THESys Member

Heidi Kreibich is the head of Working group “Flood risk and climate adaptation“ at Section Hydrology, GFZ Potsdam. She is also private lecturer at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Research Interests

  • Flood risk assessment
  • Vulnerability analysis and loss modelling
  • Risk management and climate adaptation
  • Human-Water Feedbacks

Community service

  • President of the Natural Hazards Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • President of the International Commission on Human-Water Feedbacks of IAHS

Selected Publication

AghaKouchak, A., Huning, L.S., Sadegh, M., …, Kreibich, H. (2023) Toward impact-based monitoring of drought and its cascading hazards. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 4, 582-595,

Kreibich, H. et al. (2022): The challenge of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management. Nature, 608, 80-86

Kreibich, H., de Ruiter, M. C., Goda, K., Keiler, M., Suppasri, A., Malamud, B. D. (2022): Critical research in the water-related multi-hazard field. Nature Sustainability, 5, 90-91,

Merz, B., Blöschl, G., Vorogushyn, S., Dottori, F., Aerts, J. C. J. H., Bates, P., Bertola, M., Kemter, M., Kreibich, H., Lall, U., Macdonald, E. (2021): Causes, impacts and patterns of disastrous river floods. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 2, 592-609,

Kreibich, H., van den Bergh, J. C. J. M., Bouwer, L. M., Bubeck, P., Ciavola, P., Green, C., Hallegatte, S., Logar, I., Meyer, V., Schwarze, R., Thieken, A. H. (2014): Costing natural hazards. Nature Climate Change, 4, 303-306,

For a complete list of publications, please refer to: ORCID 0000-0001-6274-3625