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Institutional Members

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise. It offers workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes to its customers. Most of the GIZ’s work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). However, GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries and public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. On behalf of BMZ, GIZ has been active in implementing measures for disaster preparedness as well as post-disaster recovery (i.e. emergency aid and reconstruction measures aiming at preventing future disasters). Within the Global initiative on disaster risk management (GIDRM), GIZ worked to strengthen international networks comprising various actors to address specific challenges in disaster risk management in the key areas of strengthening civil protection and disaster risk management, the protection of critical infrastructures as well as the development, upgrade and expansion of early warning systems. Thereby, it aims to foster the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as well as regional action plans.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn

Hanna Maier
Consultant/ Specialist planner disaster risk management
The Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) is a civil protection organization funded by the German Federal Government. Originally established as a civil protection tool, i.e. the protection of the population in case of war, its responsibilities have broadened and are defined within the Act on the Federal Agency for Technical Relief. Nowadays, it provides technical assistance according to the Federal Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance Act (ZSKG). With its expertise and diverse experience, THW assists fire services, police, charities and many other aid organisations in Germany. Furthermore, it is deployed worldwide on behalf of the Federal Government. Its tasks include technical and logistical assistance within the framework of the Community Civil Protection Mechanism and on behalf of UN agencies.
Federal Agency for Technical Relief
Provinzialstraße 93
53127 Bonn

Gerd Friedsam
Phone: 02 28 / 9 40-10 00
The Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (German: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) has a wide range of tasks in the fields of agriculture, food, rural areas, forestry, fisheries and consumer protection. As a modern service center, it supports its partners in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), in the federal states and in industry. As a project management office within the BMEL, the BLE promotes and supervises numerous national and international projects along the entire agricultural value chain. At the international level, the BLE advises the BMEL on general issues of international cooperation and world nutrition and performs tasks in the field of EU research coordination.

As the market regulation body in the area of EU agricultural market and foreign trade regulations, it implements measures to stabilize agricultural markets, among other things.

At the federal level, the BLE also performs key food security and precautionary tasks outside times of crisis. These include regular recording of the supply situation, analysis and planning tasks, and organizational and technical management of national food stocks. In the event of a crisis, the BLE is given extended powers to secure the nationwide supply of food and feed.
Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
Deichmanns Aue 29
53179 Bonn
Internet: www.ble.de

Vera Gizewski
Marktordnungs- und Krisenmaßnahmen, Kritische Infrastrukturen Landwirtschaft
The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) is an executive agency of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and is responsible for matters related to civil protection and disaster assistance. The BBK takes into account all areas of civil disaster preparedness and integrates them into an effective mechanism in order to protect the population and its livelihood. BBK advises and supports other state-level and national authorities in their daily work. For example, it developed methods for risk analysis in civil protection, which can be applied for risk analyses on all administrative levels. Within the scope of its responsibilities in warning the population in case of hazards, BBK e.g. operates the warning app NINA that transmits hazard alerts to the public. The Academy for Crisis Management, Emergency Planning and Civil Protection as the central educational institution of the federal state regarding risk and crisis management, and regarding civil protection is organized by the BBK. Furthermore, the National Focal Point for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is based at the BBK.
Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance
Provinzialstr. 93
53127 Bonn

Dr. Wolfram Geier
DKKV - Board Member
Department president BBK
Phone: +49 (0) 228 99 / 550-30 00
Fax: +49 (0) 228 99 / 550-16 20
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the Federal Republic of Germany's research centre for aerospace. DLR conducts both basic and applied research in the fields of aviation, space travel, energy, transport, digitisation and security. In security research, research and development activities with defence and security-related relevance are planned and controlled in coordination with partners in politics, science and industry. The focus is on multi- and interdisciplinary projects that link DLR's research areas. Within the framework of these projects, DLR contributes to the development, testing and evaluation of technologies as well as to the assessment and consulting of security-relevant applications with the goal of supporting and protecting people. DLR is involved in the European Earth observation programme Copernicus, which supports disaster and crisis management by providing satellite-based information, such as emergency mapping for disaster management and humanitarian missions.
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Linder Höhe
51147 Köln

