Dr. Stella Apostolaki

Scientific Associates
Sustainable Development Unit
Dr. Stella Apostolaki, Environmental Scientist, is Associate Faculty – Lecturer I, Coordinator of the Environmental Studies Program, Department of Science and Mathematics, Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability at The American College of Greece. She is teaching a variety of environmentally focused courses in the respective Program and in the Honours Program at Deree – ACG, such as Conservation of Wildlife and Mediterranean Ecosystems, Water Resources Management, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Energy Resources and Pollution, Contemporary Environmental issues, Implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Environmental Health. She has prepared and delivered lectures, seminars and environmental awareness raising programs addressed to different audiences, including all educational levels and the wider public. She holds a BSc/(Hons) in Environmental Science, an MSc in Urban Water and Environmental Management and a PhD on sustainable urban drainage systems and river management options, obtained from the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland – U.K, under funding received by the Environment Agency for England & Wales, in collaboration with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), and by HR Wallingford Consultants.
She has a wide research experience; has worked as a researcher in collaboration with Universities and Authorities in Greece and in the U.K., and has participated in numerous EU funded projects. She collaborates as external consultant with the UNSDSN Greece & Climate- KIC Hub Greece under the ATHENA Research Centre, the International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy (Icre8), P.S.G Environmental Geo-Exploration Ltd and with the Green Fund in the project LIFE-IP AdaptInGR – Boosting the implementation of adaptation policy across Greece. Her main research interests are on integrated water management and innovation, sustainable development, sustainable stormwater management, climate change, conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem restoration, public awareness - stakeholder engagement methods and public education, green urban planning with emphasis on amenity and biodiversity and on the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.