Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam,
Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken
Haus 24, Raum 0.78

E-Mail:
annegret.thieken@uni-potsdam.de
Telefon:
+49 331 977 2984
Fax:
+49 331-977-2761
Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken

 

  • Biografie
  • Forschung
  • Publikationen

Biografie

since 3/2013
Chairwoman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Committee Disaster Risk Reduction (DKKV)
since 10/2011
Professor of Geography and Natural Risks Research, University of Potsdam, Germany
07/2010 - 09/2011
Deputy Director of the Climate Service Center at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht GmbH (HZG, former GKSS), Hamburg, Germany
03/2008 - 06/2010
Professor of Natural Hazard and Risk Management, University of Innsbruck, Austria
03/2008 - 06/2010
Scientific Director of the alpS – Centre for Natural Hazard and Risk Management GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria
05/2008 - 01/2009
Examination of the Habilitation thesis: “Floods, flood losses and flood risk management in Germany”, University of Potsdam, Germany
10/2002 - 03/2008
Senior Scientist, Engineering Hydrology Section, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ – Germany’s National Research Centre for Geosciences)
05/2000 - 09/2002
Post-Doc, German Research Network Natural Disasters (DFNK), GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Germany
07/1996 - 04/200
Junior scientist, Environmental Geology, University of Halle, Germany PhD-Thesis: “Pollution patterns of the regional groundwater contamination in the industrial and mining area Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Central Germany”, (examination passed in December 2001)
09/1993 - 07/1994
Environmental Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (supported by a DAAD scholarship)
10/1989 - 06/1996
Study of Geo-ecology (Environmental Sciences), TU Braunschweig, Germany (Diploma)

Forschung

Research (main areas)

  • Flood damage assessment: data collection, analysis and model development 
  • Flood risk analysis and mitigation (including probabilistic modelling and uncertainty analysis) 
  • Multi-risk analyses and mapping 
  • Statistical methods, GIS

Projects (since 2000)

  • ALERT - Anatolian pLateau climatE and Tectonic hazards. Initial Training Network. Funding: EU FP7, 10/2013 - 09/2017
  • Investigations of the flooding in June 2013. Funding: BMBF, 10/2013 - 02/2015
  • ENHANCE - Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe. Funding: EU FP7 ENV, 12/2012 - 11/2016
  • Household Survey: flood losses, damage determining factors and risk awareness of households affected by flooding in 2010 and 2011 in Germany (Project leader and coordinator). Funding: University of Potsdam, GFZ Potsdam and Deutsche Rückversicherung, Düsseldorf, 10/2011 – 12/2012. 
  • Coordination of a client-oriented requests working group at the Climate Service Center. CSC-Project funded by BMBF. 07/2010 – 05/2014 (left in September 2011). 
  • Klimanavigator – concept and first edition. CSC-Project funded by BMBF. 07/2010 – 05/2014 (left in September 2011). 
  • Acquisition of the alpS – Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies (K1- Research Centre). Funding: FFG and the Austrian provinces Tyrol and Vorarlberg; total budget: EUR 18 Million; 04/2010 – 03/2014 (left in June 2010). 
  • Costs of Natural Hazards (ConHaz). Coordination Action (Co-Applicant; Project Leader: UFZ Leipzig, Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze). Funding: EU-FP7, ENV3, 02/2010 – 01/2012 2 
  • From Climate Change – Flood-Relationship to Flood Risk Time Series (FloodTimeS). (Applicant and project leader) Funding: Austrian Climate Research Programme, 11/2009 – 10/2012. 
  • Scientific Coordination Project of the 2nd ERA-Net CRUE call “Flood resilient communities” (Applicant and project leader). Funding: ERA-Net CRUE partners (BMLFUW et al.), 11/2009 – 04/2012. 
  • Flood risk analysis of railway lines (Applicant and project leader). alpS-Kplus-Projekt in cooperation with TU Vienna and ÖBB. Funding: FFG, Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung and ÖBB. 05/2009 – 12/2009. 
  • Damage reduction due to flood warning and private precaution (Applicant and project leader). Funding: Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds. 03/2009 – 02/2010. 
  • Sino-German Cooperation Group “Floods, Droughts and Climate Change” (Applicant and leader of the sub-project “socio-economy and coping capacities”), Funding: DFG and NSFC, 05/2007 – 04/2010. 
  • MULTISURE - Development of multi-sequential mitigation strategies for urban areas prone to flood-induced high groundwater levels (Applicant and leader of the sub-project “damage estimation”). Funding: German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 12/2006 – 11/2009. 
  • MEDIS – Methods for the Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Flood Losses (Co-Applicant, Consortium leader and project coordinator, supervision of a PhD on flood loss estimation). Funding: German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 07/2005 – 06/2008. 
  • CEDIM - Risk map Germany (Head of the working groups “Synopsis of natural hazards” and “Asset estimation”; supervision of a PhD on flood regionalisation in Saxony), Funding: GFZ Potsdam and University of Karlsruhe, 01/2003 – 03/2008. 
  • DISFLOOD - Disaster Information System for Large-scale Flood Events using Earth Observation (Co-Applicant and supervision of a PhD on the generation of large-scale flood scenarios). Joint research project of GFZ, DLR, UNU-EHS, Funding: Helmholtz Association 12/2005 – 03/2008. 
  • UMWLS - Integrated control centre for environmental disasters – Basic concepts for an integrated monitoring and control system for natural and environmental disasters (Co-Applicant and leader of the sub-project “risk mapping”), Funding: IBB, PSI GmbH. 01/2006 – 06/2007. 
  • Quantification of economic flood losses in large-scale damage scenarios (Co-Applicant and project coordination). Funding: AON Re, Hamburg. 01/2004 – 06/2006. 
  • Acquisition of flood losses and damage determining factors of the Elbe and Danube floods in August 2002 (Project leader and coordinator). Funding: BMBF and Deutsche Rückversicherung, Düsseldorf, 10/2002 – 12/2005. 
  • MITCH – Mitigation of climate induced natural hazards. Concerted Action. Funding EU – FP5 (Project Staff), 2001 – 2003. 
  • Lessons Learned: Interdisciplinary survey of the Elbe flood. Funding: German Red Cross (Project staff). 03/2003 – 11/2003. 
  • DFNK-Subproject A 4.2: Methods for flood risk assessment considering of uncertainty aspects (Project staff). Funding: BMBF, 05/2000 – 12/2002.

Publikationen

Publications (since 2004) 

THIEKEN, A.H., H. CAMMERER, C. DOBLER, J. LAMMEL, F. SCHÖRBERL: Estimating changes in flood risks and benefits of non-structural adaptation strategies - a case study from Tyrol, Austria. – Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, online first 31 OCTOBER 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-014-9602-3.

THIEKEN, A.H., H. APEL, B. MERZ: Assessing the probability of large-scale flood loss events – a case study for the river Rhine, Germany. – Journal of Flood Risk Management, online first 14 JAN 2014, DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12091.

KIENZLER S., I. PECH, H. KREIBICH, M. MÜLLER, A.H. THIEKEN (2015): After the extreme flood in 2002: changes in preparedness, response and recovery of flood-affected residents in Germany between 2005 and 2011. – NHESS 15: 505-526, http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/15/505/2015/nhess-15-505-2015.pdf.

BOUWER, L., E. PAPYRAKIS, J. POUSSIN, C. PFURTSCHELLER, A.H. THIEKEN (2014): The costing of measures for natural hazard mitigation in Europe. – Natural Hazards Review 15(4), 04014010, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000133.

