Subject: Environmental Hydrogeochemistry

Research Unit: Thermi, Thessaloniki (Headquarters)

Telephone: +30 2310 473429
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Dr. Evangelos Tziritis
Senior Research Scientist


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Dr Evangelos Tziritis is a senior research scientist at the Soil and Water Resources Institute of the Hellenic Agricultural Organization (ELGO-DIMITRA). His main research domain focuses on environmental hydrogeochemistry and relevant water resources. He has significant experience in various methodological approaches for geo-environmental analysis at the catchment-scale level (e.g. hydrogeochemical modelling, environmental indicators, hydrological isotopes, groundwater vulnerability). He also has expert knowledge of environmental monitoring of water resources and groundwater salinization. His overall achievements include several years of experience in geo-environmental projects of basic and applied research in liaison with private firms, stakeholders, and academia. He has participated in more than 20 projects and has published more than 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals of the SCI and at several international conferences. He is a regular reviewer of more than 30 SCI peer-review scientific journals. Currently, he is the coordinator of the MEDSAL Project (PRIMA Programme,, focusing on the multi-sourced salinisation of coastal aquifers.

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  1. Kypritidou Z., El-Bassi L., Jellali S., Kinigopoulou V., Tziritis E., Akrout H., Jeguirim M., Doulgeris C. Lead removal from aqueous solutions by olive mill wastes derived biochar: Batch experiments and geochemical modelling 2022 Journal of Environmental Management 318 115562 10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115562
  2. Tziritis E., Panagopoulos A. Geo-Environmental Approaches for the Analysis and Assessment of Groundwater Resources at the Catchment Scale 2022 Water (Switzerland) 14 7 1085 10.3390/w14071085
  3. Kypritidou Z., Doulgeris C., Tziritis E., Kinigopoulou V., Jellali S., Jeguirim M. Geochemical Modelling of Inorganic Nutrients Leaching from an Agricultural Soil Amended with Olive-Mill Waste Biochar 2022 Agronomy 12 2 480 10.3390/agronomy12020480
  4. Vrouhakis I., Tziritis E., Stamatis G., Panagopoulos A. Groundwater Vulnerability Analysis of Tirnavos Basin, Central Greece: An Application of RIVA Method 2022 Water (Switzerland) 14 4 534 10.3390/w14040534
  5. Vrouhakis I., Tziritis E., Panagopoulos A., Stamatis G. Hydrogeochemical and hydrodynamic assessment of tirnavos basin, central greece 2021 Water (Switzerland) 13 6 759 10.3390/w13060759
  6. Tziritis E., Pisinaras V., Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G. RIVA: a new proposed method for assessing intrinsic groundwater vulnerability 2021 Environmental Science and Pollution Research 28 6 7043 7067 10.1007/s11356-020-10872-3
  7. Marks E., Akrout H., Kinigopoulou V., Doulgeris C., Jellali S., Rad C., Zulueta P.S., Tziritis E., El-Bassi L., Jeguirim M. Olive Mill Wastes in the Mediterranean: An Initial Assessment of Organic Matter and Nutrients of Agricultural Value 2021 Environmental Science and Engineering 1097 1101 10.1007/978-3-030-51210-1_172
  8. Demertzi K., Pisinaras V., Lekakis E., Tziritis E., Babakos K., Aschonitis V. Assessing annual actual evapotranspiration based on climate, topography and soil in natural and agricultural ecosystems 2021 Climate 9 2 20 1 16 10.3390/cli9020020
  9. Doulgeris C., Pisinaras V., Argyroudi A., Tziritis E., Hatzigiannakis E., Panagopoulos A. Impacts on water level fluctuation in lake vegoritida: Insights for the historical and projected climate period 2020 Desalination and Water Treatment 194 358 368 10.5004/dwt.2020.25756
  10. Marks E.A.N., Kinigopoulou V., Akrout H., Azzaz A.A., Doulgeris C., Jellali S., Rad C., Zulueta P.S., Tziritis E., El-Bassi L., Ghimbeu C.M., Jeguirim M. Potential for production of biochar-based fertilizers from olive millwaste in mediterranean basin countries: An initial assessment for Spain, Tunisia, and Greece 2020 Sustainability (Switzerland) 12 15 6081 10.3390/su12156081
