Viktor Rözer

Research Fellow

Viktor Rözer

Viktor worked for the Grantham Research Institute from 2018 until 2023. Hew was part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) project. Viktor works on adaptation and resilience to flooding and other climate related risks with a focus on urban areas. He is interested in the quantification of flood impacts, the role of insurance and incentives for increasing pre-event resilience.


Viktor completed his PhD at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam, Germany. He worked as a research associate at the Hydrology group at the German Research Centre for Geosciences. His thesis focuses on the impacts of urban flooding with a focus on the coping capacity of private households. He completed his undergraduate degree in Geography at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and holds a master’s degree in Environmental Hydrology from the Free University of Berlin. He has previously taught courses in Statistics at the Geography Department at Humboldt University in Berlin. Viktor also worked as a data scientist for an e-commerce start-up, developing predictive models.

Research Interests

  • (Urban) flood resilience
  • Flood damage mitigation, risk management and adaptation
  • (Probabilistic) loss modelling
  • Flood early warning systems
  • Bayesian statistics and machine learning