Aristeidis Koutroulis
Associate Professor, Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology
Division ΙV:Environmental Hydraulics & Coastal and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Extended CV (pdf)


  • Office: Κ3.A01
  • Tel.: +30 28210 37764 FAX +30 28210 37855
  • Email: aris<at>
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00, Friday 10:00 - 12:00


  • 2010: Ph.D.: Depatment of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete
  • 2005: M.Sc.: Depatment of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete
  • 2002: Diploma of Mineral Resources Engineering, Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete

Research Interests

  • Water and climate
  • Hydrological and earth system modelling
  • Hydroclimatic Extremes
  • Weather and climate services
  • Integrated management of water resources

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • REACT4MED: Inclusive Outscaling of Agro-ecosystem REstoration ACTions for the MEDiterranean. Topic 1.1.1-2021(RIA) Sustainable soil and water management for combating land degradation and desertification and promoting ecosystem restoration, PRIMA (2022-2025).
  • STREAM: STREAM-SusTainable REservoir mAnagement in water-stressed Mediterranean areas (2021-2023). Prince Albert II Foundation.
  • PROCLIAS: Process-based models for climate impact attribution across sectors. COST Action (2020 – 2024).
  • FIRElinks: Fire in the Earth System: Science and Society. COST Action (11/2019 – 10/2023)

Selected Recent Publications

  • Thiery W., Lange S., Rogelj J., Schleussner C-F., Gudmundsson L., Seneviratne S.I., Andrijevic M., Frieler K., Emanuel K., Geiger T., Bresch D., Zhao F., Willner S.N., Büchner M., Volkholz V., Bauer N., Chang J., Ciais P., Dury M., François L., Grillakis M., Gosling S.N., Hanasaki N., Hickler T., Huber V., Ito A., Jägermeyr J., Khabarov N., Koutroulis A., Liu W., Lutz W., Mengel M., Müller C., Ostberg S., Reyer C., Stacke T., Wada Y. Intergenerational inequities in exposure to climate extremes. Science. 2021;
  • Satoh, Y., Shiogama, H., Hanasaki, N., Pokhrel, Y., Boulange, J.E.S., Burek, P., Gosling, S.N., Grillakis, M., Koutroulis, A., Schmied, H.M. and Thiery, W., 2021. A quantitative evaluation of the issue of drought definition: a source of disagreement in future drought assessments. Environmental Research Letters, 16(10), p.104001.
  • Telteu, C.-E., Müller Schmied, H., Thiery, W., Leng, G., Burek, P., Liu, X., Boulange, J. E. S., Andersen, L. S., Grillakis, M., Gosling, S. N., Satoh, Y., Rakovec, O., Stacke, T., Chang, J., Wanders, N., Shah, H. L., Trautmann, T., Mao, G., Hanasaki, N., Koutroulis, A., Pokhrel, Y., Samaniego, L., Wada, Y., Mishra, V., Liu, J., Döll, P., Zhao, F., Gädeke, A., Rabin, S. S., and Herz, F.: Understanding each other's models: an introduction and a standard representation of 16 global water models to support intercomparison, improvement, and communication, Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3843–3878,, 2021.
  • Grillakis, M.G., Koutroulis, A.G., Alexakis, D.D., Polykretis, C. and Daliakopoulos, I.N., 2021. Regionalizing Root‐Zone Soil Moisture Estimates From ESA CCI Soil Water Index Using Machine Learning and Information on Soil, Vegetation, and Climate. Water Resources Research, 57(5), p.e2020WR029249.
  • Gudmundsson L., H. X. Do, Simon N. Gosling, M. G. Grillakis, A. G. Koutroulis, M. Leonard, J. Lui, H. M. Schmied, L. Papadimitriou, Y. Pokhrel, J. Schewe, S. I. Seneviratne, W. Thiery, S. Westra, X. Zhang, F. Zhao. (2021). Globally observed trends in mean and extreme river flow attributed to climate change. Science Vol. 371, 6534, pp. 1159-1162, doi:10.1126/science.aba3996.
  • Pokhrel, Y., Felfelani, F., Satoh, Y., Boulange, J., Burek, P., Gädeke, A., Gerten, D., Gosling, S. N., Grillakis, M., Gudmundsson, L., Hanasaki, N., Kim, H., Koutroulis, A., Liu, J., Papadimitriou, L., Schewe, J., Müller Schmied, H., Stacke, T., Telteu, C. E., Thiery, W., Veldkamp, T., Zhao, F., Wada, Y., Global Terrestrial Water Storage and Drought Severity under Climate Change, Nature Climate Change, 11(3), pp.226-233.
  • Reinecke, R., Müller Schmied, H., Trautmann, T., Burek, P., Flörke, M., Gosling, S. N., Grillakis, M., Hanasaki, N., Koutroulis, A., Pokhrel, Y., Seaby, L., Thiery, W., Wada, Y., Yusuke, S., and Döll, P.: Uncertainty of simulated groundwater recharge at different global warming levels: A global-scale multi-model ensemble study, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci.,, 2021.
  • Tramblay Y., Koutroulis A., Samaniego L., et al (2020) Challenges for drought assessment in the Mediterranean region under future climate scenarios. Earth-Science Rev 103348. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103348
  • Gädeke A, Krysanova V, Aryal A, Chang J, Grillakis M, Hanasaki N, Koutroulis A, Pokhrel Y, Satoh Y, Schaphoff S, Schmied HM. Performance evaluation of global hydrological models in six large Pan-Arctic watersheds. Climatic Change 163, 1329–1351 (2020).
  • Tichavský, R., Koutroulis, A., Chalupová, O., Chalupa, V., Šilhán, K. Flash flood reconstruction in the Eastern Mediterranean: Regional tree ring-based chronology and assessment of climate triggers on the island of Crete. Journal of Arid Environments 2020, 177,104135,