  11. Barzegar R., Asghari Moghaddam A., Tziritis E., Adamowski J., Bou Nassar J., Noori M., Aalami M.T., Kazemian N. Exploring the hydrogeochemical evolution of cold and thermal waters in the Sarein-Nir area, Iran using stable isotopes (δ18O and δD), geothermometry and multivariate statistical approaches 2020 Geothermics 85 101815 10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.101815
  12. Rezaei A., Hassani H., Tziritis E., Fard Mousavi S.B., Jabbari N. Hydrochemical characterization and evaluation of groundwater quality in Dalgan basin, SE Iran 2020 Groundwater for Sustainable Development 10 100353 10.1016/j.gsd.2020.100353
  13. Barzegar R., Asghari Moghaddam A., Soltani S., Fijani E., Tziritis E., Kazemian N. Heavy Metal(loid)s in the Groundwater of Shabestar Area (NW Iran): Source Identification and Health Risk Assessment 2019 Exposure and Health 11 4 251 265 10.1007/s12403-017-0267-5
  14. Barzegar R., Asghari Moghaddam A., Soltani S., Baomid N., Tziritis E., Adamowski J., Inam A. Natural and anthropogenic origins of selected trace elements in the surface waters of Tabriz area, Iran 2019 Environmental Earth Sciences 78 8 254 10.1007/s12665-019-8250-z
  15. Fijani E., Barzegar R., Deo R., Tziritis E., Konstantinos S. Design and implementation of a hybrid model based on two-layer decomposition method coupled with extreme learning machines to support real-time environmental monitoring of water quality parameters 2019 Science of the Total Environment 648 839 853 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.221
  16. Barzegar R., Moghaddam A.A., Deo R., Fijani E., Tziritis E. Mapping groundwater contamination risk of multiple aquifers using multi-model ensemble of machine learning algorithms 2018 Science of the Total Environment 621 697 712 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.185
  17. Pisinaras V., Panagopoulos A., Herrmann F., Bogena H.R., Doulgeris C., Ilias A., Tziritis E., Wendland F. Hydrologic and geochemical research at pinios hydrologic observatory: Initial results 2018 Vadose Zone Journal 17 1 180102 10.2136/vzj2018.05.0102
  18. Esmaeili S., Asghari Moghaddam A., Barzegar R., Tziritis E. Multivariate statistics and hydrogeochemical modeling for source identification of major elements and heavy metals in the groundwater of Qareh-Ziaeddin plain, NW Iran 2018 Arabian Journal of Geosciences 11 1 5 10.1007/s12517-017-3317-1
  19. Barzegar R., Fijani E., Asghari Moghaddam A., Tziritis E. Forecasting of groundwater level fluctuations using ensemble hybrid multi-wavelet neural network-based models 2017 Science of the Total Environment 599-600 20 31 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.189
  20. Soltani S., Asghari Moghaddam A., Barzegar R., Kazemian N., Tziritis E. Hydrogeochemistry and water quality of the Kordkandi-Duzduzan plain, NW Iran: application of multivariate statistical analysis and PoS index 2017 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189 9 455 10.1007/s10661-017-6171-4
  21. Tziritis E.P., Datta P.S., Barzegar R. Characterization and Assessment of Groundwater Resources in a Complex Hydrological Basin of Central Greece (Kopaida basin) with the Joint Use of Hydrogeochemical Analysis, Multivariate Statistics and Stable Isotopes 2017 Aquatic Geochemistry 23 4 271 298 10.1007/s10498-017-9322-x
  22. Barzegar R., Asghari Moghaddam A., Tziritis E. Erratum to: Assessing the hydrogeochemistry and water quality of the Aji-Chay River, northwest of Iran (Environmental Earth Sciences, (2016), 75, 23, (1486), 10.1007/s12665-016-6302-1) 2017 Environmental Earth Sciences 76 15 544 10.1007/s12665-017-6837-9
  23. Barzegar R., Moghaddam A.A., Tziritis E., Fakhri M.S., Soltani S. Identification of hydrogeochemical processes and pollution sources of groundwater resources in the Marand plain, northwest of Iran 2017 Environmental Earth Sciences 76 7 297 10.1007/s12665-017-6612-y
