Viktor joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in December 2018. He works as a research officer on the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) project. His work will focus on flood resilience in urban areas in an OECD context. He is interested in the quantification of flood impacts and incentives for increasing pre-event flood resilience.
Viktor completed his PhD at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam, Germany. He worked as a research assistant at the Hydrology group at the German Research Centre for Geosciences. His thesis focuses on the impacts of urban flooding with a focus on the coping capacity of private households. He completed his undergraduate degree in Geography at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and holds a master’s degree in Environmental Hydrology from the Free University of Berlin. He has previously taught courses in Statistics at the Geography Department at Humboldt University in Berlin. Viktor also worked as a data scientist for an e-commerce start-up, developing predictive models.
- (Urban) flood resilience
- Flood damage mitigation, risk management and adaptation
- (Probabilistic) loss modelling
- Flood early warning systems
- Bayesian statistics and machine learning
Policy - 2020
Part of a comprehensive review of flood risk management in mature economies, this report looks at the system in Germany. Read more
The Philippines is highly exposed to natural hazards including typhoons. This report, finding that financial aid tends to be heavily focused on response to hazards rather than preparedness and resilience, investigates why further disaster risk policy intervention may be required at the local level and provides guidance to policymakers. Read more
Policy - 2019
This submission was made to the Environment Agency's consultation on its draft strategy for flood and coastal risk management in England, and draws on the Grantham Research Institute's work and expertise over many years in this area. Read more
This paper summarises the Institute's submission to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ call for evidence on policy direction to prepare the UK for flooding and coastal erosion, drawing on a decade of work by the Grantham Research Institute with the insurance industry and policymakers addressing issues around climate change and adaptation. Read more
News - 2020
The severe flooding over the last two weeks in parts of Wales and England which destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods... Read more