Institute: Inland Waters
Address: 46,7 km Athens Sounio, Mavro Lithari P.O. BOX 712 19013 Anavissos, Attica, Greece
Mrs. Mentzafou completed her postgraduate thesis in Hydrogeological conditions of Almyros Basin, Volos and her graduate thesis in Nitrate pollution and other hydrochemical characteristics of unconfined aquifer east of Menidi, Attica.
Mrs. Mentzafou has also participated in many hydrogeological, hydrological, environmental and water resources management studies.
Her main specialization is in river catchment hydrological, environmental, river hydrodynamic, groundwater flow, contaminant transport, vulnerability, flood and erosion modeling and GIS / remote sensing.
Mrs. Mentzafou also has field and laboratory experience concerning data collection, analysis and processing. Finally she specializes in time series analyses.
â¢ M.Sc., Water Resources Science and Technology, National Technical University of Athens (Specialization: Hydrology and Environmental Management of Water Resources), 2004.
â¢ B.Sc., Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Specialization: Dynamic, Tectonic & Applied Geology), 2002.
â¢ 2010-2011: External research assistant, Institute of Inland Waters, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.
â¢ 2004-2010: Freelance geologist with main activity the geological, hydrogeological and environmental research and water resource management studies.
Participation in Research projects
â¢ Marie Curie project (ECODOM), âAdvancing understanding of carbon cycling and coloured dissolved organic matter dynamics in European wetlands & coastal ecosystems through integration of observations and novel modelling approachesâ, Scientific Coordinator: Dr Elias Dimitriou, Year started: 2008, Duration: 48 months.
â¢ Public Electricity Corporation, âEnvironmental monitoring of N. Plastira Reservoirâ, Scientific Coordinator: Dr Elias Dimitriou, Year started: 2009, Duration: 15 months.
â¢ Trans-Balkan Pipeline S.A., âEnvironmental pollution risk assessment of Evros river catchmentâ, Scientific Coordinator: Dr Elias Dimitriou, Year started: 2009, Duration: 12 months.
â¢ ELPE (Hellenic Petroleum Corp.), âÎonitoring of ecological water quality of Koumoundourou Lake and designing management, restoration and developmental actionsâ, Scientific Coordinator: Dr Elias Dimitriou, Year started: 2010, Duration: 18 months
â¢ Prefecture of Messinia , âThree year period of monitoring for the quality and estimation of the ecological status of the Messinian Rivers: Pamisos, Aris, Despoti, Mourtia, Lygdou, Epis, Karia, Tzanes-Polilimnio, Mavrozoumena, Arkadikos, Neda and Velikaâ, Scientific Coordinator: Dr Konstantinos C. Gritzalis , Year started: 2010, Duration: 3 years.
Mrs. Mentzafou research interests are in hydrological, water balance, groundwater, water quality, erosion and vulnerability modeling, environmental monitoring, GIS applications in water resource and water quality classification.
â¢ Mentzafou, A.; Koumantakis, I.; âContribution to the hydrogeological study of the basin Almyros Magnesiaâ, 7th International Hydrogeological congress of Greece, 5-6 October, Athens, Greece (2005).
â¢ Dimitriou, E.; Mentzafou, A.; Zogaris, S.; Tzortziou, M.; Gritzalis, K.; Karaouzas, I.; Nikolaidis, Ch.; âAssessing the environmental status and identifying the dominant pressures of a trans-boundary river catchment, to facilitate efficient management and mitigation practicesâ, Journal of Environmental Management, 2011 (in review)
â¢ Dimitriou, E.; Mentzafou, A.; Tzortziou, M., Zeri, C.; âGroundwater pollution risk assessment and water quality impacts at a transboundary river catchmentâ, Environmental and Earth Sciences Journal, 2011 (in review)