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Ilias Pechlivanidis

  • PhD
  • Scientific Leader in Forecasts of Water Variables
  • Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
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Research interests

Catchment scale modelling; calibration of lumped and semi-distributed hydrological models; regionalisation; uncertainty analysis; model identification and diagnostics; GIS


Dr Ilias Pechlivanidis obtained a first class degree in Environmental Engineering in 2005 from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, and worked part-time as a fluid mechanics researcher in the Laboratory of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He pursued his interest in hydrology at Imperial College London, UK, by working on an EPSRC-funded project investigating "The significance of spatial variability of rainfall on runoff generation", and obtained a PhD in October 2009. Ilias joined Victoria University of Wellington in November 2009 as a Research and Teaching Fellow in Hydrology and Water Resources, aiming to develop robust model diagnostics rooted in information theory for hydrological modelling, and also to develop computationally efficient hydrological algorithms within a geographic information system (GIS) framework. In September 2012, Ilias was appointed Hydrologic Scientist at the SMHI research and development department. His research activities focus on analysis and modelling of hydrological systems under uncertainty; catchment hydrology; model identification and evaluation; prediction in ungauged / non-stationary catchments; improved prediction of floods and droughts.

Co-authors (66)

  • Kean Foster
  • Soad Elhadad
  • Stavros Anastasiadis

Publications (5)

  • Analysis of hydrological extremes at different hydro-climatic regimes under present and future conditions

    • Pechlivanidis I
    • Arheimer B
    • Donnelly C
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  • Evaluation of sources of uncertainty in projected hydrological changes under climate change in 12 large-scale river basins

    • Vetter T
    • Reinhardt J
    • Flörke M
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  • Intercomparison of regional-scale hydrological models and climate change impacts projected for 12 large river basins worldwide - A synthesis

    • Krysanova V
    • Vetter T
    • Eisner S
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  • Propagation of forcing and model uncertainties on to hydrological drought characteristics in a multi-model century-long experiment in large river basins

    • Samaniego L
    • Kumar R
    • Breuer L
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  • The evolution of root-zone moisture capacities after deforestation: A step towards hydrological predictions under change?

    • Nijzink R
    • Hutton C
    • Pechlivanidis I
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Scientific Leader in Forecasts of Water Variables

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

October 2017 - Present

Senior Researcher

SMHI / Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

September 2012 - Present

Scientific Consultant

Hellenic Greek Army

September 2011 - May 2012(8 months)

Research Fellow

Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

November 2009 - August 2011(2 years)


PhD in Hydrology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperical College London

October 2005 - October 2009(4 years)


Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace

September 2000 - July 2005(5 years)