  24. Barzegar R., Asghari Moghaddam A., Tziritis E. Assessing the hydrogeochemistry and water quality of the Aji-Chay River, northwest of Iran 2016 Environmental Earth Sciences 75 23 1486 10.1007/s12665-016-6302-1
  25. Filippidis A., Tziritis E., Kantiranis N., Tzamos E., Gamaletsos P., Papastergios G., Filippidis S. Application of Hellenic Natural Zeolite in Thessaloniki industrial area wastewater treatment 2016 Desalination and Water Treatment 57 42 19702 19712 10.1080/19443994.2015.1103314
  26. Tziritis E., Skordas K., Kelepertsis A. The use of hydrogeochemical analyses and multivariate statistics for the characterization of groundwater resources in a complex aquifer system. A case study in Amyros River basin, Thessaly, central Greece 2016 Environmental Earth Sciences 75 4 339 1 11 10.1007/s12665-015-5204-y
  27. Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G., Tziritis E., Pisinaras V., Herrmann F., Kunkel R., Wendland F. Assessment of climate change impact in the hydrological regime of River Pinios Basin, central Greece 2016 Desalination and Water Treatment 57 5 2256 2267 10.1080/19443994.2014.984926
  28. Tziritis E., Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Panoras G., Panoras A., Panagopoulos A. Quality characteristics and hydrogeochemistry of irrigation waters from three major olive groves in Greece 2016 Desalination and Water Treatment 57 25 11582 11591 10.1080/19443994.2015.1057869
  29. Tziritis E., Tzamos E., Vogiatzis P., Matzari C., Kantiranis N., Filippidis A., Theodosiou N., Fytianos K. Quality assessment and hydrogeochemical status of potable water resources in a suburban area of northern Greece (Thermi Municipality, central Macedonia) 2016 Desalination and Water Treatment 57 25 11462 11471 10.1080/19443994.2015.1052993
  30. Voutsis N., Kelepertzis E., Tziritis E., Kelepertsis A. Assessing the hydrogeochemistry of groundwaters in ophiolite areas of Euboea Island, Greece, using multivariate statistical methods 2015 Journal of Geochemical Exploration 159 79 92 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.08.007
  31. Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G., Kuhr P., Kunkel R., Tziritis E., Wendland F. Area-differentiated modeling of water balance in pinios river Basin, central Greece 2015 Global Nest Journal 17 2 221 235 10.30955/gnj.001402
  32. Tziritis E., Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G. Development of an operational index of water quality (PoS) as a versatile tool to assist groundwater resources management and strategic planning 2014 Journal of Hydrology 517 339 350 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.008
  33. Tziritis E.P. Environmental monitoring of Micro Prespa Lake basin (Western Macedonia, Greece): Hydrogeochemical characteristics of water resources and quality trends 2014 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186 7 4553 4568 10.1007/s10661-014-3719-4
  34. Tziritis E., Kelepertzis E., Korres G., Perivolaris D., Repani S. Hexavalent chromium contamination in groundwaters of Thiva Basin, Central Greece 2012 Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 89 5 1073 1077 10.1007/s00128-012-0831-4
  35. Tziritis E., Kelepertsis A., Fakinou G. Geochemical status and interactions between soil and groundwater systems in the area of Akrefnio, Central Greece. Risk assessment, under the scope of mankind and natural environment 2011 Journal of Water and Land Development 15 1 127 144 10.2478/v10025-012-0012-1
  36. Kelepertzis A., Tziritis E. Origin, geology and geochemistry of Mpouharia and Nohtaria landforms, in Mikrovaltos Kozani, NW Macedonia - Greece 2010 Natural Heritage from East to West: Case studies from 6 EU countries 43 49 10.1007/978-3-642-01577-9_5
  37. Tziritis E.P. Assessment of NO3- contamination in a karstic aquifer, with the use of geochemical data and spatial analysis 2010 Environmental Earth Sciences 60 7 1381 1390 10.1007/s12665-009-0274-3
