Priv. Doz. Dr.-Ing. Kai Schröter

Priv. Doz. Dr.-Ing. Kai Schröter
Building C 4, Room 1.27/1.28
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Senior scientist section Hydrology

SAFERPLACES Lead Work Package 3 - Damage modeling

DIGITAL EARTH bridging Postdoc

Research Interests:

flood risk
flood forecasting and warning
hydrological and hydraulic modelling
uncertainty analysis and optimisation methods


since 02/2021 Lecturer (Privatdozent) for Hydrology at the Institute of Environmental Science and Geography at the University of Potsdam

since 2012 Research associate German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Section Hydrology, Potsdam

2008 - 2012 Project engineer and project manager BWS GmbH, Hamburg

2002 - 2008 Research associate, Section for Engineering Hydrology and Water Resources Management (IHWB), TU-Darmstadt


2020 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil) at the University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, "Improved flood risk assessment: new data sources and methods for flood risk modelling"

2008 Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) at Technical University of Darmstadt, Department of Civil Engineering, "A contribution to the uncertainty analysis of distributed hydrological models"

1996 - 2002 Civil Engineering, TU-Darmstadt


Current projects:

  • Digital Earth

Completed projects:

  • CEDIM rapid flood event analysis
  • 3dcfd - 3d-city flood damage module
  • OASIS+ open access catastrophe modelling driving adaptation to enable resilience
  • MSCA ETN System-Risk
  • H2020 Insurance - Oasis Innovation Hub for Catastrophe and Climate Extremes Risk Assessment

Research Boards and Committees:

Editor for the Journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences


Promotion with ‘summa cum laude’ (2008)
AGU Journal Water Resources Research ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ (2015)

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