KREIBICH, H., J.C.J.M. van den BERGH, L.M. BOUWER, P. BUBECK, P. CIAVOLA, C. GREEN, S. HALLEGATTE, I. LOGAR, V. MEYER, R. SCHWARZE, A.H. THIEKEN (2014): Costing natural hazards. The proposed ‘cost assessment cycle’ is a framework for the integrated cost assessment of natural hazards. – Nature Climate Change 4(5): 303-306.

UHLEMANN, S., A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ (2014): A quality assessment framework for natural hazard event documentation: application to trans-basin flood reports in Germany. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 14: 189-208, doi: 10.5194/nhess-14-189-2014.

THIEKEN, A.H., S. MARIANI, S. LONGFIELD, W. VANNEUVILLE (2014): Preface: Flood resilient communities – Managing the consequences of flooding. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 14: 33-39, doi: 10.5194/nhess-14-33-2014.

PFURTSCHELLER, C., A.H. THIEKEN (2013): The price of safety: costs for mitigating and coping with Alpine hazards. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 13: 2619-2637.

Meyer, V., N. Becker, V. Markantonis, R. Schwarze, J.C.J.M. van den Bergh, L.M. Bouwer, P. Bubeck, P. Ciavola, E. Genovese, C. Green, S. Hallegatte, H. Kreibich, Q. Lequeux, I. Logar, E. Papyrakis, C. Pfurtscheller, J. Poussin, V. Przyluski, A.H. Thieken, C. Viavattene (2013): Review Paper: Assessing the Costs of Natural Hazards – state of the art and knowledge gaps. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 13: 1351-1373, DOI: 10.5194/nhess-13-1351-2013.

CAMMERER, H., A.H. THIEKEN, J. LAMMEL (2013): Adaptability and transferability of flood loss functions in residential areas. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 13: 3063-3081.

CAMMERER, H., A.H. THIEKEN (2013): Historical development and future outlook of the flood damage potential of residential areas in the Alpine Lech Valley between 1971 and 2030. – Regional Environmental Change 13: 999-1012, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-013-0407-9.

CAMMERER, H., A.H. THIEKEN, P. VERBURG (2013): Spatio-temporal dynamics in the flood exposure due to land use changes in the Alpine Lech Valley in Tyrol (Austria). – Natural Hazards 68(3): 1243-1270, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-012-0280-8.

BEURTON, S., A.H. THIEKEN (2012): Addressing the key findings of research related to “Flood resilient communities - managing the consequences of flooding” - Synthesis Report of the Second ERA-Net CRUE Funding Initiative. 22 pp.

CAMMERER, H., A. THIEKEN (2011): Flood loss reduction due to private precaution. In: Zenz, G & R. Hornich (Eds.): Urban Flood Risk Management – Approaches to enhance resilience of communities. Proceedings of the International Symposium UFRIM, Graz, 21-23 September 2011, p. 381-386. 

KREIBICH, H., I. SEIFERT, A.H. THIEKEN, E. LINDQUIST, K. WAGNER, B. MERZ (2011): Recent changes in flood preparedness of private households and businesses in Germany. – Regional Environmental Change 11(1): 59-71. 

MERZ, B., A. THIEKEN, H. KREIBICH (2011): Quantification of socio-economic flood risks. In: Flood Risk Assessment and Management: How to Specify Hydrological Loads, their Consequences and Uncertainties (Schumann, A.; Ed.). Springer-Verlag. Chapter 11. p. 229-248. ISBN 978-90-481-9916-7. 

STÖTTER, J., THIEKEN, A., VEULLIET, E. & MONREAL, M. (2011): alpS-Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies. - Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft, Innsbrucker Jahresbericht 2008-2010, 205-222.

THIEKEN, A. (2011): Analyse der Hochwasserschadwirkung. In: Management von Hochwasserrisiken – mit Beiträgen aus den RIMAX-Forschungsprojekten (Merz, B., Bittner, R., Grünewald, U. Piroth, K.; Hrsg.). E. Schweizerbart, Kapitel 2.3, S. 61-82. 

THIEKEN, A. (2011): Schadensreduzierung durch Bauvorsorge. In: Management von Hochwasserrisiken – mit Beiträgen aus den RIMAX-Forschungsprojekten (Merz, B., Bittner, R., Grünewald, U. Piroth, K.; Hrsg.). E. Schweizerbart, Kapitel 3.7.2-3.7.3, S. 195-198. 

THIEKEN, A. (2011): Methods for the documentation and estimation of direct flood losses. In: Zenz, G & R. Hornich (Eds.): Urban Flood Risk Management – Approaches to enhance resilience of communities. Proceedings of the International Symposium UFRIM, Graz, 21-23 September 2011, p. 479-484. 

THIEKEN, A.H., H. CAMMERER, C. PFURTSCHELLER (2011): Risk management, adaptation and monetary aspects. In: Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment (J. Lamond, C. Booth, F. Hammond, D. Proverbs, eds.), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 978-1-4398-2625-6; DOI: 10.1201/b11050-17, Chapter 13, p. 177-190. 

THIEKEN, A., H. CAMMERER, CH. DOBLER, J. LAMMEL, A. BRONSTERT, J. STÖTTER, F. SCHÖBERL: (2011): Analysing changes in flood risks in an alpine catchment. In: Borsdorf, A., J. Stötter & E. Veulliet (eds.): Managing Alpine Future II - Inspire and drive sustainable mountain regions. Proceedings of the Innsbruck Conference, November 21-23, 2011. (IGF-Forschungsberichte 4). Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Wien. ISBN: 978-3-7001-7153-3, p. 97-106. 

THIEKEN, A., A. MORAN, M. SCHWINDT (2011): Research on flood resilient communities - Overview and preliminary analysis of case studies within the second ERA-NET CRUE funding initiative. In: Zenz, G & R. Hornich (Eds.): Urban Flood Risk Management – Approaches to enhance resilience of communities. Proceedings of the International Symposium UFRIM, Graz, 21-23 September 2011, p. 485-490. 

ELMER, F., A.H. THIEKEN, I. PECH, H. KREIBICH (2010): Influence of flood frequency on residential building losses. – NHESS 10: 2145-2159. 

ELMER, F., H. KREIBICH, I. SEIFERT, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): A Delphi-method expert survey to derive standards for flood damage data collection. – Risk Analysis 30(1):107-124. 

GUSE, B., A.H. THIEKEN, A. CASTELLARIN, B. MERZ (2010): Deriving probabilistic regional envelope curves with two pooling methods. – Journal of Hydrology 380: 14-26. 

KREIBICH, H., I. SEIFERT, B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Development of FLEMOcs – A new model for the estimation of flood losses in the commercial sector. – Hydrological Sciences Journal 55(8): 1302-1314. 

MERZ, B., H. KREIBICH, R. SCHWARZE, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Review article: Assessment of economic flood damage. – NHESS 10: 1697-2010. 

MERZ, B., F. ELMER, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Reply to Comment on 'Significance of 'high probability/low damage' versus 'low probability/high damage' flood events' by C. M. Rheinberger (2009). - NHESS 10: 3-5. 

MORAN, A.P., SCHÖBEL, A., RACHOY, C., A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Documentation of Flood Damage on Railway Infrastructure. In: Data and Mobility. Transforming Information into Intelligent Traffic and Transportation Services. (Düh, J.; Hufnagl, H.; Juritsch, E.; Pfliegl, R.; Schimany, H.-K.; Schönegger, H.; Eds.). Proceedings of the Lakeside Conference 2010. Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Vol. 81, p. 61-70. 

