Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia is Programme Director of Watershare. She has an engineering background, with expertise and research interests focused mainly on computational modelling and hydroinformatics across a wide range of subjects: Water Supply and Distribution Systems, Smart Meters, System Dynamics Modelling, the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Serious Gaming, the Circular Economy and Artificial Intelligence techniques for Water Systems.
Before joining KWR Lydia was, since 2003, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, UK, and still maintains a part-time position there, working on EU funded projects. Prior to that, she was a Lecturer at the Technical University of Athens (1990-2003). Over the course of many years, Lydia has also developed an extensive track record and expertise in international and EU-funded grants and projects: organising and winning bids, managing, advising, guiding and supervising teams of researchers, evaluating proposals and projects, and being involved as a stakeholder in EC consultation groups. Since 2013, she has been in the leading group of the ICT4WATER cluster, and has been playing an active role in Water Europe, where she leads the Water & Energy Working Group.
Her vision for Watershare is to establish it as a global network of excellence, bringing together researchers, practitioners and water utility operators to collaborate, communicate and exchange knowledge on water technologies and innovation, benefiting from our potential and expertise.