Call for Applications: 2019 DAAD Alumni Seminar – „Resilient Flood Risk Management”

CfPThe TH Köln University of Applied Sciences and the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern call for applications from suitable candidates for the 2019 DAAD Alumni Seminar. This event will offer the chance to exchange experience and expertise on specific topics in the field of resilient flood risk management, to merge their networks and to foster future collaboration in research and practice. It will bring together scientists and practitioners from many countries of the world, representing not only a variety of scientific disciplines but at the same time different national experiences and approaches towards flood disaster resilience.

The seminar will provide a unique opportunity for experts from around the globe, who conducted part of their studies in Germany, to foster and enhance international cooperation and exchange. It will be composed of online-workshops and an intense one-week program in Cologne, Germany from 14-18 October 2019. Travel costs to/from the seminar as well as accommodation and meals during the program in Germany are covered.

Topic & context: The following questions shall guide potential applicants by identifying the main seminar’s content ideas. At the same time these questions should be addressed in the applications; not necessarily all of them, but those best fitting to interest and expertise of the applicants. Replies should be formulated in a form ready for (optional) later publication; the length of your formulation is not limited by us and depends on your own goal to participate in this workshop.

  1. What is the relevance of the concept of resilience within flood risk management? Is there already evidence that in specific fields it does provide novel insights, concepts, methods or applications?
  2. How can resilience be applied in the area of flood risk assessments and/or governance?
  3. What are important gaps in the flood risk management approach of the countries you work in?
  4. Your background:
    a. Work relation with the topic of floods
    b. Interest of outcome (paper, project proposal, other

Application procedure: We ask each applicant to provide a CV and a written application comprising the following:

  • Main motivation (Up to 3 sentences)
  • Information about 3 months you have already spent in Germany (research and / or education, conferences etc.)
  • Country of current (last 6 months) residence up to application deadline
  • Replies to our guiding questions (select those relevant; minimum length of this section: half page)

In order for applicants to be eligible for participation, the following formal requirements must be met:

Please submit applications (CV and written application) until 25 March 2019 to

More information on the seminar you can find here: 2019 DAAD Alumni Seminar_Resilient Flood Risk Management_Call for Applications