PFURTSCHELLER, C., A. THIEKEN (2010): Cost assessment of natural hazards in mountain regions - Alpine vulnerabilities, transnational facts, and case studies. In: J.-P. Malet, T. Glade, N. Casagli (eds): Mountain Risks: Bringing Science to Society. Proceedings of the ´Mountain Risks´ International Conference, Firenze, Italy, 24-26 November 2010, CERG Editions, Strasbourg, p.393-399 

SEIFERT, I., H. KREIBICH, B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Application and validation of FLEMOcs – A flood loss estimation model for the commercial sector. – Hydrological Sciences Journal 55(8): 1315-1324. 

SEIFERT, I., A.H. THIEKEN, M. MERZ, D. BORST, U. WERNER (2010): Estimation of industrial and commercial assets values for (natural) hazard risk assessment. – Natural Hazards 52(2): 453-479. 

THIEKEN, A.H., I. SEIFERT, B. MERZ (Eds.; 2010): Hochwasserschäden – Erfassung, Abschätzung und Vermeidung. Oekom-Verlag, München, 304 pp., ISBN 978-3-86581-186-8. 

UHLEMANN, S., A.H.THIEKEN, B. MERZ (2010): A consistent set of trans-basin floods in Germany between 1952 - 2002. – Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 14: 1277–1295. (The paper received the EGU-HESS Jim Dooge Award.)

APEL, H., B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Influence of dike breaches on flood frequency estimation. – Computers and Geosciences 35: 907-923. 

APEL, H., G.T. ARONICA, H. KREIBICH, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Flood risk assessments - How detailed do we need to be? – Natural Hazards 49(1): 79-98. 

BEURTON, S., A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Seasonality of floods in Germany. – Hydrological Sciences Journal 54(1): 62-76. 

GEMS, B., S. ACHLEITNER, M. HUTTENLAU, A. THIEKEN, M. AUFLEGER (2009): Flood control management for an alpine valley in Tyrol - an integrated hydrological-hydraulic approach. In: 33rd Congress of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering & Research (IAHR) "WATER ENGINEERING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT". IAHR/IWA, 1779-1786. 

GUSE, B., A. CASTELLARIN, A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ (2009): Effects of Intersite Dependence of Nested Catchment Structures on Probabilistic Regional Envelope Curves. – Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13: 1699-1712. 

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Coping with floods in the city of Dresden, Germany. – Natural Hazards 51(3): 423-436. 

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN, H. GRUNENBERG, K. ULLRICH, TH. SOMMER (2009): Extent, perception and mitigation of damage due to high groundwater levels in the city of Dresden, Germany. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 9: 1247-1258. 

KREIBICH, H., K. PIROTH, I. SEIFERT, H. MAIWALD, U. KUNERT, J. SCHWARZ, B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Is flow velocity a significant parameter in flood damage modelling? – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 9: 1679-1692. 

LEONHARDT, G., M. OLEFS, J. NEUBARTH, A. THIEKEN, H. SCHÖNLAUB, F. SCHÖBERL, M. KUHN (2009): Auswirkungen einer möglichen Klimaänderung auf ein alpines Speicherkraftwerk. In: Wasserbaukolloquium 2009: Wasserkraft im Zeichen des Klimawandels. Dresdener Wasserbauliche Mitteilungen Heft 39: 475-485. 

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Flood risk curves and uncertainty bounds. – Natural Hazards 51(3): 437-458. 

MERZ, B., F. ELMER, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Significance of ‘high probability/low damage’ versus ‘low probability/high damage’ flood events. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 9: 1033-1046. 

THIEKEN, A.H., I. SEIFERT, F. ELMER, H. MAIWALD, S. HAUBROCK, J. SCHWARZ, M. MÜLLER, J. SEIFERT (2009): Standardisierte Erfassung und Bewertung von Hochwasserschäden. – Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 53(3): 198-207. 

WÜNSCH, A., U. HERRMANN, H. KREIBICH, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): The Role of Disaggregation of Asset Values in Flood Loss Estimation: A Comparison of Different Modeling Approaches at the Mulde River, Germany. – Environmental Management 44(3): 524-541. 

APEL, H., B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2008): Quantification of uncertainties in flood risk assessments. – Journal of River Basin Management 6(2): 149-162. 

GELDERMANN, J., M. MERZ, V. BERTSCH, M. HIETE, O. RENTZ, I. SEIFERT, A.H. THIEKEN, D. BORST, U. WERNER (2008): The reference installation approach for the estimation of industrial assets at risk. – European Journal of Industrial Engineering 2(1): 73-93. 

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN (2008): Assessment of damage caused by high groundwater inundation. – Water Resources Research 44: W09409.

KREIBICH, H., I. SEIFERT, THIEKEN, A.H. B. MERZ (2008): Flood precaution and coping with floods of companies in Germany. In: Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response (Proverbs, D., Brebbia, C.A., Penning-Rowsell, E.; Eds.), WIT Press, 295-302.

SCHÖBEL, A., A. THIEKEN, R. MERZ (2008): Flood Risk Mapping of Austrian Railway Lines. - In: Flood Risk Management - Research and Practice, P. Samuels, S. Huntington, W. Allsop, J. Harrop (Eds.); Taylor & Francis Group, Paper-No. 191, 5 pp.

THIEKEN, A.H. (2008): Neue Modelle zur Abschätzung von Hochwasserschäden. – Ökologisches Wirtschaften 3/2008: 30-34.

THIEKEN, A.H., V. ACKERMANN, F. ELMER, H. KREIBICH, B. KUHLMANN, U. KUNERT, H. MAIWALD, B MERZ, M. MÜLLER, K. PIROTH, J. SCHWARZ, R. SCHWARZE, I. SEIFERT, J. SEIFERT (2008): Methods for the evaluation of direct and indirect flood losses. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Flood Defence, 6-8 May 2008, Toronto, Canada, CD-ROM, Paper 98, p. 98-1 - 98-10.

THIEKEN, A.H., A. OLSCHEWSKI, H. KREIBICH, S. KOBSCH, B. MERZ (2008): Development and evaluation of FLEMOps – a new Flood Loss Estimation MOdel for the private sector. In: Flood 5 Recovery, Innovation and Response (Proverbs, D., Brebbia, C.A., Penning-Rowsell, E.; Eds.), WIT Press, 315-324.

HERRMANN, U., A.H. THIEKEN, U. SUHR, K.-E. LINDENSCHMIDT (2007): Hochwasserrisiko-analysen an der Elbe – Methodenvergleich und Datenauflösung. – Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft 59(11-12): 151-162.

KREIBICH, H., M. MÜLLER, A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ (2007): Flood precaution of companies and their ability to cope with the flood in August 2002 in Saxony, Germany. – Water Resources Research 43: W03408.

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN, M. GOCHT (2007): Flood risk mapping at the local scale: Concepts and challenges. In: Flood Risk Management in Europe: Innovation in Policy and Practice (Begum, S., Stive, M.J.F., Hall, J.W.; Eds.). Series: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Vol. 25, Springer, Dordrecht, Chapter 13, p. 231-251.

PECH, I., U. HERRMANN, H. APEL, A.H. THIEKEN, K.-E. LINDENSCHMIDT (2007): Unsicherheiten in der Hochwasserrisikoabschätzung – GAIA – Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft 16(2): 150-152.

