Demetres Economides
International Short Term Expert on Mineral Extraction Waste Legislation

He holds a Msc.diploma of Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has 38 years of experience in the environmental sector as project manager and/or a senior expert, having provided consultancy services to Ministries, Regional and Local Authorities and private clients at national and international level. His extensive experience covers feasibility studies, technical design and EIA of infrastructure projects, such as wastewater treatments plants, water treatment plants, solid waste treatment and disposal facilities, power plants, social infrastructure, transport infrastructure (roads, railway, ports, airports). He has managed multinational environmental projects and has experience in projects funded by the EU and IFIs (World Bank, EBRD) and has extensive international experience especially in the Balkan area and the Eastern Europe countries. He has been extensively involved in environmental policy-making and legislation, has very good knowledge of relative EC policies, regulations and procedures, and was involved in the monitoring and evaluation of numerous EU funded projects.