Theo is based at Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy. He is a research associate in the NERC funded project Defining the AMR Burden of Antimicrobial Manufacturing Waste in Puducherry and Chennai and an Anglian Water funded project that aims to understand the risks associated with combined sewer overflows on receiving waters in light of climate change.
Theo worked for four years as a researcher at the GLOBAQUA project (EU 7th FP) and investigated how to adapt EU water policy and management to minimise the ecological and socio-economic consequences of water scarcity and ongoing global change. Prior to this Theo has worked in various projects including the application of ESA models for the definition of environmental sensitive areas to desertification in rural areas of Greece (EU 7th FP), as well as laboratory projects assessing water and soil quality.
Theo holds a PhD in Environmental Policy and Management (Imperial College London), an MSc in Environmental Technology (Imperial College London) and MSc/BSc in Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering (Agricultural University of Athens).
Giakoumis, T., & Voulvoulis, N. (2019). Water Framework Directive programmes of measures: Lessons from the 1st planning cycle of a catchment in England. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 668, 903-916. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.405
Giakoumis, T., & Voulvoulis, N. (2018). A participatory ecosystems services approach for pressure prioritisation in support of the Water Framework Directive. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, 34, 126-135. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.10.007
Voulvoulis, N., Arpon, K. D., & Giakoumis, T. (2017). The EU Water Framework Directive: From great expectations to problems with implementation. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 575, 358-366. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.228
Voulvoulis N. and Giakoumis T. Systems thinking for delivering the Sustainable Development Goals: What can we learn from the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, CEMEPE 2019 and SECOTOX Conference, Mykonos, Greece, May 19- 24, 2019
Giakoumis T. and Voulvoulis N. Progress with the WFD implementation in five European basins: Significant differences but similar problems. 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 31 August - 2 September 2017, Rhodes, Greece
Giakoumis, T, and Arpon, K.D. Anglian region case study: The Broadland Rivers Catchment. MARS WP4 Workshop, 7-10 December 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.
Voulvoulis, N., Arpon, K.D. and Giakoumis, T. Water Framework Directive: A reductionist implementation of a systems directive 13th IWA Specialised Conference on Small Water and Wastewater systems / 5th IWA Specialised Conference on Resources-Oriented Sanitation, 13-17 September 2016, Athens, Greece
Voulvoulis, N., Giakoumis, T, and Arpon, K.D. The Water Framework Directive: a systems approach to sustainability challenges. 13th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment, 04-08 July 2016, Mykonos, Greece.
Giakoumis T, Voulvoulis N, 2019, Water Framework Directive programmes of measures: Lessons from the 1st planning cycle of a catchment in England, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:668, ISSN:0048-9697, Pages:903-916
Giakoumis T, Voulvoulis N, 2018, A participatory ecosystems services approach for pressure prioritisation in support of the Water Framework Directive, Ecosystem Services, Vol:34, ISSN:2212-0416, Pages:126-135
Giakoumis T, Voulvoulis N, 2018, The transition of EU water policy towards the Water Framework Directive’s Integrated River Basin Management paradigm, Environmental Management, Vol:62, ISSN:0364-152X, Pages:819-831
Giakoumis T, Voulvoulis N, 2018, Progress with monitoring and assessment in the wfd implementation in five european river basins: Significant differences but similar problems, European Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol:8, ISSN:1805-0174, Pages:44-50