PETROW, TH., B. MERZ, K.-E. LINDENSCHMIDT, A.H. THIEKEN (2007): Aspects of seasonality and flood generating circulation patterns in a mountainous catchment in south-eastern Germany. – HESS 11: 1455-1468.

THIEKEN, A.H., H. KREIBICH, M. MÜLLER, B. MERZ (2007): Coping with floods: preparedness, response and recovery of flood-affected residents in Germany in 2002. – Hydrological Sciences Journal 52(5): 1016-1037.

THIEKEN, A.H., P. HENEKA, H. KREIBICH, TH. HOFHERR, G. GRÜNTHAL, S. TYAGUNOV, K. POSER, M. MÜLLER, F. WENZEL, L. STEMPNIEWSKI, J. ZSCHAU (2007): Risikokarten für Deutschland: Erste Ergebnisse des „Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology“ (CEDIM). – GAIA – Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft 16(4): 313-316.

APEL, H., A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ, G. BLÖSCHL (2006): A probabilistic modelling system for assessing flood risks. – Natural Hazards 38(1-2): 79-100.

BÜCHELE, B., H. KREIBICH, A. KRON, A. THIEKEN, J. IHRINGER, P. OBERLE, B. MERZ, F. NESTMANN (2006): Flood-risk mapping: contributions towards an enhanced assessment of extreme events and associated risks. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 6(4): 485-503.

GRÜNTHAL, G., A.H. THIEKEN, J. SCHWARZ, K.S. RADTKE, A. SMOLKA, B. MERZ (2006): Comparative risk assessments for the city of Cologne – storms, floods, earthquakes. – Natural Hazards 38(1-2): 21-44.

KLEIST, L., A.H. THIEKEN, P. KÖHLER, M. MÜLLER, I. SEIFERT, D. BORST, U. WERNER (2006): Estimation of the regional stock of residential buildings as a basis for comparative risk assessment for Germany. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 6(4): 541-552.

LINDENSCHMIDT, K.-E., U. HERRMANN, I. PECH, U. SUHR, H. APEL, A. THIEKEN (2006): Risk assessment and mapping of extreme floods in non-dyked communities along the Elbe and Mulde Rivers. – Advances in Geosciences 9: 15-23.

MENZEL, L., A.H. THIEKEN, D. SCHWANDT, G. BÜRGER (2006): Impact of climate change on the regional hydrology – scenario-based modelling studies in the German Rhine catchment. – Natural Hazards 38(1-2): 45-61.

MÜLLER, M., S. VOROGUSHYN, P. MAIER, A.H. THIEKEN, TH. PETROW, A. KRON, B. BÜCHELE, J. WÄCHTER (2006): “CEDIM Risk Explorer” – A Map Server Solution in the Project „Risk Map Germany”. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 6(5): 711-720.

PETROW, TH., A.H. THIEKEN, H. KREIBICH, C.H. BAHLBURG, B. MERZ (2006): Improvements on flood alleviation in Germany: Lessons Learned from the Elbe flood in August 2002. – Environmental Management 38(5): 717-732.

THIEKEN, A.H., H. KREIBICH, B. MERZ (2006): Improved modelling of flood losses in private households. In: Natural Systems and Global Change (Z. Kundzewicz, F. Hattermann; Eds.). Research Centre for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland and Potsdam institute of Climate Impact Research, Germany, Chapter 15, p. 142-150.

THIEKEN, A.H., H. KREIBICH, H. APEL, B. MERZ (2006): Methoden zur Erstellung von Hochwassergefahren- und Risikokarten. In: Aktuelle Entwicklungen in Geoinformation und Visualisierung - Beiträge des Seminars GEOVIS 2006, 5.-6. April 2006 (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie; Hrsg.). Kartographische Schriften, Band 10, Kirschbaum-Verlag, Bonn, S. 55-61.

THIEKEN, A.H., M. MÜLLER, L. KLEIST, I. SEIFERT, D. BORST, U. WERNER (2006): Regionalisation 6 of asset values for risk analyses. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 6(2): 167-178.

THIEKEN, A.H., TH. PETROW, H. KREIBICH, B. MERZ (2006): Insurability and mitigation of flood losses in private households in Germany. – Risk Analysis 26(2): 383-395.

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ, M. MÜLLER (2005): Precautionary measures reduce flood losses of households and companies - Insights from the 2002 flood in Saxony, Germany. In: Floods, from Defence to Management (J. van Alphen, E. van Beek, M. Taal; Eds.). Taylor & Francis Group, London, p. 851-859.

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN, TH. PETROW, M. MÜLLER, B. MERZ (2005): Flood loss reduction of private households due to building retrofitting - Lessons learned from the Elbe floods in August 2002. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 5: 117-126.

KREIBICH, H., TH. PETROW, A.H. THIEKEN, M. MÜLLER, B. MERZ (2005): Consequences of the extreme flood event of August 2002 in the city of Dresden, Germany. In: Sustainable Water Management Solutions for Large Cities (D.A. Savic, M.A. Mariño, H.H.G. Savenije, J.C. Bertoni, Eds.). IAHS Publication 293, p. 164-173.

KRÜGER, F., W. KLEMM, A. THIEKEN, H. WEISS, P. WYCISK (2005): Schadstoff – Definition, Herkunft. In: Schadstoffbelastung nach dem Elbe-Hochwasser 2002 (M. Böhme, F. Krüger, K. Ockenfeld, W. Geller; Hrsg.). UFZ-Broschüre, Kapitel 2, S. 10-27.

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN (2005): Separating Natural and Epistemic Uncertainty in Flood Frequency Analysis. – Journal of Hydrology 309: 114-132.

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN, H. APEL (2005): What can go wrong? Flood risk assessment and scenario analysis. In: Floods, from Defence to Management (J. van Alphen, E. van Beek, M. Taal; Eds.). Taylor & Francis Group, London, p. 673-679.

MERZ, B., M. GOCHT, A. THIEKEN (2005): Hochwasserkarten im Rahmen der Leitlinien für einen zukunftsweisenden Hochwasserschutz der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser. In: Hochwasser-Gefahrenkarten Teil 1: Beiträge zum Erfahrungsaustausch Hochwassergefahrenkarten am 24. November 2004 in Erfurt (H.-B. Kleeberg; Hrsg.). Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Heft 08.05, S. 51-70.

THIEKEN, A., U. GRÜNEWALD, B. MERZ, TH. PETROW, S. SCHÜMBERG, H. KREIBICH, W. STREITZ, M. KALTOFEN (2005): Flood risk reduction in Germany after the Elbe 2002 flood: aspects of hazard mapping and early warning systems. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cartographic Cutting-Edge Technology for Natural Hazard Management (M. F. Buchroithner; Hrsg.). Kartographische Bausteine, Band 30, TU Dresden, Institut für Kartographie, S. 145-156.

THIEKEN, A.H., M. MÜLLER, H. KREIBICH, B. MERZ (2005): Flood damage and influencing factors: New insights from the August 2002 flood in Germany. – Water Resources Re-search 41(12): W12430.

MERZ, B., H. KREIBICH, A. THIEKEN, R. SCHMIDTKE (2004): Estimation uncertainty of direct monetary flood damage to buildings. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 4 (1): 153-163. SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2004-4-153.

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN (2004): Flood risk analysis: Concepts and challenges. – Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft 56(3-4): 27-34.

APEL, H., A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ, G. BLÖSCHL (2004): Flood Risk Assessment and Associated Uncertainty. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 4: 295-308, SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2004-4-295.