  38. Kelepertsis A., Tziritis E., Kelepertzis E., Leontakianakos G., Pallas K. Hydrogeochemical characteristics and genetic implications of Edipsos thermal springs, north Euboea, Greece 2009 Central European Journal of Geosciences 1 3 241 250 10.2478/v10085-009-0019-2
  39. Stamatakis M., Tziritis E., Evelpidou N. The geochemistry of Boron-rich groundwater of the Karlovassi Basin, Samos Island, Greece 2009 Central European Journal of Geosciences 1 2 207 218 10.2478/v10085-009-0017-4
  40. Tziritis E. Groundwater and soil geochemistry of the Eastern Kopaida region (Beotia, central Greece) 2009 Central European Journal of Geosciences 1 2 219 226 10.2478/v10085-009-0011-x


  1. Sustainable water reuse practices improving safety in agriculture, food and environment (SAFE) – PRIMA Programme. Duration: 2022-2025. Role: Research team member
  2. Safeguarding the livelihood of rural communities and the environment in the Mediterranean through nature-based solutions (Mara-Mediterra). PRIMA Programme. Duration: 2022-2025. Role: Research team member
  3. Demonstration of a mobile unit for hybrid energy storage based on CO2 capture and renewable energy sources (CO2toCH4) – LIFE20 CCm/GR/001642. Duration: 2021-2025. Role: Research team member
  4. "Learning and action alliances for Nexus environments in an uncertainf future (LENSES) - PRIMA Programme
    Duration: 2021-2024. Role: Research team member,"
  5. "Salinization of critical groundwater reserves in coastal Mediterranean areas: Identification, risk assessment and sustainable management with the use of integrated modelling and smart ICT tools (MEDSAL) – PRIMA Programme.
    Duration: 2019-2022. Role: Project Coordinator, Principal Investigator of research team,"
  6. " Agricultural Interoperability and Analysis System (ATLAS) – HORIZON 2020
    Duration: 2019-2022. Role: Research team member."
  7. "Providing services for management of natural resources (Re-Source) – INTERREG V-B Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020 Programme.
    Duration: 2019-2020. Role: Research team member,"
  8. "Recovery of olive oil by-products through bio/hydrochars production for agricultural soil fertilization and environment preservation (FERTICHAR) – ARIMNet2 Programme.
    Duration: 2018-2020. Role: Research team member,"
  9. "Promoting water efficiency and supporting the shift towards a climate resilient agriculture in Mediterranean countries (AgroClimaWater) – LIFE 14 Programme.
    Duration: 2017-2020. Role: Research team member,"
  10. "Integrated modelling and management of nitrogen pollution in selected Greek and German catchment areas – Programme for the promotion of the exchange and the scientific cooperation between Greece and Germany IKYDA2011
    Duration: 2010-2014. Role: Research team member"
  11. "Establishment of impact assessment procedure as a tool for the sustainability of agro-ecosystem: the case of Mediterranean olives (SAGE10) – LIFE+ Environment Programme.
    Duration: 2010-2014. Role: Research team member,"
  12. "Strategic Plan for the adaptation and application of the principles for the sustainable use of pesticides in a vulnerable ecosystem (ECOPEST) - LIFE+ Environment Programme
    Duration: 2008-2011. Role: Research team member,"
  13. "The use of clay-rich rocks and mining wastes in the production of lightweight aggregates with thermal insulation properties Bilateral Greek-Romanian Research Programme
    Duration: 2006-2007. Role: Research team member"
  1. "Use of industrial mining wastes to the production of innovative fire-retardant raw materials (MagWasteVal) – Greek National Research Programme EDK.
    Duration: 2018-2020. Role: Research team member,"
  2. "Hydrogeochemical and environmental study of Samos Island and research of correlation between elevated values of soluble salts and depositions of Industrial Minerals (Borates, Niter, Celestine) – Pithagoras II Programme
    Duration: 2005-2007. Role: Research team member"
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