Georgios Sarailidis

Project: Understanding and estimating uncertainty in Global Flood Risk Models

Supervisors: Dr Francesca Pianosi and Dr Ross Woods

Industrial Supervisors: Kirsty Styles, Stephen Hutchings and Prof Rob Lamb (JBA Consulting)


Georgios graduated with an MSc in Management of Hydro-Meteorological Hazards – Hydrohazards from Universite Grenoble Alpes and the University of Thessaly in 2017. As part of his Erasmus Internship, Georgios worked on a research project entitled ‘Analysis of Drought Variability in Sicily using SPI and SPEI drought indexes’. Prior to this he completed his MEng in Civil Engineering at the University of Thessaly. During this programme he worked on a research project entitled ‘The quantification of the threshold level method on low flow studies.’
Work Experience
Before joining the WISE CDT PhD Programme, Georgios has worked as both a Meteorological Observer and a Hydrologist at the Regional Meteorological Centre in the Hellenic Air Force as part of his Greek Military Service. This project was entitled ‘Statistical frequency analysis of extreme rainfall in Greece.’ He has also gained a Diploma in Meteorology from his time in the Hellenic Air Force.

Sarailidis G, Vasiliades L, Loukas A. Analysis of streamflow droughts using fixed and variable thresholds. Hydrological Processes. 2018; 1–18.

Research Interests

  • Hydrology
  • Hydrological extremes
  • Climate change
  • Hydrological modelling


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