Narrative Resume of Andreas N. Angelakis
Andreas N. Angelakis holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the Agricultural University of Athens (1962), a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis, USA (1976). He also holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Soil Science from the University of California, Riverside, USA (1975) and an M.S. in Water Resources from the University of California, Davis, USA (1977). He was awarded the title of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Soil Physics (1981) by the same University.
He served the Extension Services of the Ministry of the Agriculture (1964-1966) and thereafter as Director at the Agricultural School of Messara, Crete (1967-1978), Water Resources Engineer in the Land Improvement Service of the Ministry of Agriculture (1979-1980) and Researcher-Water Resources Engineer at the National Foundation for Agricultural Research (N.AG.RE.F.), Institute of Crete (1993-2008). He was elected member of the Administrative Board of N.AG.RE.F. (1993-1997). He was also an Adjunct Professor at the Technical University of Crete, Chania (1989 -2008), Technical Consultant of the Hellenic Association of Municipal Water and Sewerage Companies (EDEYA) (1991 -2018), and Water Reuse Consultant in FAO (1996-2018).
His research interests include wastewater treatment and waste reuse, small and decentralized water management systems and water resources technologies in ancient civilizations.
He was President of the European Federation of National Water and Wastewater Services Associations (EUREAU) (2008-2009) and a member of the Board of Directors for 16 years (1993-2009). He also chaired the EUREAU Working Group (WG) on Wastewater Reuse (2001-2007). He was originally a member of the International Water Pollution Research Association (IAWPR) and thereafter of the International Water Pollution Research Association (IAWPR) from 1980 to 1999. Finally, he was member of the International Association on Water Quality (IAWQ), WG for Water Recycling and Reuse from 1991 to 2005.
In 1999 these International Associations, including the International Water Supply Association (IWSA) and the International Water Quality Association (IAWQ), merged under the umbrella of the International Water Association (IWA). Andreas N. Angelakis has been a member of IWA since 2000. He was president of the IWA Specialist Group (SG) for Water in Ancient Cultures (WAC) (2005 -2019). In October 2019, he was elected President of the new Joint IWA-IWHA (International Water History Association) SG in Water Resources in Ancient Civilizations (WAC). He was also a member of the IWA Strategic Council (2016 to 2019).
He has been honored and accepted awards including the awarding of Honorary Member, Fellow and Distinguished Fellow by IWA (2010, 2012 and 2015, respectively). He is an Honorary Member of the Hellenic Water Association (HWA, 2011). He was awarded with Honorary distinction by the Hellenic Committee of the International Association of Hydrogeology (2014). Also, Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (2018), Member of the French Academy of Water (2021), Honorary Professor of Hubei University, Wuhan, China (2019), and Honorary doctorate of the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece (2021). In addition he was awarded with Honorary distinction by the Hellenic Hydro-technical Association of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2022. Also, he was appointed Senior Chair Professor at Hubei University, Wuhan, China in 2023. Lastly, he was awarded and honored for his contribution to the Holocaust Museum of Viannou and Ierapetra by the Mayor of Municipality of Viannos, Iraklion, Greece and the President of Museum in 2023.
Today he collaborates with international IWA members to highlight the timeless principles and practices of hydro-technology in ancient civilizations and to understand "what and how we could learn from the past". With a growing global awareness of the importance of water and wastewater management in ancient civilizations, IWA SG on WAC has organized more than a dozen international and regional symposia and workshops on hydro-technologies in ancient civilizations over the past decade.
He has authored or co-authored more than 500 publications, including articles in reputable international peer-reviewed journals, Greek and English books, book chapters and more, with more than 8,500 Google citations and i10-index 130. He has been invited / participated in more than 200 scientific events with corresponding lectures in Greece and abroad. Finally, he is the editor and member of the editorial boards of many international scientific journals.