Stella Tsani is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Ioannina, Greece. She holds a PhD in Economics and Business from the University of Reading, UK. She is an expert member of the foresight group, coordinated by Plan Bleu, on the Mediterranean basin “MED 2050”. She is also an expert member of the body of knowledge and start-up mentor for the project Innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (Joint EIT, EIT Food, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Raw Materials and EIT Manufacturing project). She has more than 10 years of professional experience with multi-sectoral networks across the knowledge triangle and has participated in more than 30 research projects funded by national and international bodies (European Commission FP7 & Horizon 2020, EU Directorates, National Bank of Greece, World Bank, Ministry of the Environment of Cyprus, etc). Her work includes public policy assessment, natural resources with focus on renewables, hydrocarbons and water, Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, sustainable development, institutions, labour markets, technology innovation, economy energy and environmental modelling and scenario analysis. She has consulted nationally and internationally in sustainable development, energy, environment and public policy issues. She has published in leading energy and economics peer reviewed journals (Economics letters, Energy Economics, Economic Systems, Science of the Total Environment, Resources Policy, etc.) in edited volumes and in the media.