Biografie

since 3/2013
Chairwoman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Committee Disaster Risk Reduction (DKKV)
since 10/2011
Professor of Geography and Natural Risks Research, University of Potsdam, Germany
07/2010 - 09/2011
Deputy Director of the Climate Service Center at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht GmbH (HZG, former GKSS), Hamburg, Germany
03/2008 - 06/2010
Professor of Natural Hazard and Risk Management, University of Innsbruck, Austria
03/2008 - 06/2010
Scientific Director of the alpS – Centre for Natural Hazard and Risk Management GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria
05/2008 - 01/2009
Examination of the Habilitation thesis: “Floods, flood losses and flood risk management in Germany”, University of Potsdam, Germany
10/2002 - 03/2008
Senior Scientist, Engineering Hydrology Section, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ – Germany’s National Research Centre for Geosciences)
05/2000 - 09/2002
Post-Doc, German Research Network Natural Disasters (DFNK), GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Germany
07/1996 - 04/200
Junior scientist, Environmental Geology, University of Halle, Germany PhD-Thesis: “Pollution patterns of the regional groundwater contamination in the industrial and mining area Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Central Germany”, (examination passed in December 2001)
09/1993 - 07/1994
Environmental Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (supported by a DAAD scholarship)
10/1989 - 06/1996
Study of Geo-ecology (Environmental Sciences), TU Braunschweig, Germany (Diploma)

Forschung

Research (main areas)

  • Flood damage assessment: data collection, analysis and model development 
  • Flood risk analysis and mitigation (including probabilistic modelling and uncertainty analysis) 
  • Multi-risk analyses and mapping 
  • Statistical methods, GIS

Projects (since 2000)

  • ALERT - Anatolian pLateau climatE and Tectonic hazards. Initial Training Network. Funding: EU FP7, 10/2013 - 09/2017
  • Investigations of the flooding in June 2013. Funding: BMBF, 10/2013 - 02/2015
  • ENHANCE - Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe. Funding: EU FP7 ENV, 12/2012 - 11/2016
  • Household Survey: flood losses, damage determining factors and risk awareness of households affected by flooding in 2010 and 2011 in Germany (Project leader and coordinator). Funding: University of Potsdam, GFZ Potsdam and Deutsche Rückversicherung, Düsseldorf, 10/2011 – 12/2012. 
  • Coordination of a client-oriented requests working group at the Climate Service Center. CSC-Project funded by BMBF. 07/2010 – 05/2014 (left in September 2011). 
  • Klimanavigator – concept and first edition. CSC-Project funded by BMBF. 07/2010 – 05/2014 (left in September 2011). 
  • Acquisition of the alpS – Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies (K1- Research Centre). Funding: FFG and the Austrian provinces Tyrol and Vorarlberg; total budget: EUR 18 Million; 04/2010 – 03/2014 (left in June 2010). 
  • Costs of Natural Hazards (ConHaz). Coordination Action (Co-Applicant; Project Leader: UFZ Leipzig, Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze). Funding: EU-FP7, ENV3, 02/2010 – 01/2012 2 
  • From Climate Change – Flood-Relationship to Flood Risk Time Series (FloodTimeS). (Applicant and project leader) Funding: Austrian Climate Research Programme, 11/2009 – 10/2012. 
  • Scientific Coordination Project of the 2nd ERA-Net CRUE call “Flood resilient communities” (Applicant and project leader). Funding: ERA-Net CRUE partners (BMLFUW et al.), 11/2009 – 04/2012. 
  • Flood risk analysis of railway lines (Applicant and project leader). alpS-Kplus-Projekt in cooperation with TU Vienna and ÖBB. Funding: FFG, Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung and ÖBB. 05/2009 – 12/2009. 
  • Damage reduction due to flood warning and private precaution (Applicant and project leader). Funding: Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds. 03/2009 – 02/2010. 
  • Sino-German Cooperation Group “Floods, Droughts and Climate Change” (Applicant and leader of the sub-project “socio-economy and coping capacities”), Funding: DFG and NSFC, 05/2007 – 04/2010. 
  • MULTISURE - Development of multi-sequential mitigation strategies for urban areas prone to flood-induced high groundwater levels (Applicant and leader of the sub-project “damage estimation”). Funding: German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 12/2006 – 11/2009. 
  • MEDIS – Methods for the Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Flood Losses (Co-Applicant, Consortium leader and project coordinator, supervision of a PhD on flood loss estimation). Funding: German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 07/2005 – 06/2008. 
  • CEDIM - Risk map Germany (Head of the working groups “Synopsis of natural hazards” and “Asset estimation”; supervision of a PhD on flood regionalisation in Saxony), Funding: GFZ Potsdam and University of Karlsruhe, 01/2003 – 03/2008. 
  • DISFLOOD - Disaster Information System for Large-scale Flood Events using Earth Observation (Co-Applicant and supervision of a PhD on the generation of large-scale flood scenarios). Joint research project of GFZ, DLR, UNU-EHS, Funding: Helmholtz Association 12/2005 – 03/2008. 
  • UMWLS - Integrated control centre for environmental disasters – Basic concepts for an integrated monitoring and control system for natural and environmental disasters (Co-Applicant and leader of the sub-project “risk mapping”), Funding: IBB, PSI GmbH. 01/2006 – 06/2007. 
  • Quantification of economic flood losses in large-scale damage scenarios (Co-Applicant and project coordination). Funding: AON Re, Hamburg. 01/2004 – 06/2006. 
  • Acquisition of flood losses and damage determining factors of the Elbe and Danube floods in August 2002 (Project leader and coordinator). Funding: BMBF and Deutsche Rückversicherung, Düsseldorf, 10/2002 – 12/2005. 
  • MITCH – Mitigation of climate induced natural hazards. Concerted Action. Funding EU – FP5 (Project Staff), 2001 – 2003. 
  • Lessons Learned: Interdisciplinary survey of the Elbe flood. Funding: German Red Cross (Project staff). 03/2003 – 11/2003. 
  • DFNK-Subproject A 4.2: Methods for flood risk assessment considering of uncertainty aspects (Project staff). Funding: BMBF, 05/2000 – 12/2002.

Publikationen

Publications (since 2004) 

THIEKEN, A.H., H. CAMMERER, C. DOBLER, J. LAMMEL, F. SCHÖRBERL: Estimating changes in flood risks and benefits of non-structural adaptation strategies - a case study from Tyrol, Austria. – Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, online first 31 OCTOBER 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-014-9602-3.

THIEKEN, A.H., H. APEL, B. MERZ: Assessing the probability of large-scale flood loss events – a case study for the river Rhine, Germany. – Journal of Flood Risk Management, online first 14 JAN 2014, DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12091.

KIENZLER S., I. PECH, H. KREIBICH, M. MÜLLER, A.H. THIEKEN (2015): After the extreme flood in 2002: changes in preparedness, response and recovery of flood-affected residents in Germany between 2005 and 2011. – NHESS 15: 505-526, http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/15/505/2015/nhess-15-505-2015.pdf.

BOUWER, L., E. PAPYRAKIS, J. POUSSIN, C. PFURTSCHELLER, A.H. THIEKEN (2014): The costing of measures for natural hazard mitigation in Europe. – Natural Hazards Review 15(4), 04014010, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000133.

