Iakovos GkanoulisSpecial Secretary for Water/Water and Marine Director, Ministry of Reconstruction of Production, Environment & Energy, Greece
J. Ganoulis is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Ph.D. (Doctorat d’Etat) in Natural Sciences from the University of Toulouse (France) and visiting scholar at the Universities of Erlangen (Germany), McGill (Canada), Melbourne (Australia), and Paris VI (France). He has more than 35 years experience in integrated water resources management, risk analysis, climate change and transboundary water management, including transboundary aquifer resources and conflict resolution. He was born in Siatista Kozanis and is married with two children. He is the Director of the UNESCO Chair/International Network of Water-Environment Centres for the Balkans (INWEB-http://www.inweb.gr/) and Senior Consultant and Greece representative in UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP), Paris. He published more than 200 papers in International Journals and Conferences and is the co-editor/author of 10 books including Transboundary Water Resources Management: a Multidisciplinary Approach (WILEY, 2011) and Risk Analysis of Water Pollution (WILEY, 2009; 2nd edition; translated into Chinese). In July 2013, the French Government, in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of water-environmental sciences, has granted to him the title of “Knight of the Academic Order”.