Michael Kunz new coordinator of Topic 6


Since June 2014, the new coordinator of Topic 6 "Risks and Risk Management" of the KIT-Center Center Climate and Environment is PD Dr. Michael Kunz. The deputy coordinator is the former coordinator Prof. Friedenmann Wenzel .

The scientist  study geological risks (landslides, earthquakes), atmospheric risks (storms, strong rains, and heavy thunderstorms with hail, lightning, and squalls), hydrological risks (extreme precipitation and runoff events as well as droughts), and hydraulic risks (extreme fl ow speeds and solid transport in fl oating waters and on buildings).

A central role is assumed by the  Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM), in which Michael Kunz is the deputy coordinator.