Dr. Eleftheria Kampa
Dr. Eleftheria Kampa is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute focusing on water and river basin management and policy, with specific emphasis on the Water Framework Directive (WFD) of the European Union (EU) and water policies in the Mediterranean region. Eleftheria is a Greek citizen. She works in English, German, and Greek and has knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
Since joining Ecologic Institute in 2001, Eleftheria has worked on numerous research projects funded under the Framework Programmes FP5, FP6, and FP7 of the European Commission (EC) as well as on service contracts for national and European institutions. She provides support for WFD implementation (especially on hydromorphological pressures, measures, and heavily modified water bodies). Eleftheria coordinates knowledge dissemination and stakeholder participation in the FP7 project REFORM on river restoration and supports the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in a 3-year forum on fish protection and downstream fish migration. Her further interests include biodiversity protection (see BioFresh project) and hydro-conflicts in water-scarce environments (see CLICO project).
In addition, she has carried out policy research on pharmaceuticals in the environment (KNAPPE, PHARMAS) and wastewater treatment and reuse in the Mediterranean (INNOVAMED). She has provided conceptual input for the organization of various international high-level events related to water.
In 2007, Eleftheria was awarded a doctorate in environmental planning by the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany). In her doctoral thesis, she dealt with the implementation of integrated institutional water regimes in Greece using theories of public governance, property rights, and actor interaction. In 1999 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to complete the interdisciplinary MSc program in Environmental Change and Management at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (United Kingdom). Before that, she studied biology in Greece (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Spain (Universidad del Pais Vasco) earning a "Ptychion" (bachelor's degree) in 1998. During her studies, she specialized in the ecological quality of surface water and also worked as a volunteer for the Greek Sea Turtle Protection Society on sea turtle conservation and sustainable ecotourism in coastal areas.