Michael Langerbeins
comm. Leader DLR-Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructur
Phone: +49 2241 201 4800
Germany's National Meteorological Service (DWD) is responsible for meeting meteorological requirements arising from all areas of economy and society in Germany. Its responsibilities are defined in §4 of the Deutscher Wetterdienst Act. They include e.g. providing meteorological and climatological services, as well as meteorological information to ensure the safety of aviation, maritime shipping, traffic routes and vital infrastructures, recording, analyzing and monitoring of the physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere with regard to radioactive trace substances, weather and climate forecasting, as well as warnings on weather-related hazards. Further tasks are climate monitoring throughout Germany, assessing climate change, advising on climate change adaptation and operating the national climate archive.
German Meteorological Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst)
Frankfurter Straße 135
63067 Offenbach

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Adrian
President German Meteorological Service (DWD)
The German Red Cross (DRK) is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the National Red Cross Society in the Federal Republic of Germany. The DRK has comprehensive proficiency in acute emergency and disaster relief, in reconstruction and in humanitarian development cooperation. The main focus of the work is on providing shelter and social infrastructure, disaster prevention, health and nutrition, water and sanitation supply, hygiene as well as the improvement of livelihoods. With forecast-based financing, the Red Cross has established a financial mechanism that provides funding based on in-depth forecast information and risk analysis in the run-up to extreme weather events to minimize impacts of disasters.
German Red Cross
Carstennstr. 58
12205 Berlin

Isabelle Falzone
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) investigates the complex interactions between man and nature under the influence of global change. The aim of the research is to show ways of reconciling a healthy environment with social development. In close cooperation with decision-makers and representatives of civil society, UFZ scientists develop system solutions to better manage complex environmental systems and overcome environmental problems.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permosenstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Professor Dr. Reimund Schwarze
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam is Germany’s national research center for the solid Earth Sciences. The GFZ develops a profound understanding of systems and processes of the solid Earth together with strategies and options for action to address global change and its regional impacts, to understand natural hazards and to minimize associated risks, as well as to assess the human impact on System Earth. The GFZ was in charge of the development of an Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean in the aftermath of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean in late December 2004. The Tsunami Early Warning System was established in Indonesia and handed over to the country in 2011.
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences
14473 Potsdam

Dr. Alexander Rudloff
The Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) is an interdisciplinary research facility of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the fields of disasters and natural risks. CEDIM conducts research on the causes, management, and prevention of natural and technological risks and the resilience of a changing society and environment. For this purpose, CEDIM develops new models and concepts for future-oriented solutions, drawing on the broad competence of the various disciplines involved. Within the current research focus "Forensic Disaster Analysis (FDA)" CEDIM investigates the dynamics and interactions of disasters, identifies the most important risk factors and promptly estimates the effects and consequences for disaster control.
Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Prof. Dr. Michael Kunz
CEDIM Speaker
Phone: +49 (0) 721 608-22845
Cologne’s municipal drainage company, Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln, AöR, (StEB) is a municipal company of the city of Cologne. Its core activities include all water management tasks, including sewage disposal, flood control and flood prevention as well as water maintenance and waterway construction. StEB has developed flood risk maps for Cologne showing the areas at risk from flooding, groundwater flooding and heavy rainfall.
Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln, AöR
Ostmerheimer Straße 555
51109 Köln

Henning Werker
Senior Head of Department
Phone: +49 (0) 221 / 22 12 27 58
Fax: +49 (0) 221 / 66 22 12 27 58
The Competence Centre “KomPass – Climate Impacts and Adaptation in Germany” as part of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has set itself the task to promote climate change adaptation in Germany and Europe. The main tasks of KomPass include the further development of the German Adaptation Strategy (DAS) and the promotion of its implementation. In the progress report on the DAS (2015) concrete steps and measures were defined. To this end, KomPass pools and imparts expertise on climate impacts and potential adaptation measures. Its target groups are authorities, scientists, industrial and environmental associations, companies and citizens.
The Federal Environment Agency
Wörlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

PD Dr. Achim Daschkeit
Phone: +49 (0) 340 / 21 03 29 93
Fax: +49 (0) 340 / 21 04 29 93
The Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) at the United Nations University carries out cutting edge research on risks and adaptation related to environmental hazards and global change. The research by UNU-EHS promotes policies and programs to reduce these risks, while taking into account the interplay between environmental and societal factors. Research focuses on climate change adaptation incorporating insurance-related approaches, environmentally induced migration and social vulnerability as well as ecosystem services and environmental deterioration processes. Further key areas include models and tools to analyse vulnerability and risks linked to natural hazards, with a focus on urban space and rural-urban interfaces.
United Nations University UNU/EHS
Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
53113 Bonn