KREIBICH, H., J.C.J.M. van den BERGH, L.M. BOUWER, P. BUBECK, P. CIAVOLA, C. GREEN, S. HALLEGATTE, I. LOGAR, V. MEYER, R. SCHWARZE, A.H. THIEKEN (2014): Costing natural hazards. The proposed ‘cost assessment cycle’ is a framework for the integrated cost assessment of natural hazards. – Nature Climate Change 4(5): 303-306.

UHLEMANN, S., A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ (2014): A quality assessment framework for natural hazard event documentation: application to trans-basin flood reports in Germany. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 14: 189-208, doi: 10.5194/nhess-14-189-2014.

THIEKEN, A.H., S. MARIANI, S. LONGFIELD, W. VANNEUVILLE (2014): Preface: Flood resilient communities – Managing the consequences of flooding. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 14: 33-39, doi: 10.5194/nhess-14-33-2014.

PFURTSCHELLER, C., A.H. THIEKEN (2013): The price of safety: costs for mitigating and coping with Alpine hazards. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 13: 2619-2637.

Meyer, V., N. Becker, V. Markantonis, R. Schwarze, J.C.J.M. van den Bergh, L.M. Bouwer, P. Bubeck, P. Ciavola, E. Genovese, C. Green, S. Hallegatte, H. Kreibich, Q. Lequeux, I. Logar, E. Papyrakis, C. Pfurtscheller, J. Poussin, V. Przyluski, A.H. Thieken, C. Viavattene (2013): Review Paper: Assessing the Costs of Natural Hazards – state of the art and knowledge gaps. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 13: 1351-1373, DOI: 10.5194/nhess-13-1351-2013.

CAMMERER, H., A.H. THIEKEN, J. LAMMEL (2013): Adaptability and transferability of flood loss functions in residential areas. – Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 13: 3063-3081.

CAMMERER, H., A.H. THIEKEN (2013): Historical development and future outlook of the flood damage potential of residential areas in the Alpine Lech Valley between 1971 and 2030. – Regional Environmental Change 13: 999-1012, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-013-0407-9.

CAMMERER, H., A.H. THIEKEN, P. VERBURG (2013): Spatio-temporal dynamics in the flood exposure due to land use changes in the Alpine Lech Valley in Tyrol (Austria). – Natural Hazards 68(3): 1243-1270, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-012-0280-8.

BEURTON, S., A.H. THIEKEN (2012): Addressing the key findings of research related to “Flood resilient communities - managing the consequences of flooding” - Synthesis Report of the Second ERA-Net CRUE Funding Initiative. 22 pp.

CAMMERER, H., A. THIEKEN (2011): Flood loss reduction due to private precaution. In: Zenz, G & R. Hornich (Eds.): Urban Flood Risk Management – Approaches to enhance resilience of communities. Proceedings of the International Symposium UFRIM, Graz, 21-23 September 2011, p. 381-386. 

KREIBICH, H., I. SEIFERT, A.H. THIEKEN, E. LINDQUIST, K. WAGNER, B. MERZ (2011): Recent changes in flood preparedness of private households and businesses in Germany. – Regional Environmental Change 11(1): 59-71. 

MERZ, B., A. THIEKEN, H. KREIBICH (2011): Quantification of socio-economic flood risks. In: Flood Risk Assessment and Management: How to Specify Hydrological Loads, their Consequences and Uncertainties (Schumann, A.; Ed.). Springer-Verlag. Chapter 11. p. 229-248. ISBN 978-90-481-9916-7. 

STÖTTER, J., THIEKEN, A., VEULLIET, E. & MONREAL, M. (2011): alpS-Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies. - Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft, Innsbrucker Jahresbericht 2008-2010, 205-222.

THIEKEN, A. (2011): Analyse der Hochwasserschadwirkung. In: Management von Hochwasserrisiken – mit Beiträgen aus den RIMAX-Forschungsprojekten (Merz, B., Bittner, R., Grünewald, U. Piroth, K.; Hrsg.). E. Schweizerbart, Kapitel 2.3, S. 61-82. 

THIEKEN, A. (2011): Schadensreduzierung durch Bauvorsorge. In: Management von Hochwasserrisiken – mit Beiträgen aus den RIMAX-Forschungsprojekten (Merz, B., Bittner, R., Grünewald, U. Piroth, K.; Hrsg.). E. Schweizerbart, Kapitel 3.7.2-3.7.3, S. 195-198. 

THIEKEN, A. (2011): Methods for the documentation and estimation of direct flood losses. In: Zenz, G & R. Hornich (Eds.): Urban Flood Risk Management – Approaches to enhance resilience of communities. Proceedings of the International Symposium UFRIM, Graz, 21-23 September 2011, p. 479-484. 

THIEKEN, A.H., H. CAMMERER, C. PFURTSCHELLER (2011): Risk management, adaptation and monetary aspects. In: Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment (J. Lamond, C. Booth, F. Hammond, D. Proverbs, eds.), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 978-1-4398-2625-6; DOI: 10.1201/b11050-17, Chapter 13, p. 177-190. 

THIEKEN, A., H. CAMMERER, CH. DOBLER, J. LAMMEL, A. BRONSTERT, J. STÖTTER, F. SCHÖBERL: (2011): Analysing changes in flood risks in an alpine catchment. In: Borsdorf, A., J. Stötter & E. Veulliet (eds.): Managing Alpine Future II - Inspire and drive sustainable mountain regions. Proceedings of the Innsbruck Conference, November 21-23, 2011. (IGF-Forschungsberichte 4). Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Wien. ISBN: 978-3-7001-7153-3, p. 97-106. 

THIEKEN, A., A. MORAN, M. SCHWINDT (2011): Research on flood resilient communities - Overview and preliminary analysis of case studies within the second ERA-NET CRUE funding initiative. In: Zenz, G & R. Hornich (Eds.): Urban Flood Risk Management – Approaches to enhance resilience of communities. Proceedings of the International Symposium UFRIM, Graz, 21-23 September 2011, p. 485-490. 

ELMER, F., A.H. THIEKEN, I. PECH, H. KREIBICH (2010): Influence of flood frequency on residential building losses. – NHESS 10: 2145-2159. 

ELMER, F., H. KREIBICH, I. SEIFERT, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): A Delphi-method expert survey to derive standards for flood damage data collection. – Risk Analysis 30(1):107-124. 

GUSE, B., A.H. THIEKEN, A. CASTELLARIN, B. MERZ (2010): Deriving probabilistic regional envelope curves with two pooling methods. – Journal of Hydrology 380: 14-26. 

KREIBICH, H., I. SEIFERT, B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Development of FLEMOcs – A new model for the estimation of flood losses in the commercial sector. – Hydrological Sciences Journal 55(8): 1302-1314. 

MERZ, B., H. KREIBICH, R. SCHWARZE, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Review article: Assessment of economic flood damage. – NHESS 10: 1697-2010. 

MERZ, B., F. ELMER, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Reply to Comment on 'Significance of 'high probability/low damage' versus 'low probability/high damage' flood events' by C. M. Rheinberger (2009). - NHESS 10: 3-5. 

MORAN, A.P., SCHÖBEL, A., RACHOY, C., A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Documentation of Flood Damage on Railway Infrastructure. In: Data and Mobility. Transforming Information into Intelligent Traffic and Transportation Services. (Düh, J.; Hufnagl, H.; Juritsch, E.; Pfliegl, R.; Schimany, H.-K.; Schönegger, H.; Eds.). Proceedings of the Lakeside Conference 2010. Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Vol. 81, p. 61-70. 

