Dr. Christiana Photiadou is an Expert on Climate Change Impacts in the group of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at the European Environment Agency (EEA). She works on climate change impacts, risks and vulnerability, indicators, Digitalization and Adaptation and the European Climate Adaptation platform Climate-ADAPT. She has a PhD on detection and propagation of extreme events from Utrecht University. Christiana has worked at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute in the International Climate Services Division as a post-doctoral researcher. She then moved to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological institute where she worked as a scientific leader for the development of climate services while covering the full spectrum of co-creation for adaptation to climate change. She has worked in several European projects focusing on tailored climate services for the water sector (C3S, H2020, ERA4CS) and WMO projects for advancing the knowledge and quality of climate information in vulnerable countries.
What are your hopes/goals for REACHOUT?
The adaption support tool developed in REACHOUT is crucial since it will help practitioners on city level planning to be on the path towards climate resilience. I am looking forward to assisting in the development of the Triple-A method for the 7 cities and the further dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt via the Climate-ADPAT platform.