Reducing Risk to Hydrological Extremes with Nature-based Solutions.
The overall expected outcome of my PhD will be an innovative Nature-based Solutions (NBS) recommendation toolkit for Europe to enhance sustainable and evidence-based decision-making on NBS implementation to mitigate risk to hydrological extremes in Europe. To support this outcome, I am exploring environmental susceptibility, multi-hazard approaches and climate change in context with NBS as well as ex-ante assessment of their co-benefits and disbenefits.
I hold a BSc in Geography from the University of Cologne (Germany) and an MSc (with Commendation) in Disaster Management & Sustainable Development from the Northumbria University (UK). My MSc dissertation studied the risk perception and hazard knowledge acquisition of children. As a trainee at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, I have been working on a regional vulnerability index to support risk reduction. Afterwards, I started my current position as a principal scientist exploring Nature-based Solutions to reduce hydrometeorological hazards. I have a special interest in merging natural and social science for increased risk reduction as well as science communication.
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Hydrological Extremes
- Risk Perception
- Citizen Science