Maintenance, upgrading and extension of the Decision Support System for the management of the Athens water resource system
Duration: October 2008–November 2011
Budget: €72 000
Project director: N. Mamassis
Principal investigator: D. Koutsoyiannis
This research project includes the maintenance, upgrading and extension of the Decision Support System that developed by NTUA for EYDAP in the framework of the research project “Updating of the supervision and management of the water resources’ system for the water supply of the Athens’ metropolitan area”. The project is consisted of the following parts: (a) Upgrading of the Data Base, (b)Upgrading and extension of hydrometeorological network, (c) upgrading of the hydrometeorological data process software, (d) upgrading and extension of the Hydronomeas software, (e) hydrological data analysis and (f) support to the preparation of the annual master plans
A. N. Angelakis, N. Mamassis, E. Dialynas, and P. Defteraios, Urban Water Supply, Wastewater, and Stormwater Considerations in Ancient Hellas: Lessons Learned, Environment and Natural Resources Research, 4 (3), doi:10.5539/enrr.v4n3p95, October 2014.
Urban water, wastewater and stormwater management practices in ancient Hellas, from the Minoan to the Roman times are briefly reviewed. In the Prehistoric Hellas palaces and other settlements tended to be located at dry places, at a distance from rivers or lakes. During the Bronze Age decentralized water supply and wastewater and stormwater management of small-scale systems were dominant. These systems are characterized by their salient architectural and hydraulic features and perfect adaptation to the environment. On the other hand, under tyranny, cities grew significantly and the first large-scale urban water infrastructures were developed. During the periods of democracy the Hippodameian system of city planning included the public hydraulic works. This period is also characterized by significant scientific progress in the hygienic use of water in public baths and latrines. Finally, Romans used the scientific knowledge and the experience of small scale constructions of the Hellenes, to construct large scale hydraulic works using sophisticated techniques.
P. Avgerinou , Ε. Chiotis , S. Chrisoulaki, P. Defteraios, T. Evangelou , M. Gigourtakis, G. Kakes, Y. Kourtzellis , P. Koutis, N. Mamassis, M. Pappa, G. Peppas, and A. Strataridaki, Updated Appraisal of Ancient Underground Aqueducts in Greece, Underground Aqueducts Handbook, edited by A. N. Angelakis, Ε. Chiotis , S. Eslamian , and H. Weingartner, doi:10.1201/9781315368566-5, 2016.
N. Mamassis, P. Defteraios, N. Zarkadoulas, and D. Koutsoyiannis, Research on water supply of ancient Piraeus-Representation of ancient cisterns operation, 16 pages, doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.11392.64000, 15 May 2015.
Full text: http://www.itia.ntua.gr/en/getfile/1550/1/documents/Pres_cist_5_14_fin.pdf (2543 KB)
P. Defteraios, Current state of underground bed of the Ilisos river, Athens, 2013.
Full text: http://www.itia.ntua.gr/en/getfile/1358/1/documents/2013Ilisos.pdf (7750 KB)