PFURTSCHELLER, C., A. THIEKEN (2010): Cost assessment of natural hazards in mountain regions - Alpine vulnerabilities, transnational facts, and case studies. In: J.-P. Malet, T. Glade, N. Casagli (eds): Mountain Risks: Bringing Science to Society. Proceedings of the ´Mountain Risks´ International Conference, Firenze, Italy, 24-26 November 2010, CERG Editions, Strasbourg, p.393-399 

SEIFERT, I., H. KREIBICH, B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2010): Application and validation of FLEMOcs – A flood loss estimation model for the commercial sector. – Hydrological Sciences Journal 55(8): 1315-1324. 

SEIFERT, I., A.H. THIEKEN, M. MERZ, D. BORST, U. WERNER (2010): Estimation of industrial and commercial assets values for (natural) hazard risk assessment. – Natural Hazards 52(2): 453-479. 

THIEKEN, A.H., I. SEIFERT, B. MERZ (Eds.; 2010): Hochwasserschäden – Erfassung, Abschätzung und Vermeidung. Oekom-Verlag, München, 304 pp., ISBN 978-3-86581-186-8. 

UHLEMANN, S., A.H.THIEKEN, B. MERZ (2010): A consistent set of trans-basin floods in Germany between 1952 - 2002. – Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 14: 1277–1295. (The paper received the EGU-HESS Jim Dooge Award.)

APEL, H., B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Influence of dike breaches on flood frequency estimation. – Computers and Geosciences 35: 907-923. 

APEL, H., G.T. ARONICA, H. KREIBICH, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Flood risk assessments - How detailed do we need to be? – Natural Hazards 49(1): 79-98. 

BEURTON, S., A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Seasonality of floods in Germany. – Hydrological Sciences Journal 54(1): 62-76. 

GEMS, B., S. ACHLEITNER, M. HUTTENLAU, A. THIEKEN, M. AUFLEGER (2009): Flood control management for an alpine valley in Tyrol - an integrated hydrological-hydraulic approach. In: 33rd Congress of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering & Research (IAHR) "WATER ENGINEERING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT". IAHR/IWA, 1779-1786. 

GUSE, B., A. CASTELLARIN, A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ (2009): Effects of Intersite Dependence of Nested Catchment Structures on Probabilistic Regional Envelope Curves. – Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13: 1699-1712. 

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Coping with floods in the city of Dresden, Germany. – Natural Hazards 51(3): 423-436. 

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN, H. GRUNENBERG, K. ULLRICH, TH. SOMMER (2009): Extent, perception and mitigation of damage due to high groundwater levels in the city of Dresden, Germany. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 9: 1247-1258. 

KREIBICH, H., K. PIROTH, I. SEIFERT, H. MAIWALD, U. KUNERT, J. SCHWARZ, B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Is flow velocity a significant parameter in flood damage modelling? – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 9: 1679-1692. 

LEONHARDT, G., M. OLEFS, J. NEUBARTH, A. THIEKEN, H. SCHÖNLAUB, F. SCHÖBERL, M. KUHN (2009): Auswirkungen einer möglichen Klimaänderung auf ein alpines Speicherkraftwerk. In: Wasserbaukolloquium 2009: Wasserkraft im Zeichen des Klimawandels. Dresdener Wasserbauliche Mitteilungen Heft 39: 475-485. 

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Flood risk curves and uncertainty bounds. – Natural Hazards 51(3): 437-458. 

MERZ, B., F. ELMER, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): Significance of ‘high probability/low damage’ versus ‘low probability/high damage’ flood events. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 9: 1033-1046. 

THIEKEN, A.H., I. SEIFERT, F. ELMER, H. MAIWALD, S. HAUBROCK, J. SCHWARZ, M. MÜLLER, J. SEIFERT (2009): Standardisierte Erfassung und Bewertung von Hochwasserschäden. – Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 53(3): 198-207. 

WÜNSCH, A., U. HERRMANN, H. KREIBICH, A.H. THIEKEN (2009): The Role of Disaggregation of Asset Values in Flood Loss Estimation: A Comparison of Different Modeling Approaches at the Mulde River, Germany. – Environmental Management 44(3): 524-541. 

APEL, H., B. MERZ, A.H. THIEKEN (2008): Quantification of uncertainties in flood risk assessments. – Journal of River Basin Management 6(2): 149-162. 

GELDERMANN, J., M. MERZ, V. BERTSCH, M. HIETE, O. RENTZ, I. SEIFERT, A.H. THIEKEN, D. BORST, U. WERNER (2008): The reference installation approach for the estimation of industrial assets at risk. – European Journal of Industrial Engineering 2(1): 73-93. 

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN (2008): Assessment of damage caused by high groundwater inundation. – Water Resources Research 44: W09409.

KREIBICH, H., I. SEIFERT, THIEKEN, A.H. B. MERZ (2008): Flood precaution and coping with floods of companies in Germany. In: Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response (Proverbs, D., Brebbia, C.A., Penning-Rowsell, E.; Eds.), WIT Press, 295-302.

SCHÖBEL, A., A. THIEKEN, R. MERZ (2008): Flood Risk Mapping of Austrian Railway Lines. - In: Flood Risk Management - Research and Practice, P. Samuels, S. Huntington, W. Allsop, J. Harrop (Eds.); Taylor & Francis Group, Paper-No. 191, 5 pp.

THIEKEN, A.H. (2008): Neue Modelle zur Abschätzung von Hochwasserschäden. – Ökologisches Wirtschaften 3/2008: 30-34.

THIEKEN, A.H., V. ACKERMANN, F. ELMER, H. KREIBICH, B. KUHLMANN, U. KUNERT, H. MAIWALD, B MERZ, M. MÜLLER, K. PIROTH, J. SCHWARZ, R. SCHWARZE, I. SEIFERT, J. SEIFERT (2008): Methods for the evaluation of direct and indirect flood losses. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Flood Defence, 6-8 May 2008, Toronto, Canada, CD-ROM, Paper 98, p. 98-1 - 98-10.

THIEKEN, A.H., A. OLSCHEWSKI, H. KREIBICH, S. KOBSCH, B. MERZ (2008): Development and evaluation of FLEMOps – a new Flood Loss Estimation MOdel for the private sector. In: Flood 5 Recovery, Innovation and Response (Proverbs, D., Brebbia, C.A., Penning-Rowsell, E.; Eds.), WIT Press, 315-324.

HERRMANN, U., A.H. THIEKEN, U. SUHR, K.-E. LINDENSCHMIDT (2007): Hochwasserrisiko-analysen an der Elbe – Methodenvergleich und Datenauflösung. – Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft 59(11-12): 151-162.

KREIBICH, H., M. MÜLLER, A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ (2007): Flood precaution of companies and their ability to cope with the flood in August 2002 in Saxony, Germany. – Water Resources Research 43: W03408.

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN, M. GOCHT (2007): Flood risk mapping at the local scale: Concepts and challenges. In: Flood Risk Management in Europe: Innovation in Policy and Practice (Begum, S., Stive, M.J.F., Hall, J.W.; Eds.). Series: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Vol. 25, Springer, Dordrecht, Chapter 13, p. 231-251.

PECH, I., U. HERRMANN, H. APEL, A.H. THIEKEN, K.-E. LINDENSCHMIDT (2007): Unsicherheiten in der Hochwasserrisikoabschätzung – GAIA – Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft 16(2): 150-152.

PETROW, TH., B. MERZ, K.-E. LINDENSCHMIDT, A.H. THIEKEN (2007): Aspects of seasonality and flood generating circulation patterns in a mountainous catchment in south-eastern Germany. – HESS 11: 1455-1468.

