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Christos Zoumides

Christos Zoumides

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Associate Research Scientist in Water and Natural
Resource Management Research and Economics +357 22 208607

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Christos joined the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute as a Post-doctoral Fellow in Water Management in May 2014.

He has an interdisciplinary background as he holds a double-major B.Sc. in Economics and Environmental Science from the University of Stirling (2007), and an M.Sc. (with Distinction) in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh (2008). He received his Ph.D. in 2014 from the Cyprus University of Technology, with his thesis focusing on quantitative methods and tools for sustainable agricultural water management, using Cyprus as a case-study. He has been working on FP7 and H2020 research projects funded by the European Commission (BEWATER, RECARE, BINGO), as well as on projects funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (AGWATER, INNOMED). He was also the national delegate for Cyprus in the COST Action ES1106 EURO-AGRIWAT (2012-2016).

At the EEWRC Christos works on facilitating communications between science and society to operationalize the concept of ecosystems services, as well as on analysing and mapping costs, benefits and trade-offs of water and land management practices and climate change adaptation options.

Research Interests

Water management; stakeholder participation; economics of water; rural policy; socio-economic impacts of climate change; water footprint and virtual water trade; sustainability indicators.



Verkerk, P.J., Sánchez, A. […] Zoumides, C. (2017). A Participatory Approach for Adapting River Basins to Climate Change. Water, 9(12), 958. DOI: 10.3390/w9120958

Gobin, A., Kersebaum, K.C. […] Zoumides, C. (2017). Variability in the water footprint of arable crop production across European regions. Water, 9(2), 93. DOI: 10.3390/w9020093
Zoumides, C., Bruggeman, A., Giannakis, E., Camera, C., Djuma, H., Eliades, M. and Charalambous, K. (2017). CommunityBased Rehabilitation of Mountain Terraces in Cyprus. Land Degradation & Development, 28(1), pp. 95-105. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2586
Djuma, H., Bruggeman, A., Camera, C. and Zoumides, C. (2017). Combining qualitative and quantitative methods for soil erosion assessments: an application in a sloping Mediterranean watershed, Cyprus. Land Degradation & Development, 28(1), pp.243-254. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2571
Giannakis, E., Bruggeman, A., Poulou, D., Zoumides, C. and Eliades, M. (2016). Linear Parks along Urban Rivers: Perceptions of Thermal Comfort and Climate Change Adaptation in Cyprus. Sustainability, 8(10), p.1023. DOI: 10.3390/su8101023
Hadjikakou, M., Miller, G., Chenoweth, J., Druckman, A. and Zoumides, C. (2015). A comprehensive framework for comparing water use intensity across different tourist types. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol. 23 (10), 1445-1467. doi:10.1080/09669582.2015.1044753
Chenoweth, J., Hadjikakou, M. and Zoumides, C. (2014). Quantifying the human impact on water resources: a critical review of the water footprint concept. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18(6), 2325-2342. DOI: 10.5194/hess-18-2325-2014
Zoumides, C., Bruggeman, A., Hadjikakou, M. and Zachariadis, T. (2014). Policy-relevant indicators for semi-arid nations: The water footprint of crop production and supply utilization of Cyprus. Ecological Indicators 43, 205-214. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.02.012
Zoumides, C., Bruggeman, A., Zachariadis, T. and Pashiardis, S. (2013). Quantifying the poorly known role of groundwater in agriculture: the case of Cyprus. Water Resources Management 27, 2501-2514. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0299-y

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