Konstantinos Bischiniotis


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Kostas Bischiniotis has been working as a PhD researcher at the Insitute for Environmental Studies (IVM) since October 2015. He works under the supervision of Prof. Bart van den Hurk and Prof. Jeroen Aerts on the Forecast-based Financing (FbF) project, initiated by the Climate Centre of the Red Cross/Red Crescent. This research aims to come up to improved flood risk management strategies, taking into account information from the existing climate forecasts and projections.

Prior to starting his research at IVM, Kostas completed a BSc and a MSc in Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a MSc in Hydraulic Engineering at the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands. During this period, Kostas developed a broad interest in river and coastal engineering, hydraulic structures, probabilistic design and flood risk management. His internship was done in BAM Infra Consult bv, focusing on the temporary flood protection measures and his MSc thesis was conducted in Deltares, where he focused on the optimization of the river dikes using probabilistic methods. Besides Greek and English, Kostas can speak Spanish and German.


Hydraulic structures, risk analysis, probabilistic design, flood defences, flood forecasting, hydrological modelling, seasonal and weather forecast assessemt


2014: MSc Civil Engineering, Department of hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft, the Netherlands.

2010: MSc Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


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Research Output 2016 2019

Assessing time, cost and quality trade-offs in forecast-based action for floods

Bischiniotis, K., van den Hurk, B., Coughlan de Perez, E., Veldkamp, T., Nobre, G. G. & Aerts, J., 1 Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 40, p. 1-13 13 p., 101252.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Risk management
natural disaster

Evaluation of a global ensemble flood prediction system in Peru

Bischiniotis, K., van den Hurk, B., Zsoter, E., Coughlan de Perez, E., Grillakis, M. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 27 Jul 2019, In : Hydrological Sciences Journal. 64, 10, p. 1171-1189 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
early warning system

Financing agricultural drought risk through ex-ante cash transfers

Guimarães Nobre, G., Davenport, F., Bischiniotis, K., Veldkamp, T., Jongman, B., Funk, C. C., Husak, G., Ward, P. J. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 25 Feb 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 653, p. 523-535 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Global predictability of temperature extremes

De Perez, E. C., Van Aalst, M., Bischiniotis, K., Mason, S., Nissan, H., Pappenberger, F., Stephens, E., Zsoter, E. & Van Den Hurk, B., 2 May 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 5, p. 1-13 13 p., 054017.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Extreme Heat

The influence of antecedent conditions on flood risk in sub-Saharan Africa

Bischiniotis, K., van den Hurk, B. J. J. M., Coughlan, E. R., Jongman, B., Aerts, J. C. J. H., de Moel, H. & Veldkamp, T. I. E., 19 Jan 2018, In : Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 18, 1, p. 271-285

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
antecedent conditions
flood forecasting
early warning system