakoglou V., Vougioukas S., Bochtis D., Zalidis G.C., Silleos N.G. Monitoring indicators for mediterranean wetland and agricultural area using ALOS data 2009 European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP 664 SP 2-s2.0-77955174009
  8. Crisman T.L., Takavakoglou V., Alexandridis T., Antonopoulos V., Zalidis G. Rehabilitation of abandoned saltworks to maximize conservation, ecotourism and water treatment potential 2009 Global Nest Journal 11 1 24 31 2-s2.0-77957560035
  9. Antoniadis A., Takavakoglou V., Zalidis G., Poulios I. Development and evaluation of an alternative method for municipal wastewater treatment using homogeneous photocatalysis and constructed wetlands 2007 Catalysis Today 124 3-4 260 265 10.1016/j.cattod.2007.03.044 2-s2.0-34250169789
  10. Alexandridis T.K., Takavakoglou V., Crisman T.L., Zalidis G.C. Remote sensing and GIS techniques for selecting a sustainable scenario for Lake Koronia, Greece 2007 Environmental Management 39 2 278 290 10.1007/s00267-005-0364-2 2-s2.0-33845795691
  11. Vasileios T., Ioannis C., Anastasia T., Thomas A., George Z. Contribution of GlobWetland products in designing a monitoring protocol for a European ramsar wetland 2006 European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP SP-634 6 2-s2.0-34249726590
  12. Zalidis G.C., Takavakoglou V., Panoras A., Bilas G., Katsavouni S. Re-establishing a sustainable wetland at former Lake Karla, Greece, using Ramsar restoration guidelines 2004 Environmental Management 34 6 875 886 10.1007/s00267-004-0022-0 2-s2.0-14944353259
  13. Zalidis G.C., Tsiafouli M.A., Takavakoglou V., Bilas G., Misopolinos N. Selecting agri-environmental indicators to facilitate monitoring and assessment of EU agri-environmental measures effectiveness 2004 Journal of Environmental Management 70 4 315 321 10.1016/j.jenvman.2003.12.006 2-s2.0-1842608577
  14. Zdragas A., Zalidis G.C., Takavakoglou V., Katsavouni S., Anastasiadis E.T., Eskridge K., Panoras A. The effect of environmental conditions on the ability of a constructed wetland to disinfect municipal wastewaters 2002 Environmental Management 29 4 510 515 10.1007/s00267-001-0010-6 2-s2.0-0036527507
  15. Zalidis G., Stamatiadis S., Takavakoglou V., Eskridge K., Misopolinos N. Impacts of agricultural practices on soil and water quality in the Mediterranean region and proposed assessment methodology 2002 Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 88 2 137 146 10.1016/S0167-8809(01)00249-3 2-s2.0-0036136238
  1.  Mara-Mediterra - Safeguarding the livelihood of rural communities and the environment in the Mediterranean through Nature-based Solutions. PRIMA – SECTION I under H2020. (Coordinator)
  2. AQUACYCLE – Towards Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater in the Mediterranean Region. ENICBCMED. (Innovation Manager)
  3. LIFE CO2toCH4 – Demonstration of a mobile unit for hybrid energy storage based on CO2 capture and renewable energy sources. LIFE20 CCM/GR/001642.
  4. AGRI-ABILITY – Social agri-entrepreneurship for people with disabilities in the crossborder area. Territorial Cooperation Programme INTERREG Gr-BL.
  5. SAFE WASTECYCLE – Recycling of organic waste and green entrepreneurship in the urban web to secure public health. Territorial Cooperation Programme INTERREG.
  6. ECOS OUVERTURE – Natural Systems for wastewater treatment and reuse. EU External Inter-Regional Cooperation Projects.
  1.  ATLANTIS - Floating wetlands for marine water pollution control in Mediterranean sea. GSRI-HDRI. (Scientific Responsible)