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  • DFG - Research Training Group "NatRiskChange"

Welcome to the RTG NatRiskChange

In the wake of changing hydro-climatological, geo-physical and socio-economic conditions the magnitude, frequency and impact of certain types of natural hazards are likely bound to change as well. This is highly of utmost importance for many regions in the world where risks due to natural hazards have to be managed and mitigated and this is where the new research training group “Natural hazards and risks in a changing world (NatRiskChange)” aims to foster the scientific knowledge basis. This research training group started on October 1st 2015 and is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG. The central goal of NatRiskChange is to pursue the development of methods to improve hazard and risk analysis and quantification based on the transient, non-stationary nature of hazards and risks in response to changing natural and anthropogenically altered components of the Earth system. Key scientific aims are the development, testing, and pilot application of studies on identification, quantification (mechanisms) and prediction of transient natural hazards and associated risks.

The flood in Braunsbach - One year ago

On May 29, 100-140 mm/m2 fell within only 2 hours, resulting in an extreme flash flood. The NatRiskChange task force investigated this event.

Join our Team!

NatRiskChange now offers a PhD Scholarship of up to 3 or 4 years. The topic is: Using audio signal processing concepts for the analysis of volcanic tremor and its underlying source processes

Two scientific articles published in "Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung (HyWa)"

NatRiskChange published to scientific articles in a German professional journal on water management. Please find in our Publications list the articles!