Dr. Fabio Masi
R&D Manager and Technical Director of IRIDRA Srl, Italy
Vice-President of Global Wetland Technology
Fabio is Technical Director, R&D Manager of the Italian engineering company IRIDRA Srl, since 1998 and Vice-President of Global Wetland Technology (companies association) since 2012. His background is a PhD in Environmental Sciences, 1996, University of Rome and an MSc in Environmental Chemistry, 1991, University of Florence. He is the former Chair of the International Water Association Specialist Group on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. He is associate Editor for the IWA journal Water Science & Technology since 2010 and reviewer for several journals. He is the project manager for over 450 Designs of Constructed/Treatment Wetlands for wastewater treatment and reuse. Regular lecturer and speaker in numerous university masters in Italy, France and Spain, public and NGO organized conferences, courses and seminars in sustainable sanitation, environmental chemistry, water and air pollution, wastewater natural treatment, EIA. Visiting Professor at the Oceanology Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot (PL). Author of more than 90 scientific or informative papers and books, including the current official guidelines for Constructed Wetlands design in Italy. He has been consulting for Sustainable Water Management and Wastewater Treatment projects in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. He has been and is currently involved in EC funded projects in the Horizon2020, ENPI CBCMED, FP7, FP5, Alcotra, Interreg and Life+ programs. He’s one of the founders, representing IRIDRA, of the professional association Global Wetland Technology.
Sustainable Strategies International
Emmanuel Stefanakis has more than 40 years global experience in applying sustainable development principles to numerous housing and urban development projects. He has planned and designed numerous economic development projects, including more than 30 new towns. In Haiti, he is currently planning the first, sustainable new town creating 200,000 jobs, 10,000 housing units in balance economically, environmentally and socially. Mr. Stefanakis has served as Senior Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little International, as a senior executive at Harvard University, and has advised many Fortune 500 companies and international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations. As an entrepreneur, he has formed companies that implemented sustainable development strategies for profit including affordable, “green” housing and recycling of industrial byproducts for organic food production. He has served as faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute MBA Program. He earned professional degrees from Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Prof. Nikolaos Nikolaidis
Hydrogeochemical Engineering and Soil Remediation Laboratory School of Chemical & Environmental Engineering,
Technical University of Crete Chania, Greece
Nikolaos Nikolaidis is a Professor at the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the HersLab. Prior to joining TUC, he was a Professor and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Connecticut, USA. His areas of expertise include: Watershed Scale Studies and Modeling, Heavy Metal Site Assessment and Remediation, and Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Development. He is using a “holistic” approach in solving environmental problems by conducting field studies, laboratory experimentation and mathematical modeling. Dr. Nikolaidis has developed four environmental models and he is currently participating in many European and Greek funded watershed studies (SoilTrec, Charms, CONDENSE, EUROCAT, tempQsim, EnviFriendly, AquaTrain, MIRAGE, SoilCritZone, CyberMan). Dr. Nikolaidis has extensive experience on watershed monitoring and modeling in Greece, Europe and the US. He has studied major watersheds in Greece such as Axios, Evrotas, Krathis, Keritis, Koiliaris and Acheloos River (10% of Greece) and he has developed watershed models such as the ETD model, the NTT model and the HM-1D and 3D models. Recently, his developed the Reach Scale tempQsim model for temporary rivers and the Karstic model for predicting the flow and water quality of karstic hydrogeologic systems. He is currently working towards the development of an integrated soil critical zone model as part of the SoilTrec project.