THIEKEN, A.H., H. KREIBICH, M. MÜLLER, B. MERZ (2007): Coping with floods: preparedness, response and recovery of flood-affected residents in Germany in 2002. – Hydrological Sciences Journal 52(5): 1016-1037.

THIEKEN, A.H., P. HENEKA, H. KREIBICH, TH. HOFHERR, G. GRÜNTHAL, S. TYAGUNOV, K. POSER, M. MÜLLER, F. WENZEL, L. STEMPNIEWSKI, J. ZSCHAU (2007): Risikokarten für Deutschland: Erste Ergebnisse des „Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology“ (CEDIM). – GAIA – Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft 16(4): 313-316.

APEL, H., A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ, G. BLÖSCHL (2006): A probabilistic modelling system for assessing flood risks. – Natural Hazards 38(1-2): 79-100.

BÜCHELE, B., H. KREIBICH, A. KRON, A. THIEKEN, J. IHRINGER, P. OBERLE, B. MERZ, F. NESTMANN (2006): Flood-risk mapping: contributions towards an enhanced assessment of extreme events and associated risks. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 6(4): 485-503.

GRÜNTHAL, G., A.H. THIEKEN, J. SCHWARZ, K.S. RADTKE, A. SMOLKA, B. MERZ (2006): Comparative risk assessments for the city of Cologne – storms, floods, earthquakes. – Natural Hazards 38(1-2): 21-44.

KLEIST, L., A.H. THIEKEN, P. KÖHLER, M. MÜLLER, I. SEIFERT, D. BORST, U. WERNER (2006): Estimation of the regional stock of residential buildings as a basis for comparative risk assessment for Germany. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 6(4): 541-552.

LINDENSCHMIDT, K.-E., U. HERRMANN, I. PECH, U. SUHR, H. APEL, A. THIEKEN (2006): Risk assessment and mapping of extreme floods in non-dyked communities along the Elbe and Mulde Rivers. – Advances in Geosciences 9: 15-23.

MENZEL, L., A.H. THIEKEN, D. SCHWANDT, G. BÜRGER (2006): Impact of climate change on the regional hydrology – scenario-based modelling studies in the German Rhine catchment. – Natural Hazards 38(1-2): 45-61.

MÜLLER, M., S. VOROGUSHYN, P. MAIER, A.H. THIEKEN, TH. PETROW, A. KRON, B. BÜCHELE, J. WÄCHTER (2006): “CEDIM Risk Explorer” – A Map Server Solution in the Project „Risk Map Germany”. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 6(5): 711-720.

PETROW, TH., A.H. THIEKEN, H. KREIBICH, C.H. BAHLBURG, B. MERZ (2006): Improvements on flood alleviation in Germany: Lessons Learned from the Elbe flood in August 2002. – Environmental Management 38(5): 717-732.

THIEKEN, A.H., H. KREIBICH, B. MERZ (2006): Improved modelling of flood losses in private households. In: Natural Systems and Global Change (Z. Kundzewicz, F. Hattermann; Eds.). Research Centre for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland and Potsdam institute of Climate Impact Research, Germany, Chapter 15, p. 142-150.

THIEKEN, A.H., H. KREIBICH, H. APEL, B. MERZ (2006): Methoden zur Erstellung von Hochwassergefahren- und Risikokarten. In: Aktuelle Entwicklungen in Geoinformation und Visualisierung - Beiträge des Seminars GEOVIS 2006, 5.-6. April 2006 (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie; Hrsg.). Kartographische Schriften, Band 10, Kirschbaum-Verlag, Bonn, S. 55-61.

THIEKEN, A.H., M. MÜLLER, L. KLEIST, I. SEIFERT, D. BORST, U. WERNER (2006): Regionalisation 6 of asset values for risk analyses. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 6(2): 167-178.

THIEKEN, A.H., TH. PETROW, H. KREIBICH, B. MERZ (2006): Insurability and mitigation of flood losses in private households in Germany. – Risk Analysis 26(2): 383-395.

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ, M. MÜLLER (2005): Precautionary measures reduce flood losses of households and companies - Insights from the 2002 flood in Saxony, Germany. In: Floods, from Defence to Management (J. van Alphen, E. van Beek, M. Taal; Eds.). Taylor & Francis Group, London, p. 851-859.

KREIBICH, H., A.H. THIEKEN, TH. PETROW, M. MÜLLER, B. MERZ (2005): Flood loss reduction of private households due to building retrofitting - Lessons learned from the Elbe floods in August 2002. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 5: 117-126.

KREIBICH, H., TH. PETROW, A.H. THIEKEN, M. MÜLLER, B. MERZ (2005): Consequences of the extreme flood event of August 2002 in the city of Dresden, Germany. In: Sustainable Water Management Solutions for Large Cities (D.A. Savic, M.A. Mariño, H.H.G. Savenije, J.C. Bertoni, Eds.). IAHS Publication 293, p. 164-173.

KRÜGER, F., W. KLEMM, A. THIEKEN, H. WEISS, P. WYCISK (2005): Schadstoff – Definition, Herkunft. In: Schadstoffbelastung nach dem Elbe-Hochwasser 2002 (M. Böhme, F. Krüger, K. Ockenfeld, W. Geller; Hrsg.). UFZ-Broschüre, Kapitel 2, S. 10-27.

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN (2005): Separating Natural and Epistemic Uncertainty in Flood Frequency Analysis. – Journal of Hydrology 309: 114-132.

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN, H. APEL (2005): What can go wrong? Flood risk assessment and scenario analysis. In: Floods, from Defence to Management (J. van Alphen, E. van Beek, M. Taal; Eds.). Taylor & Francis Group, London, p. 673-679.

MERZ, B., M. GOCHT, A. THIEKEN (2005): Hochwasserkarten im Rahmen der Leitlinien für einen zukunftsweisenden Hochwasserschutz der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser. In: Hochwasser-Gefahrenkarten Teil 1: Beiträge zum Erfahrungsaustausch Hochwassergefahrenkarten am 24. November 2004 in Erfurt (H.-B. Kleeberg; Hrsg.). Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Heft 08.05, S. 51-70.

THIEKEN, A., U. GRÜNEWALD, B. MERZ, TH. PETROW, S. SCHÜMBERG, H. KREIBICH, W. STREITZ, M. KALTOFEN (2005): Flood risk reduction in Germany after the Elbe 2002 flood: aspects of hazard mapping and early warning systems. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cartographic Cutting-Edge Technology for Natural Hazard Management (M. F. Buchroithner; Hrsg.). Kartographische Bausteine, Band 30, TU Dresden, Institut für Kartographie, S. 145-156.

THIEKEN, A.H., M. MÜLLER, H. KREIBICH, B. MERZ (2005): Flood damage and influencing factors: New insights from the August 2002 flood in Germany. – Water Resources Re-search 41(12): W12430.

MERZ, B., H. KREIBICH, A. THIEKEN, R. SCHMIDTKE (2004): Estimation uncertainty of direct monetary flood damage to buildings. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 4 (1): 153-163. SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2004-4-153.

MERZ, B., A.H. THIEKEN (2004): Flood risk analysis: Concepts and challenges. – Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft 56(3-4): 27-34.

APEL, H., A.H. THIEKEN, B. MERZ, G. BLÖSCHL (2004): Flood Risk Assessment and Associated Uncertainty. – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 4: 295-308, SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2004-4-295.