Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean

The Regional Hub aims to build strong relations between the local water authorities and universities, and other countries in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean regions by organising webinars and meetings to share knowledge and innovations.

It will also create high-quality output and build a high calibre reputation focused on three main areas: research, education and consultancy.  Based on the experience gained by CERIDES in risk assessment and management, the hub will address challenges for water supplies and infrastructures due to population growth, increased water demand, climate change, and the ageing and security issues of critical water infrastructures.

The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Hub will focus on the following areas:

  1. Civil protection, occupational safety and health
  2. Security (Smart Policing and Border Control)
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Critical Infrastructure Protection
  5. Process Safety
  6. Disaster Resilience
  7. Health and water: Anti-microbial resistance and pandemics

CERIDES (Centre of Excellence in Risk and Decision Science) focuses on developing, using, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative methods to measure, assess, manage, and communicate risk and analyse, design, and implement decision-making mechanisms and systems. The main interests of CERIDES focus on two areas, risk and decision science, with an application to areas such as Security, Safety, Cybersecurity, Telecommunications, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Industrial Processes. CERIDES employs an interdisciplinary team from several scientific fields such as public health, computer science, engineering, and medicine. CERIDES collaborates with local authorities (e.g. fire service), companies (e.g. VTTi, Additess) and government agencies (Department of Labour Inspection, Civil Protection) and ministries (Foreign Affairs, Defence, Health).


If you would like to get in touch with the Regional Hub in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, please contact the Regional Hub Leader:

Dr. Christos Argyropoulos

Other contacts at CERIDES involved in the Regional Hub:

  • Zoi Dorothea Pana
  • Cleo Varianou Mikellidou
  • George Boustras


News & Agenda

Kick off Regional Hub

The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Hub of Watershare hosted a webinar on Monday, 22 March 2021 to kick off the Regional Hub and to extend an invitation to all regional stakeholders to participate in this new effort of Watershare and CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology in …

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March 2nd – Watershare Members: Regional Hub Leaders Meeting

March 2nd 2021, more information coming soon.

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George Boustras from CERIDES

Which opportunities does CERIDES see as a Watershare member?

George Boustras from CERIDES, Cyprus tells us what their ambitions are for Watershare.

Can you please introduce your organisation and field of expertise?

Our research at CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology- revolves around the development, use, and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative methods to measure, assess, manage, and communicate …

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