Dr. Zita Sebesvari

Our personal Members

Personal Members

Manuel Atug
pers. Member
HiSolutions AG
Head of Business Development
Heinrich-Brüning-Straße 9
53111 Bonn
Phone: +49 30 533 289-207
Karl-Heinz Banse
personal Member
Deutscher Feuerwehrverband e.V.
Reinhardtstraße 25
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 28 88 48-800
Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 28 88 48-809
Marie-Theres Baranski
Young Professional
Franziskus Bayer
Krisenmanagement und Business Continuity, Organisatorische Resilienz
Young Professional
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörn Birkmann
personal Member
Prof. Dr. Janos Bogardi
personal Member
ZEF - Centre for Development Research
Genscherallee 3
53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 / 73 61 87
Prof. Dr. Peter Bradl
personal Member
IREM - Institute for Rescue, Emergency and Disaster Management
Hochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Südwestpark 37-41
90449 Nürnberg
Phone: +49 (0) 931 / 35 11-81 35
Fax: +49 (0) 931 / 35 11-81 35
Peter Brandmann
Personal Member
Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk
Ortsverband Nürnberg
Tillypark 200
90431 Nürnberg
Nevzat Bucioglu
personal Member
Infinidat Germany
Dr. Jürgen Clemens
personal Member
Katja Dörner
personal Member
Chairwoman - DKKV
Mayor of the City of Bonn
Berliner Platz 2
53111 Bonn
Phone: 0228/772000
Frank Ehl
personal Member
Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
Sophie Eisenbarth
Young Professional
Prof. Dr. Alexander Fekete
personal Member
Technische Hochschule Köln
Faculty of Systems, Energy and Machine Systems; Institute for Rescue Engineering and Security (IRG)
Betzdorfer Straße 2
50679 Köln
Phone: +49 (0) 221 / 82 75-26 04
Prof. Dr. Frank Fiedrich
personal Member
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Head of Chair Civil Protection, Disaster Response and Physical Security
Gaußstr. 20
42119 Wuppertal
Phone: +49 (0) 202 / 439-56 00
Fax: +49 (0) 202 / 439-56 01
Fabian Flöck
Young Professionals
Student an der Universität Bonn
Janna Frischen
Young Professional
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Antananarivo, Madagaskar
Phone: +261 34 72 252 84
Prof. Dr. Matthias Garschagen
personal Member
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Luisenstraße 37
80333 Munich
Prof. Dr. Lars Gerhold
personal Member
Freie Universität Berlin
Chair of Interdisciplinary Security Research, Research Forum Public Safety
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 83 85 16 93
Prof. Dr. Henning Goersch
Program Director / Emergency Practitioner
personal Member
Akkon-Hochschule für Humanwissenschaften
National and International Civil Protection
Colditzstraße 34
12099 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 80 92 33 223
Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 80 92 33 230
Christian Goihl
personal Member
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Johann Georg Goldammer
personal Member
Global Fire Monitoring Center
Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry
c/o University Freiburg
Georges-Koehler-Allee 75
79110 Freiburg
Phone: +49 (0) 761 / 80 80 11
Fax: +49 (0) 761 / 80 80 12
Martin Gonder
Young Professional
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Grünreich
Former President and Professor Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy
personal Member
Dorfstraße 18
30952 Ronnenberg
Christoph B.E. Günther-Skorka
personal Member
DRK-Kreisverband Wedding / Prenzlauer Berg e. V.
Neue Hochstraße 21
13347 Berlin
Phone: 030 600300-5513
Achim Hackstein
Personal Member
Fachverband Leitstellen e.V.
Chairman of Fachverband Leitstellen e.V.
Paulinenallee 28
24960 Glücksburg
Phone: 0049/160 904 15630
Dr. Martin Hellmann
DKKV-Board Member, personal Member
Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
Co­or­di­na­tor Civ­il Se­cu­ri­ty and Du­al-Use
Linder Höhe
51147 Köln
Phone: +49 2203 601-4549
Fax: +49 2203 601-390
Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob
personal Member
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Fischertwiete 1
20095 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 / 22 63 38 40 6
Mobile: +49 (0)171 / 51 00 33 8
Fax: +49 (0) 40 / 22 63 38 16 3
Natalie Junge
personal Member
Bekassinenau 139a
22147 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 / 5544 9834
Kevin Klein
Young Professional
Student an der Universität Bonn
Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas
personal Member
University Cologne
Horst Kremers
personal Member
P.O. Box 200548
13515 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 20 87 89 02
Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 37 28 587
René Kusdian
Young Professional
Institute of Geography, University of Bonn
Meckenheimer Allee 166
53115 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 73 2693
Niklas Mascha
Young Professional
University Bonn
Stefan Merten
Young Professional
Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)
Universität Bonn (KaVoMa)
Dr. Karoline Meßenzehl
Personal Member
DB Netz AG Zentrale, Frankfurt a. Main
Head of Natural Hazard Management
Jacob Molte
Young Professional
German Red Cross
Lina-Marie Müller
Young Professional
Prof. Dr. Stefan Pickl
personal Member
DKKV - vice chairman
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Chair for Operations Research
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 60 04 24 00
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 60 04 35 61
Malte Plewa
Young Professional
Machonstraße 27
12105 Berlin
Alexander Raab
Young Professional
Reinhausen 31
93059 Regensburg
Mobile: 017634927286
Gerold Reichenbach
personal Member
Poststraße 2a
65468 Trebur
Dr.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Rother
personal Member
Am Hessendenkmal 10
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 (0) 6131 / 47 37 53
Luisa Ruck
Young Professional
Dr. Alexander Rudloff
DKKV-Board Member, personal Member
German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
14473 Potsdam
Désirée Schaper
Young Professional
Peter Schichan
Personal Member
SFU Wien - Institute for Psychoanalytic-Ethnological Disaster Research
Huebwiesenstrasse 77
8954 Geroldswil, Schweiz
Phone: +41 79 893 18 42
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Torsten Schlurmann
Managing Director and Professor
Franzius Institute for Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering, Leibniz University Hannover
Nienburger Str. 4
30167 Hannover
Phone: +49 (0) 511 / 7 62 25 73
Fax: +49 (0) 511 / 7 62 40 02
Prof. Dr. Peter Schmiedtchen
Personal Member
Mobile: 01606362370
Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott
personal Member
DKKV - Board Member
University of Bonn
Professor at the Department of Geography | Head of Master's programme "Disaster Management and Risk Governance (KaVoMa)"
Meckenheimer Allee 166
53115 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 / 73-53 94
Fax: +49 (0) 228 / 73-90 99
Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze
personal Member
DKKV - Board Member
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0) 341 / 2 35 16 07
Katharina Seeger
Young Professional
Dominic Sett
Young Professional
Speaker Young Professional
Markus Seyfarth
Young Professional
Michael Skala
Young Professional
Gerold Stabel
Young Professional
Milva Tannenbaum
Young Professional
ASB Landesverband Hamburg e.V.
Referentin für Notfallvorsorge
Prof. Dr. Wiltrud Terlau
personal Member
University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
International Centre for Sustainable Development
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
Phone: +49 (0) 2241 / 86 54 10
Prof. Dr. Gerd Tetzlaff
personal Member
Leipzig Institute for Meteorology
Emeritus Professor
Menckestr. 25
04155 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0) 341 / 55 03 194
Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken
personal Member
University of Potsdam
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Geography
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm
Phone: +49 (0) 331 / 977-29 84
Fax: +49 (0) 0331 / 977-27 61
Prof. Dr. Uwe Ulbrich
personal Member
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute for Meteorology
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6 - 10
12165 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 83 87 11 86
Anissa Vogel
Young Professional
Institute of Geography Cologne
Working group Urban and Social Geography
University of Cologne
50923 Köln
Prof. Dr. Martin Voss
personal Member
DKKV - Board Member
Freie Universität Berlin
Disaster Research Unit Berlin (KFS)
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 83 87 26 13
Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 83 87 12 615
Dipl.-Ing. Sylvia Wallasch
pers. Member
Dennis Wengenroth
Young Professional
DLRG Bundesverband
Phone: 0173-6357743 (office)
Prof. Dr. Friedemann Wenzel
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Geophysical Institute
Hertzstr. 16
76187 Karlsruhe
Astrid Wigidal
Assistant lecturer
Young Professional
Speaker Young Professional
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Department: Social work and health
Nibelungenplatz 1
60318 Frankfurt am Main
Armin Zeising
Personal Member