Christos (Chris) Katopodis, P.Eng., FCSCE
President of Katopodis Ecohydraulics Ltd. since 2010, Winnipeg, MB CANADA.
Expertise in Ecohydraulics with strong background in inter- and trans-disciplinary research and applications integrating hydraulics, hydrology, river morphodynamics and ice dynamics with environmental and ecological aspects, including habitat suitability, migrations, swimming ability and behaviour of aquatic biota, especially fish. Worked at the Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg, Canada from 1975-2010. Was adjunct Professor at the universities of Alberta (1995-2014) & Manitoba (1995-1999). External expert advisor to research programs such as RIBES and FIThydro funded by EU, and “SafePass” funded by Norway. Expert advisor for research and applications by governments or industry (e.g. “River2D” and “HydroNet” in Canada; “FLUVIO” in Portugal, “Fish Migration River (FMR)“ in the Netherlands). Associated with academic collaborations and research programs at several universities around the globe for graduate students (e.g. Canada, Europe, China). Published numerous refereed articles. Presented guest lectures and workshops in more than 20 countries. Active in several engineering and biological societies, contributing to conferences, especially those relating to ecohydraulics and aquatic habitat. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ecohydraulics (2015-2020). Recipient of several Canadian and an international award for contributions to Ecohydraulics, and a humanitarian award.