Andreas Burzel

Andreas Burzel

expert on flood risk analysis

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Andreas Burzel is a flood risk analyst and researcher with more than 5 years of experience in his field. He graduated in 2009 at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar (Germany). From 2010 to 2012 he was working at the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources in Braunschweig (Germany), where he carried out his research on the GIS-based spatial modelling of tangible and intangible flood losses due to extreme storm surges. Currently, Andreas is working on his PhD-thesis on this topic.

Since 2013, Andreas is working as a consultant and researcher in the department Water Risk Analysis (RAW) at Deltares. He is involved in national and international flood risk studies, where he brings in his expertise on the development and implementation of spatial models for the assessment of different types of flood consequences. Lately, Andreas is involved in the development of modelling and visualisation techniques for cascading effects of critical infrastructure.

Andreas has a passion for sharing his knowledge and teaching. He gave courses on flood risk analysis and GIS in international summer schools as well as guest lectures about his research. Andreas was involved in the supervision of numerous MSc-theses. Recently he gave internal evening-seminars on flood risk analysis in Deltares as well as training in an international master class on critical infrastructure.

Working experience

2013-present Deltares Inland Water Systems, Flood risk expert
2009-2012 Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources, Department Hydromechanics and Coastal Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany Research Associate
2006-2009 Research Institute and Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering (IWSÖ), Weimar, Germany Student Research Assistent