Biography

 Dr. Tsanis is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at McMaster University, a Full Professor in the School of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Crete (TUC), a Director of the Water Resources Management and Coastal Engineering Laboratory at TUC, and an Associate Fellow Member of Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). He has published with his research group over 300 scientific journal and conference papers/posters, technical reports, books and book chapters and has participated as coordinator or partner in more than sixty (60) research projects.   The thematic areas include hydroinformatics, integrated water resources management and coastal areas, hydraulic/hydrologic modeling, forecasting of hydrometeorological extremes (floods and droughts) and the impact of climate change on extreme events, ecosystem tipping points, agriculture, tourism and energy.

A graduate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Dipl. Civ. Eng.) and University of Toronto (M.A.Sc. and Ph.D., Civil Engineering), Dr. Tsanis received a Visiting Fellowship and worked as a NSERC Visiting Fellow in the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) in Burlington, Ontario. He also received a University Research Fellowship and worked as a University Research Fellow and Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at McMaster University. He supervised several Masters and Ph.D. students and Postdocs many of whom are now faculty members. He delivered many invited lectures and keynote addresses around the world on the subject of climate change and its impact on water resources and extremes in Europe and Canada. He is also a member of expert international panels and proposal evaluation teams in the European Community (EU) in areas of water resources, ICT, climate change and extreme events.  He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydrology and the Climate Services Journal, and a Member of many international research organizations.  During the last 10 years he was involved as a partner and/or coordinator in EU funded FP6 and FP7 projects, European Space Agency (ESA) and bilateral cooperation projects (Greece& USA/Canada, Cyprus) and a European Economic Area (EEA) grant.  Dr. Tsanis is currently participating in three EU funded projects (IMPREX-H2020, SOILCARE-H2020 and RECARE-FP7) and one NSERC Discovery Grant on the impact of climate change on hydrological extremes.