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.
|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|
CIrcle: Critical Infrastructures – Relations and Consequences for Life and Environment
The Netherlands, 2014-present
Positions held: GIS expert
Main project features: Evaluation and Visualisation of Cascading Effects in Critical Infrastructure Networks
Activities performed: Development and Implementation of a GIS-based workflow to transform information provided by stakeholders in CIrcle-workshops into short video clips. Visualisation of possible cascading effects over time on a spatial basis using Open Data e.g. from OpenStreetMap for the consequence analysis.
MLV: Implementation of the Multi-Layer-Safety Concept
The Netherlands, 2013
Positions held: Consultant
Main project features Application of the Multi-Layer-Safety concept within several case studies in the Netherlands
Activities performed: Implementation of the Multi-Layer-Safety tool for the assessment of flood risks, estimation of costs and benefits of several risk reduction strategies, presentation and discussion of strategies in stakeholder workshop
BASE: Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies Towards a Sustainable Europe
European Union, 2013-present
Positions held: Spatial Modelling Expert
Main project features: Development of a Python-based model for the calculation of flood risks on a European scale under current (EU-Watch) and future climate change (RCP) and socio-economic (SSP) scenarios. Validation of the model and investigation of scale effects.
IAM: Integrated Assessment Methodology for the Brisbane River Catchment
Queensland, Australia, 2013
Positions held: Consultant Flood Impacts
Main project features: Assessment of flood impacts for the
Activities performed: Development of a spatial modelling tool, Assessment of direct and indirect economic flood losses in the Brisbane River and North Pine River catchments. Validation of all results on the 2011 Queensland flood event
SSM 2015: Improvement of the Damage Assessment in HIS-SSM
The Netherlands, 2012-2013
Positions held: Flood Risk Expert
Main project features: Development of modelling approaches for the enhanced assessment of flood impacts in the Netherlands. Investigation of the applicability of damage functions for unprotected areas. Recommendations for modifications on the current assessment approach
CIPRNet: Critical Infrastructure Preparedness and Resilience Research Network
European Union, 2013-present
Positions held: Flood Risk Expert
Main project features: Development of a cross-border storyline scenario for CI interruption due to flooding. Contribution to the development of modelling approaches for CI and implementation of assessment approaches for direct and indirect damages. Participation in an pan-European network of CI experts.
HaRiMa-DK: Hazard and Risk Mapping in Denmark
Positions held: Expert in Spatial Flood Risk Modelling
Main project features: Development of a GIS-based spatial modelling environment for the integrated assessment of tangible and intangible flood losses. Flood hazard and flood risk mapping for urban and rural pilot sites according to the requirements of the EU Flood Risk Directive.
XtremRisK: Extreme storm surges at open coasts and estuarine areas
Positions held: Researcher
Main project features: Development and implementation of spatial modelling approaches for the evaluation of tangible and intangible consequences due to coastal flooding. Integrated micro-scale flood impact and flood risk assessment for two pilot sites. Dissemination of research outcomes on international conferences and workshops.
Spatial Modeling of Tangible and Intangible Losses in Integrated Coastal Flood Risk Analysis
Burzel, A.; Dassanayake, D.R.; Oumeraci, H. (2015): Spatial Modeling of Tangible and Intangible Losses in Integrated Coastal Flood Risk Analysis. Coastal Engineering Journal (57) 31
Multi Layer Safety – Wie stehen die Chancen für ein neues Hochwasserrisikomanagementkonzept in den Niederlanden?
Burzel, A. (2014): Multi Layer Safety – Wie stehen die Chancen für ein neues Hochwasserrisikomanagementkonzept in den Niederlanden?, DKKV Publikationsreihe (51): Katastrophenvorsorge zwischen alten Strukturen und neuen Herausforderungen. Dokumentation zum 13. Forum Katastrophenvorsorge, 11.-12. Dezember 2013, Hamburg
Towards a Decision Support System for Consequence Analysis of Flooding on Critical Infrastructure
Burzel, A., Hounjet, M.W.A., Becker, B.P.J., Di Pietro, A., Pollino, M., Rosato, V., Tofani, A. (2014): Towards a Decision Support System for Consequence Analysis of Flooding on Critical Infrastructure, Proceedings 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics HIC 2014, New York, USA
Joint Research Project XtremRisK: Overview and Spatial Modelling in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg
Burzel, A.; Ujeyl, G.; Oumeraci, H. (2012): Joint Research Project XtremRisK: Overview and Spatial Modelling in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. ,Proceedings 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics HIC 2012, Hamburg, Germany
Spatial Modelling of tangible and intangible Losses for Extreme Storm Surges - Result of the XtremRisK-Project
Burzel, A.; Dassanayake, D.R.; Oumeraci, H. (2012): Spatial Modelling of tangible and intangible Losses for Extreme Storm Surges - Result of the XtremRisK-Project, Proc. 2nd Conf. on FLOODrisk Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Risk Acceptance for Extreme Events in a Changing Climate - What is “safe enough”? Proceedings of the 1st CoastDoc Seminar
Burzel, A., Oumeraci, H. (2011): Risk Acceptance for Extreme Events in a Changing Climate - What is “safe enough”? Proceedings of the 1st CoastDoc Seminar. In: Mitteilungen des Forschungsinstituts Wasser und Umwelt, 2nd issue, ISSN 1868-6613
Statistical Analysis of Flood Risk. Water and Waste (Wasser und Abfall)
Thürmer, K.; Raschke, M.; Burzel, A. (2009): Statistical Analysis of Flood Risk. Water and Waste (Wasser und Abfall), Special Issue 5th World Water Forum, Istanbul
|2014||Co-Organisation and Co-Chairing of the EGU Topical Meeting “Validation in Flood Risk Modelling”, 9-10 December 2014, Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands|
|2013-present||Support Tenders and Bids of the Department Water Risk Analysis, Preparation of EOIs, Tenders and Proposals for international projects|